Shay D.

'Artist', 'Songwriter'

15 Reviews
Shay D. on SoundBetter

I am a producer, songwriter, artist and musician. I have a good ear for songs and can help with getting the right arrangements for tracks. I also engage other trusted friends when it comes to producing a song, because invariably music projects need managed properly to get the best results.

As an ever aspiring music artist/songwriter and producer I like to share musical ideas and collaborate with new artists on creating great anthems.
In the past I was rhythm guitarist with folk rock band Jackson Cage. We enjoyed local acclaim, releasing an album and playing sellout gigs around Northern Ireland around 2007-10.

Songwriters who inspire me include Neil Young, Bob Dylan, Gillian Welch, Shane Magowan, Mike Scott, Bruce Springsteen, Hank Williams, Willie Nelson..and the list goes on....

I use Logic Pro X as my goto tool for music creation along with apogee products.
I also play guitar and bass, and can program drums, keys and strings also.

Tell me about your project and how I can help, through the 'Contact' button above.


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  1. Review by Austin Moorhead
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    Another great time working with Shay!

  2. Review by Austin Moorhead
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    Loved working with Shay! Super nice and easy to work with. Looking forward to more tracks in the future!!

  3. Review by Dean Fields
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    Really enjoyed working with Shay. He had a clear vision of what he was looking for and was easy to work with.

  4. Review by David Mohacsi
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    Great experience working with Shay! Good, clean files, great music, and clear communication. Hope to work more with Shay in the future!

  5. Review by Kyla
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    Once again, an amazing track and beaaautiful lyrics! Shay has an amazing ear for this and is so great to work with.. A++++

  6. Review by Kyla
    by Kyla
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    Shay's production and writing styles are beyond wonderful. He's creative, honest, passionate and provides amazing direction. Always a pleasure to work with Shay :)

  7. Review by Andres Mayo
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    It was a real pleasure to work with Shay D., he was nice and corteous at all times and we worked pretty straightforward without any problems. This is how I expect to be treated by an artist or producer. Thanks Shay D.!

  8. Review by Matt Dougherty
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    Extremely easy to deal with, well organized files for mixing and very clear and concise notes. Had fun mixing his song, absolute pleasure to work with!!!!

  9. Review by Amy Miller
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    Always a pleasure to work with Shay!

  10. Review by Sefi Carmel
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    Shay is incredibly talented and a pleasure to work with. I wish him all the best for the future and look forward to working together again!

  11. Review by Eric Greedy
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    Shay is a wonderful songwriter! I LOVE the ballad we just worked on. Further, we were both helped by the amazing singer Amy Miller. Great performances all around. I hope I hear more of Shay's music.

  12. Review by Mike Makowski
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    WOW!! Super Smash potential with the song we just finished,,, incredible talent,,,so blessed to have been apart of finishing his vision for this song. Cant wait to work on anything he has in the future!!!

  13. Review by Amy Miller
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    Shay was really great to work with and is a lovely songwriter! Looking forward to working with him in the future if the opportunity presents itself!

  14. Review by Bobby Bowlin

    Great sounding tacks and ideas! Shay was willing to take my ideas and work with them, which sometimes isn't the case with other producer/engineers. It was a pleasure working with him and hope to collaborate again soon!

  15. Review by Kyla
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    Shay is one of the most authentic producers I have ever worked with. His composition and song-writing abilities make for music that is not only creatively structured and well thought out but beautifully melodious and heart-felt. Truly one of a kind.

Interview with Shay D.

  1. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  2. A: I wrote, arranged and produced a song of mine called Love Has No Feelings with the help of Soundbetter. I engaged with other talent and we collaborated on the song. Soundbetter people involved: Amy Jay, Sefi Carmel, Eric Greedy & Yoed Nir

  3. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  4. A: Working on an E.P. of my songs

  5. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  6. A: Amy Jay, Kyla Schuster, Matt Dougherty, Andres Mayo, Sefi Carmel

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: Both, it doesn't matter to me.. the talent matters

  9. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  10. A: Listen to my work, if you dig it, send me a message

  11. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  12. A: Martin D-28 Upright Piano Neumann TLM 103 UA Apollo Macbook with Logic Pro X

  13. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  14. A: 8 years on and off

  15. Q: How would you describe your style?

  16. A: Loose

  17. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  18. A: Ryan Adams, because he is so creative

  19. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  20. A: Don't overcook it... Don't over compress things, retain dynamic range

  21. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  22. A: Folk Rock/ Singer/Songwriter EDM( occasionally)

  23. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  24. A: Me

  25. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  26. A: Me

  27. Q: What's your typical work process?

  28. A: I don't do anything typically....its stream of consciousness for me

  29. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  30. A: Logic Pro X

  31. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  32. A: Bob Dylan and The Band George Martin and The Beatles Rick Rubin The Beach Boys Van Morrison Neil Young Prince Stax Motown Jackson Browne

  33. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  34. A: Songwriting and production mostly

The Rolling River

I was the Songwriter, Producer, Mix and Master in this production

Terms Of Service

I can offer 2 revisions for free, turnaround time is variable of project requirements.

Gear Highlights
  • Logic Pro X
  • Izotope Ozone
  • various plugins
  • Epiphone electric guitars
  • Guild Acoustic guitar
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  • "The Rolling River" on Starbucks Coffee July playlist.Jun 15, 2016

    Hi, Pleased to announce my song "The Rolling River" will feature on Starbucks in store Coffeehouse  playlist for July 2016. The track was made with the help of the Soundbetter platform.  Fellow Soundbetter user Kyla Schuster collaborated with me on this track. She provided wonderful vocals and harmonies that helped elevate the song.
    Shay D.

  • Just finished a country pop song "You could be my cowboy"May 03, 2016

    Hi,  Pleased to have finished work on another new track called "You could be my cowboy":
    It feature work from 2 other soundbetter uses, Kyla (vocals) and Bobby Bowlin (fiddle). I wrote, played and produced the record, including mix and mastering.
    Shay D.

  • The Rolling River featuring KYLAMar 28, 2016

    Just finished producing a new song I wrote. It features fellow soundbetter artist KYLA,you can check it out on Soundcloud: