Creating new relevant Sounds with a focus on the Artists Vision
You could say that an accomplished music producer is the musical embodiment of a Swiss-army knife. Introducing Ciarán O’ Shea, Berlin, Germany based record producer and mixer . Ciarán’s impressive skill set is the result of a wealth of wide ranging experience in the music business at the highest level.
Ciarán’s career began as a member of rock group Cyclefly who rose to international acclaim in the late nineties. Working with industry big hitters such as Sylvia Massy (Tool, Prince), Colin Richardson (Slipknot, Rodrigo y Gabriela), Bill Appleberry (Stone Temple Pilots, The Fugees) and Sean Beavan (N.I.N., No Doubt, Marylin Manson) has given Ciarán a wealth of experience to draw from.
Diversifying his professional palette Ciarán’s talents introduced him to the world of television, movie and video game soundtracks where he worked as a composer and mixer for BBC, ITV, Channel 4, RTÉ, FilmFour and Square Enix productions.
As a music producer he has worked in a variety of styles from electronica to pop to rock with artists such as Bush, Chester Bennington (Linkin Park), The Frank and Walters, Sacha Puttnam, Rulers Of The Planet, Zoax and Chris Coco.
As owner of WhiteWell Studios, Ciarán’s outlook is that every artist/band is unique and works with you in a comfortable, creative environment to bring your vision to its highest level of realization.
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2 ReviewsEndorse Ciarán O' Shea
I am but an unknown voice and not a professional singer but Ciaran still accepted my job. I am more than happy with the end-result. He gave me space, professionality and self-confidence. The recording of the song was reasonably costed. It was ready within one and a half hour. Arrangement was ready within another half an hour. I walked out of the studio a happier and more confident person asking for the next recording.
We have worked with Ciaran for 5 years and have completed 3 Albums to date, on every occasion We have been impressed with his professionalism and attention to detail. Ciaran keeps a tidy studio environment which makes it a joy to record in and his approach to recording really helps you achieve the sound you are after on your track.Great producer and top musician
Interview with Ciarán O' Shea
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: every project is special to me i love what i do
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: an indie rock album produced and mix , a soundbetter artist produce and a punk bands e.p. mix
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: not yet
Q: Analog or digital and why?
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: meeting new people and being inspired by them
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: What do you think of my song ? i try answer honestly
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: im not an astranaut
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: to be clear and concise when posable
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: expect respect honesty and 100% commitment to project
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: guitar microphone computer soundcard speakers
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've been producing and mixing professionally for over 20 years
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: organic and sexy
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: every artist i work with is the one id like to work with
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: always listen to the artist
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Rock and Pop
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Giving the artist my very best and understanding the vision
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Passion Professionalism Honesty
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: receive demos from artist get familiar with songs discuss songs with artist find the groove let let the work flow
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I run a hybrid system based around a Tube Tec summing mixer Focusrite 2408 mixing desk Tube Tec mic pre amps and compressors Neve mic pre amps SSL buss compressors
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: U2 , Mutt Lange , Brian ENO, Flood , Sigor Ros
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I record, produce and mix songs mostly rock and pop I