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Red Lake is home to Irish Music Producer gary duncan, seasoned in the Art of Sound who has been working professionally in the Music Industry for the past 18 years, garys first day on the job was with Shane McGowan and the Popes at Sun Recording in Temple Bar and he has been working with top class Artists from around the World ever since.
Certified by Avid, Berklee Boston Master Certificate, Audio Masterclass Oxford. NCVA Certificate in Audio Production from Dun Laoghaire Institute of Technology. gary's is highly trained in Audio production to the point of obsession and is a Recording Artist and Multi-Instrumentalist and he can quickly identify Artists intent and Musicians direction.
A wide range of skills from pre-production with everything in between to finishing a project to its highest potential, gary has helped so many Artists reach the next level of their career. A wide array of knowledge and experience in many musical genres. gary has the skills to make your music timeless, seamless and beautiful.
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Interview with Red Lake
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: We would normally work with a wide variety of genres, we believe all music is relative.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: We have been lucky to have worked with some of the best, there are so many it would be impossible to just name a few.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: We have an amazing recording studio in the Hidden Heartlands Of Ireland. We have amazing Artist passing through all the time. We are mostly a Neve based studio with Amphion Monitors, We work in mostly the digital domain although we started in the analogue world many moons ago.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: We like to really listen to what is in front of us, we like to understand what the big picture is early and we then just go for it. We will make it there no matter what.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: We bring a lot of creativity, we pride ourselves on inspiration and imagination, yet staying true to the Artists vision and respecting their music an achieving their inner sound.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: The strongest skill would have to be the ability to hear what the Artist hears and making that manifest itself in the speakers, we like to hear what they hear and make that happen.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: We can work on anything from EDM, POP, ROCK To METAL We have a soft spot for punk rock
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: We would love to work with as many Artists as we can to broaden our understanding as one Artist is never the same as another
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: My Style is patience and carefully listening before making any movement.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: This has been almost a lifetime experience with music, my start came when I was 17 and I got to work as an assistant engineer with Shane Mc Gowan and The Popes.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Neve 1073, SM7, Amphion, Sony Boombox, AKG Headphones.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Make sure you know what you want and hear it before you ask anyone to achieve it for you.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What kind of music do they like, what do they want it to sound like etc. We ask them to describe with more descriptive terms, such as bright, dark, loud, dynamic..
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: The biggest misconception? We can work as hard as we can with the material given to us, the arrangement is key and a great song is a great song.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Clients would ask us normally about transferring their files over to us and what way we would need them delivered, we would go through all that when we have to.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: We love working with Artists and creating music that is exciting, there is so much amazing music being created and we are very grateful to be a part of something so special in these peoples life journey.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: We offer our clients unlimited revisions until they feel they got what they wanted out of their music, within reason.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: We love both, it depends on the project, the efficiency with digital is always convenient, we use whatever depending on the Artists taste.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Not just now as we are only new here, we hope to meet more in the future
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: We are working, on a few different projects right, now, a hip-hop record, a pop record and some cinematic stuff. And everything else in between.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: We are currently working on a very long-term cinematic style Artist, no expense spared with no deadline which has been incredible, it has been going on many years but its so timeless and beautiful, it will hopefully be completed 2019..