It’s All in the Mix | The Importance of Mixing for Music

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.

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