You might recognise some of these girls already РLeanne Moore as the winner of You’re A Star in 2008, Kim Hayden from The Voice of Ireland as well as from Paddy Casey’s song Out of Control, and Michele McGrath Рan Andrea Roche model and also from pop group Industry.


This new band is the new project of a Eurovision veteran Linda Martin, who has had an internationally successful music career, managed by Louis Walsh.

We shot the video in the studio with 3 5600K LED lights, Canon 70D with stabiliser and also with a running slider. The whole production was edited and graded in FCPX. We synced up all footage using FCPX multi-cam feature and did the colour grade manually using the on-board colour correction tools. Final format was 1080P H.264 format with optimisation for online streaming and playback.

We wish all the girls the very best in their future and know you will be hearing a lot more from these girls very soon.

Liir – Smells Like Teen Spirit (Cover)

The first time we worked with Panic Animal was back in 2012 when they were just starting out as band and we were just starting out as a production studio. Two years later we cross paths again and agree to work on a fully recorded live gig in the Blue Door night club Port-laoise.

We had 7 cameras placed around the room from GoPro’s Hero 4’s to DSLR’s¬†such as Canon 70D, 60D, 5D etc. All audio was recorded live with a 003 linked up with focus rite pre’s via ADAT. We spilt the signal so as not to interfere with the bands Live sound.

All Mixing and Mastering was done with ProTools 11 and all video editing was done in FCPX.

Panic Animal are one of the most sought after wedding/club bands around the country. It is great to see how far these guys have come along in the last few years and was a privilege to work with them as always. You can find more info on them and upcoming tour dates on their site below.

Joey Lee Lawlor known nationwide for his cover band “Walk The Line” has released his first single “The Sky Has Never Changed”. The single reached No.1 in the Irish County charts and the music video has recently been picked up by “The Phil Mack International Country Show” on Sky Tv channel 191. It will be aired from the 25th of January.

We Recorded the single back in June/July and shot the music video in October. We used some analogue vintage plugins on the mix such as “Kramer Tape Machine” and “CLA” compressors. This gave it a great old school sound.

The Video was shot using a canon 60D. Edited and graded in FCPX. ¬†We used some stock footage for the train scenes and also got to make use of FCPX’s new “optical flow” feature on some of the kid scenes.

We look forward to seen Joey’s video and single going out to over half a million viewers on the 25th of January.

At the tender age of 15 April has launched her first EP “This Time” which consists of songs all written by herself. Her first single and video “ONE DAY” deals with an issue that affects all people of all ages.

We shot the video early May 2014 in the Dublin Mountains at Joey Lee (Aprils fathers) home place. Most the shots were done with Canon 6D and a Canon 50mm EF lens. We used a 50-70mm lens for some of the high shots done with the crane.
All shots were graded and edited in FCPX 10.1.1 then sent to compressor for optimized HD streaming for YouTube.

April is currently climbing up the charts with her EP and we would love to see her get in the Top 20. charts. We also Mastered the EP so would mean world to see it in the top 20 charts for us too. Please support her, us and the Irish music scene ūüôā

You can download her ep here…

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A great start to the year with our first Single Release of the year topping the iTunes charts and staying at No.1 for 4 days straight!


J Casey came to us about 4 months ago with an album of songs, he played them all for me in the studio one day and one song in particular jumped out at me. I loved everything about it! The progressions, the melodies and most of all the way his lyrics captivated me from start to finish. I knew after first hearing the song that the lyrics were very personal to him. He then went on to tell me how it was about losing his Dad to suicide and also losing a close friend. I told him there and then that that song had to be his first Single Release. It meant the world to me seen him getting No.1 in the iTunes Singer/Songwriter charts, he deserves it and so much more. Download his single below

I really feel that this year will be a big year for him, with record labels and promoters already in touch with him its only a matter of time till he will be sharing the stage with the likes of Ed Sheeran etc.

