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.

My credits include

AllMusic verified credits for Shay D.:

  • Shay D.

Gear highlights

  • Logic Pro X
  • Izotope Ozone
  • various plugins
  • Epiphone electric guitars
  • Guild Acoustic guitar

Genres I specialize in

Terms of Service

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

Reviews of Shay D.

  • Listing_thumb_tumblr_o8anagive21vs3zato2_5407 months agoby Verified Review

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

  • Listing_thumb_tumblr_o8anagive21vs3zato2_5407 months agoby Verified Review

    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 :)

  • Listing_thumb_andres_mayo_en_el_estudio_1_cropeada9 months agoby Verified Review

    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.!

  • Listing_thumb_img_39909 months agoby Verified Review

    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!!!!

  • Listing_thumb_profile_picture10 months agoby Verified Review

    Always a pleasure to work with Shay!

  • Listing_thumb_img_5856over 1 year agoby Verified Review

    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!

  • Listing_thumb_me_-_cans_2013over 1 year agoby Verified Review

    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.

  • Listing_thumb_back_view_with_speaker_wide_over 1 year agoby Verified Review

    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!!!

  • Listing_thumb_profile_pictureover 1 year agoby Verified Review

    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!

  • Listing_thumb_fiddlemethis_blackbg6 months agoby

    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!

  • Listing_thumb_tumblr_o8anagive21vs3zato2_5408 months agoby

    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.

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Interview with Shay D.

Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
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
What are you working on at the moment?
Working on an E.P. of my songs
Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
Amy Jay, Kyla Schuster, Matt Dougherty, Andres Mayo, Sefi Carmel
Analog or digital and why?
Both, it doesn't matter to me.. the talent matters
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
Listen to my work, if you dig it, send me a message
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
Martin D-28 Upright Piano Neumann TLM 103 UA Apollo Macbook with Logic Pro X
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
8 years on and off
How would you describe your style?
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
Ryan Adams, because he is so creative
Can you share one music production tip?
Don't overcook it... Don't over compress things, retain dynamic range
What type of music do you usually work on?
Folk Rock/ Singer/Songwriter EDM( occasionally)
What's your strongest skill?
What do you bring to a song?
What's your typical work process?
I don't do anything typically....its stream of consciousness for me
Tell us about your studio setup.
Logic Pro X
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
Bob Dylan and The Band George Martin and The Beatles Rick Rubin The Beach Boys Van Morrison Neil Young Prince Stax Motown Jackson Browne
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
Songwriting and production mostly