Venue: IMRO, Copyright House, Pembroke Row, Dublin 2
Date: Tuesday 22nd May 2018
Time: 7pm – 9pm
Entry: Free (booking essential) email – ei.ormi@stneve
Mixing is an essential stage of music production, and is arguably the most important step in ensuring that a song’s artistic statement reaches the listener’s ears. Yet, the art of mixing is often mis-understood due to it’s nature of being both highly technical and creative. The way in which music is recorded has changed in recent times and while many artists continue to record in professional studios, others are self-recording due to the availability of quality home-recording equipment. Mixing is more important today as it ever has been. Mixing ensures that no matter the fashion in which the music has been recorded, it impacts with the correct aesthetic and allows the listener to be enveloped by the song.
This upcoming IMRO seminar will provide attendees with the opportunity to learn from one of the industry’s experts in mixing and music production. The focus will not only be on the technical aspects of mixing but also the artistic and emotional choices one needs to make when balancing various elements of a song. This talk will explore what mixing means from a creative and technical standpoint, demonstrated through a mix session live on the night. Aimed to enlighten and inspire artists, songwriters, producers, bands, the event is suitable for anyone who is involved in the music production chain.
Aidan Cunningham – Mixer / Producer
Aidan is a full time mixing engineer and music producer who has worked with some of the most exciting acts from Ireland and all around the world. Aidan’s mix spans across many different genres that are as sonically interesting as they are diverse – dealing with artists from the ‘alternative’ world covering all forms of hard rock, metal, punk, post-rock, math-rock, pop, hip-hop and everything in between. Irish acts include Overhead The Albatross, Paul Alwright, The Scratch, The Winter Passing, Ilenkus and Murdock. Aidan is known for his unique production style that is both organic and sonically impactful.
Aidan is a founding member, guitarist and vocalist of the band Murdock (Basick Records). Murdock have released many albums and undertaken countless tours.
Aidan is also a certified Pro Tools HD expert and delivers lectures on Music Production and Sound Engineering for Sound Training College, Dublin.
Having been born half a century too late in 1990, Cado is a modern rock and roll artist with an obsession for music of the past! After stealing a Beatles’ album from a record shop aged 10, he was inspired to make music for people to dance to.
Cado, who grew up in County Kildare, Ireland, was mesmerised at an early age by the sound of The Beatles and Chuck Berry and from then commenced a lifelong obsession with music. His father would perform Johnny B. Goode to him and when he heard the hard hitting opening riff featured in back to the future at age 11, he did not hesitate to pick up a guitar and has rarely put it down since!
The multi-instrumentalist has toured the UK and Ireland with The Shades and in early 2016 he began recording a collection of songs inspired by the music he adores. In August 2016 he released the ‘Take Me Back’ EP. The singer-songwriter takes a completely DIY approach, self-recording and mixing everything in his personal studio. Every instrument is performed by Cado allowing him make music that he truly loves. Cado played a number of local shows in Kildare to mark the release of ‘Take Me Back’ and was featured in The Irish Times and on Joe.ie.
Cado spent late 2016 and early 2017 recording his latest EP in a DIY studio in his hometown of Naas. The first single and title track ‘Satisfy My Soul’ was released in August 2017 with an accompanying music video by Second Frame Films. The single garnered positive reviews and received airplay on regional radio. In the summer of 2017 Cado played the lead role in The Buddy Holly Story after which he and the House band The Delta Cats joined forces and have since been playing shows across the country as Cado & The Delta Cats.
Cado’s latest single ‘My Baby’ was released on 17.03.18 and will be the second single from his upcoming ‘Satisfy My Soul EP’. Mixed by Martin Quinn (The Strypes, Heroes In Hiding) and mastered by Pete Maher, (U2, Jack White). ‘My Baby’ is available to stream and buy from all online music stores and streaming services.
Electric Company have announced a spring Irish tour in support of their forthcoming debut EP ‘Tailspin’, due April 4th. The 5 piece sixties/ indie pop band from Utrecht, Netherlands have been selected to represent the very best of emerging Dutch artists in the Irish marketplace. In association with the Ballyfermot College of Further Education, Dublin and Broken Glasses Productions, Electric Company have been offered many gigs and activities across Ireland including:
April 12th – Roisin Dubh, Galway
April 13th – The Underground Venue, Dublin
April 18th – Gigonometry at The Workmans Club, Dublin
April 19th – The Harbour Bar, Bray
April 20th – Ryan’s Bar, Kilkenny
April 21st – Berlin Bar, Dublin
The tour will be supported by many Irish acts counting Rogue, Laura Keane, Hales Lake, Ragair, Odd Morris and many more TBA.