I'm a mix and sound engineer based on the west coast of Ireland working in a multitude of genres from Folk, to Avant-Garde. I specialise in both studio and live recording. I'm the lead engineer of the online series This Ain't No Disco, and the recording and mix engineer for Myles O'Reilly's film of Glen Hansard's Come on up to the House tour.
I'm a mix and sound engineer based on the west coast of Ireland working in a multitude of genres from Folk, to Avant-Garde, to Electronica, to Punk. I specialise in both studio and live recordings.
My mixes incorporate the use of analog outboard equipment and I have a quick turn around. Send me a message and I'll send you on some of my work.
I'm the main sound engineer for the online series This Ain't No Disco, and was the recording and mix engineer for Myles O'Reilly's film of Glen Hansard's Come on up to the House tour.
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16 Reviews - 1 Repeat ClientEndorse Cian Hamilton
Cian is an awesome person to work with. Whenever I need an acoustic mix, he is my go-to guy. Quick turnaround, I have been working with him on so many projects and I admire his professionalism and talent. Recommended!
Cian helped my mix to stand out and sound much better. I really love his fast and detailed responses at an incredibly affordable price. I highly recommend him.
Great acoustic mixes
Appreciated greatly that he is enthusiastic about the project
Wow, what a great experience!
Cian was everything I hoped for—responsive, creative, kind, and a pro. He was an expert translator of my notes into action. Somehow he expressed sonically what I tried to capture with words. Just a pleasure all around.
I will definitely be coming back for more. Thank you Cian!
This is my second review and I have been working with Cian for a couple of weeks on our cover songs. All I can say, he's been very great with our mixes. He made sure the sounds that I wanted and work really fast but with quality. This helps me more to release songs for our YouTube Channel. Definitely going to work with him again for our releases!
Really patient and followed all my notes, thank you for working on my music! Hope to work together in the future as well!
Cian was very professional throughout the process and always responded promptly to emails. I was thrilled with the direction he took with my song and look forward to working with him again in the future. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a professional mix/master.
Cian was a pleasure to work with, very fast and responsive, and did a great job mixing and mastering my track. I would work again with him and highly recommend him.
Cian understands completely on my projects. Great communication and suggestions on what is best for our mixes. He is very articulated and explained how he did the mix and mastering process very well. The quick turnaround will help us to release and produce more music on YouTube & Spotify. Definitely going to work with him again in the future. Keep up the good work!
Cian is great at what he does. We have worked together on several different occasions. The best part about working with Cian is that he is not afraid to get innovative. He likes recording in different locations and experimenting in order to get the best sound. He has a great ear and taste in music.
He recorded and mixed the Alfi album "Wolves in the Woods" and previous singles Cluck Old Hen and Farwell to Trion. He has been there for our band since day one.
I look forward to recording with him again.
Cian and I worked on my album 2 years ago, and during that time he was a dream to work with. It was a very creative atmosphere and a relaxing environment. Cian's attitude was professional in his attitude through out the process and the work he sent us sounded professional too.
I have worked alongside Cian in a variety of settings over the last number of years - recording and mixing Alfi's debut EP, recording LemonCello's debut EP and live recordings as a soloist and alongside STANLAEY, all of which were positive and rewarding experiences. Cian is extremely professional, hard-working, honest and patient. He was so helpful at all times, and has a creative way of 'thinking outside the box' during the production process. I would highly recommend Cian, and look forward to working with him again in the future.
When Cian and I recorded together he acted both as a guide and a facilitator in the music making process. I found myself being opened up to new ideas while having my own flourish before and during the time of production. Cian is straight to the point and professional but also interested in the creation of something that truly goes beyond the confines of the recording studio.
I have availed of Cian for recording, producing and mixing over the past several years and I could not recommend him strongly enough. He showed great dedication in helping me lay down the perfect tone for my folk/roots tracks, offering great insights and working really hard to help me achieve the best result possible.
Over the last few years I've had the pleasure of working with Cian on a variety of projects including This Ain't No Disco, Lemoncello's EP debut recording and live sound & various live music video shoots. He is fantastic to work with, has a great setup for location and field recording and his mixes sound great. He's my go to guy for any of my recording or mixing needs!
Amazing to work with, got the song exactly how I always imagined it sounding.
Interview with Cian Hamilton
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Apogee Ensemble, Shure Beta SM57, Audix D6, Arturia Microbrute, Strymon El Capistan
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have Apogee A/D convertors, with Audient and Golden Age Project preamps. I have a TLA 5021 Ivory stereo tube compressor and an Alesis Midiverb II (For the lush Aphex reverbs). I mix using Yamaha HS7s in an acoustically treated studio. I have an SM7b, a Warm Audio WA87, AKG 214's MP, Oktava 012 MP, a Shure Beta 91a, Audix DP5, and a number of Shure dynamic microphones. I have radial DI and re-amping equipment with some lovely pedals and an Orange amp.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I'm inspired by a lot of electronica, punk, ambient and hip hop. I'm basically hooked on anything that sounds original to my ears.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Here in Ireland most of the work I do is as a mobile recording engineer. I have a high end mobile setup that I take with me from place to place. This means I work with a lot of live recordings when mixing, but I also work in studios and on high end productions.