J Casey – Melody Mashup

Music video by Simon Sweeney performing his first original single ‘Invisible”.
Simon Sweeney, an independent singer/songwriter from Co. Kildare Ireland releases his first original song Invisible on iTunes on the 26th August 2013 .
Simon wrote this song about his life experiences of loss and grievance of a loved one. We started work on this track with Simon earlier on this year, Simon  had a clear direction with where he wanted to take the song and of course with the song being so personal to him we made sure that was also portrayed in his Video.
We shot the video in The Japanese Gardens and Irish National Stud. Such a beautiful location! We had a crane/Jib for the day which really helped with some of the shots especially the opening shot of the Waterfall. We used a Canon 50mm lens for most the close head-shots and then a 120mm sigma f2.8 for most the landscape shots. We were really happy with the shoot turned out.

We wish Simon the best and will be hearing much more from this guy soon.

Simon’s single Invisible will be out on iTunes etc on the 26th of August so make sure you grab a download!

First and foremost my¬†sincere¬†apologizes¬†for the delay with the DVD’s. Had them all finished, mixed, mast


ered,¬†edited, duplicated and printed almost two weeks ago. I was waiting on casing to arrive which never came! I got scammed from a seller on¬†eBay. Paypal have now¬†refunded me the balance but that was the main reason for the hold up. All DVD’s were posted this morning.(24th April 2013)

I was blown away by the talent at the show, we did the live sound at the event and also recorded the full concert with a camera crew too, was going bald with stress levels at times!! It was only when I sat down to start mixing the session the following day that I released how talented these kids really were.

The DVD turned out amazing and I really think that you will be blown away by the performances of all acts and especially the ones you were there to support. If you are looking for a DVD of the event or want extras get in touch with us here.

Well done to all top 5 finalist and also Kelly Hannon who waked away with a rather large sized cheque for 5 grand in her back pocket! Pat and Paula did a fantastic job with Season 1 of Teenstars.

Here is a live performance of Ryan Dolan at the Teenstars final and his song “Only love will survice”. Ryan will be representing Ireland in the 2013 Eurovision¬†competition in¬†Malm√∂ Sweden.


I’m delighted to announce that WL Studios is now an official sponsor of the 2012 and 2013 Irish Daily Stars Teen Star singing competition. The event has been running for the past few months with contestants from all over Ireland competing for the grand prize of ‚ā¨5000 or a trip to Disney Land with ‚ā¨2500 spending money. 2nd prize is a voucher for 5 tracks to be recorded, produced, mixed and mastered at WL Studios.

The 2012 final is on Sunday the 31st of March in the West Grove hotel Clane Co.Kildare. The final 32 contestants will be judged by

  • Ryan Dolan – Representing Ireland in this years 2013 Eurovision
  • Ryan O Shaughnessy – Britain’s got talent
  • Kim Hayden – Voice of Ireland
  • Paula Twomey – Touring Musician

WL Studios will be there to record the whole competition and will also be shooting a live video of all the acts performing which will be available for purchase on the night.

Best of luck to all the contestants.


Had an awesome time working with the Panic animal crew earlier this month. The guys wanted to do a full live production in¬†the old¬†Methodist¬†church in Athy Co.Kildare. ¬†Was slightly concerned about the acoustics of a church for a live rock band. Went ahead, pulled out the mobile rig, and could not have been happer with the natural reverbs in the Church. Love the sound of Pauls(drummers) kit. Never had the¬†opportunity¬†of tracking a full live Rock band in a church before. Used only a tad of digital reverb on the vocals (Altiverb 7) and the rest was the¬†natural¬†reverb in the Church. Was awesome! Nearly contemplating tracking drums there instead of the studio here from now on…nah, my studio acoustics are waaay better :-P!

We had Rob Rainsford from the “Vision Room” over to shoot and direct the whole visual side of things while I got to sit back and rock out to their full Live set..while tracking it too of course.

Really happy with the end result on this one.

Be sure to check them out the Panic Animal guys at

Enjoy ūüėČ

Dammy who is currently working on his album with us here was featured on RTE’s Pulse show. This was an awesome achievement as his album is still not finished and to get featured on such a prestigious show excites us even more to see what he will achieve once the album is released in March 2013

Well done Dammy, big things this year for you!