Degrees of Light

This year’s STP 2nd Year Diploma students worked their asses off recording an amazing album of uplifting songs that were selected and reimagined by some of Irelands finest, freshest talents – Farah Elle, BARQ, Wolves Of Youth, Sarah Crummy, Craig Gallagher, Josh Gray, The Shruggs and many more.

The album, Degrees of Light, is being launched this Wednesday at the Button Factory, doors @ 6.30pm.

I helped out with showing the students the ropes of the SSL 4000 G Series in Sun Studio, and I oversaw (is that a word?) the mixing, but the album is all the students’ work.

Here’s the teaser video:

Proceeds from your donation at the door (it’s free entry) and all sales go to Aware.

It’s going to be an amazing night, with all of the above gracing the stage. You are guaranteed to have your socks blown off at least once. Bring spares. Come, have your faith in the Irish music scene reignited and restored, and throw some well needed support to Aware who are there to provide much needed advice and support to us all should we find ourselves needing it.


Samples from the new SAND album “A Sleeper, Just Awake”

After eighteen months of work, the new SAND album is finally here.

SAND is the moniker for solo undertakings by North Atlantic Oscillation frontman Sam Healy. I’ve known Sam for a long time, and I have been involved in all three of the North Atlantic Oscillation albums. I’ve also worked on both SAND albums. We have both grown together as “technologists”, always bouncing ideas off each other and pointing each other in the direction of new sounds, plugins, artists, writers… Continue reading

Michael Gormley’s short video clips – mixing Guts For Glory

As well as being an amazing musician, Michael is also a deadly photographer [check out his Instagram feed] and shoots the occasional video.

Like this little thing 🙂


Head on over to his Facebook page for more videos and updates.

Another day in the studio with Pete Meighan mixing Guts for Glory, were on the final stretch, couldn't be happier with the results!!!

Posted by Michael Gormley on Thursday, September 17, 2015

Fiach Moriarty New Album!

Three years in the making and it is finally here! I’m extremely proud of this, I worked as producer on the album with Simon Quigley and with Fiach himself we put a lot of hard work into it.

From the early days going through Fiach’s demos and taking them through the exciting and sometimes painful preproduction process, it was always a labour of love. Much fun was had and we all learnt a lot along the way.

Here are some snippets, do check them out. I’ve also got a profile page set up over here.

SAND – “Destroyer” excerpt

This is one of my favourite songs on the first SAND album. Sam recorded the tracks using Sonar, and we mixed the album by having him bring his laptop over and connecting the video and audio outs to my setup, allowing me to mix with my monitors but using his set of plugins exclusively. This way he had the option to “undo some of my cleansing” as he put it!

Anyway here it is, enjoy.