Windmill Lane opens Studio 5

Windmill Lane opens Studio 5

[Studio 5 in Windmill Lane]


Written by Jason Gaffney

[Read Time – 4 mins]


Windmill Lane Dublin, Ireland has unveiled major upgrades to its audio facility with the consolidation of its famous Number4 into their headquarters at 29 Herbert Street. This now means that all audio facilities are under one roof. The new studio, featuring Avid – Pro Tools HD ensures Windmill Lane will continue to operate at the highest standard of post-production.



Recent Work

The studio has been at the forefront of some major projects recently including; Kizazi Moto – Generation Fire (Disney+), BBC’s Smother, RTÉ’s KIN and Larian’s Baldurs Gate 3 as well as high profile recent commercial work in Ireland such as Glenhaven and An Post. Windmill Lane are currently working on BBC’s Black Shore, Vico Films The Young Offenders and Netflix Bodkin – produced by Michelle and Barack Obama.



Windmill Lane encompasses a number of creative production entities including; Commercials, Film, TV, VFX and Animation. New consoles have been integrated into their mixing rooms designed to support Windmill Lanes audio post-production services while their Audio Studio 1 [see here] is fitted with Dolby Atmos immersive mixing capabilities. All studios are now tailored to deliver outstanding results across all sectors of the business.


In the beginning

3 January 2023 marked 25 years to the day since Number4 opened its doors and Paddy Gibbons – former head of Audio at Windmill Lane – reflected on how it all began. “𝙏𝙝𝙚𝙧𝙚 𝙬𝙚𝙧𝙚 𝙤𝙣𝙡𝙮 3 𝙤𝙛 𝙪𝙨 𝙤𝙣 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙩𝙚𝙖𝙢 𝙩𝙤 𝙨𝙩𝙖𝙧𝙩. 𝙇𝙞𝙠𝙚 𝙙𝙧𝙞𝙫𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙖 𝙘𝙖𝙧 – 𝙮𝙤𝙪 𝙝𝙖𝙫𝙚 𝙩𝙤 𝙪𝙣𝙙𝙚𝙧𝙨𝙩𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙬𝙝𝙚𝙧𝙚 𝙚𝙫𝙚𝙧𝙮𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙞𝙨 𝙛𝙞𝙧𝙨𝙩. 𝙎𝙤 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙬𝙖𝙨 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙛𝙤𝙘𝙪𝙨 𝙞𝙣 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙚𝙖𝙧𝙡𝙮 𝙙𝙖𝙮𝙨 [𝙡𝙖𝙪𝙜𝙝𝙨]. 𝙒𝙚 𝙝𝙖𝙙 𝙜𝙤𝙣𝙚 𝙛𝙪𝙡𝙡𝙮 𝙙𝙞𝙜𝙞𝙩𝙖𝙡 𝙨𝙤 𝙞𝙩 𝙬𝙖𝙨 𝙖 𝙡𝙚𝙖𝙧𝙣𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙘𝙪𝙧𝙫𝙚 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙛𝙞𝙧𝙨𝙩 𝙥𝙞𝙚𝙘𝙚 𝙤𝙛 𝙬𝙤𝙧𝙠 𝙬𝙚 𝙙𝙞𝙙, 𝙖 𝙘𝙤𝙢𝙢𝙚𝙧𝙘𝙞𝙖𝙡 (𝙎𝙞𝙢𝙥𝙡𝙚 𝙎𝙤𝙖𝙥 / 𝙙𝙞𝙧 – 𝙅𝙤𝙝𝙣 𝙈𝙤𝙤𝙧𝙚), 𝙬𝙖𝙨 𝙫𝙚𝙧𝙮 𝙘𝙝𝙖𝙡𝙡𝙚𝙣𝙜𝙞𝙣𝙜. 𝘽𝙪𝙩 𝙖𝙡𝙨𝙤 𝙫𝙚𝙧𝙮 𝙧𝙚𝙬𝙖𝙧𝙙𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙗𝙚𝙘𝙖𝙪𝙨𝙚 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙨𝙩𝙪𝙙𝙞𝙤 𝙚𝙦𝙪𝙞𝙥𝙢𝙚𝙣𝙩 𝙖𝙡𝙡𝙤𝙬𝙚𝙙 𝙪𝙨 𝙩𝙤 𝙙𝙚𝙡𝙞𝙫𝙚𝙧 𝙝𝙞𝙜𝙝 𝙦𝙪𝙖𝙡𝙞𝙩𝙮 𝙬𝙤𝙧𝙠”, says Paddy.


[Number4 opened its doors in 1978]

The Future

This emphasis on high-end studio equipment endures today and Windmill Lane’s recent investment on the back of a recent Baselight upgrade (see here) is a statement of intent – a further investment in their clients and the work. 

It’s not only equipment they are investing in but talent and Tom Morris – Re-Recording Mixer – shares his thoughts on the impact Studio 5 will have. Tom states; Studio 5 is a great addition to our audio facilities at Windmill. The bigger space is perfect for client presentations and sessions with multiple creatives and producers.

With an increasing number of people engaged in a hybrid work style, I think it’s important we offer our studios as a hub of creativity and productivity. Our clients can come and listen to their mixes, while also availing of our canteen and meeting rooms just outside“, says Tom.


[Kizazi Moto – Generation Fire]

Having begun her Windmill Lane journey 18 years ago in audio at Number4 Deborah Doherty – Head of Production – is best placed to comment on how the company’s offering has evolved and how this latest investment will impact their portfolio of work. “Over the years, we’ve grown the audio studios here in Windmill with our team now working  across high end Film and Drama, documentaries, broadcast , animation , gaming, and commercials. The addition of the new studios,  especially Studio 5 on our top floor will allow us,  post covid, to bring more clients back in to the building attending in-person mixes where audio sounds it’s best and we can’t wait to show it off”, says Deborah

Head of Audio Mick Creedon recently celebrated his 10 year anniversary at Windmill Lane and articulates the day to day impact this investment will have. He says “We are delighted to have all 5 mix suites under the one roof, all on the same systems with complete freedom to move from one room to another depending on the projects that are in front us. Our new Studios 4 & 5 positioned up through the building are a wonderful creative space for the engineers and clients alike and we look forward to creating some great work across all genres in these rooms into the future.


For any Audio related queries please contact:

Deborah Doherty / Head of Production /

Renata Fitzpatrick / Producer /

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