Hi, my name is Tadhg. I'm from the West coast of Ireland. I have a BSc Eng in music technology and production and have been working in the realms of sound engineering, music production, mixing, mastering, sound design and music for film/documentary for the past 6 years.
I have experience in the fields of:
Musician (Drums, Guitar, Piano, Bass, Percussion)
Recording, Mixing, Mastering Engineer
Electronic music composition
Acoustic music composition
Music composition for film/tv/documentary
Audio editing and repair
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Interview with Tadhg Kelly
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I have just recently finished mixing my bands first album, in which the raw tracks were quite "raw", and brought it to an encouraging level for the mastering stage. Role: mixing engineer
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I released my first electronic music album in late 2015. I have just finished mixing my band's first album. I am currently writing world and ambient music and also a fusion album blending traditional irish music with everything else.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both. There are pros and cons about either of the two worlds...
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: That I will take any work to the highest of my abilities.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Working on music gives my life meaning. It stimulates and excites me.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: There simply is none.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What can I do for you today?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: If you are looking for someone who loves what they do and will invest themselves into any project music related, then I'm your guy.!
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: 1. Guitar 2. Computer 3. Monitors 4. Soundcard 5. Microphone
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I have been playing music since I was a child and when I was about 16 or 17, I went along to help out a local sound engineer do live sound for various gigs. I knew instantly music would be my life and everything that music touches would be of interest. I studied for a B Sc. Eng in music technology and production in University and have been involved in the music industry for the past 6-7 years.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: When drumming I like to add funk/fusion/jazz into anything I'm playing along to. For my electronic music I like everything from ambient to music to get people dancing!
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Any artist that incorporates a fusion of styles into their music. Michael McGoldrick is one such musician.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: First get your creative workflow down, even if you are making music that doesn't sound good. Then go down the rabbit hole of technical production. Shelves on the bass, don't cut!
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Traditional Irish, Blues, Jazz, World, Rock, Pop, Electronic
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Producing, Mixing and Mastering music.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Character and a command of the instruments I play
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I try to create something new everyday, be it in the electronic music world or with bands/acoustic music. I mix and master projects whenever they come around. Hungry to always be working on anything musical
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I built a super computer to help deal with heavy duty audio processing. I am well versed in using Ableton live but also am familiar with Pro-Tools, Logic, Reason, Cubase, Audacity. Krk Rokit 6 mounted on Acoustic foam and also stands. Music room with guitar amps, electric piano, drums, mics and other instruments and midi controllers
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Musicians that I meet in life around the world are a great inspiration.! And on the production side of things, I salute all the amazing people that dedicate some time to making tutorial videos. Just a few to name; Pensando's place, Mr. Bill, Tom Cosm etc etc
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Mixing recorded and/or electronic music. Producing music (world, soundtrack, rock, experimental, ambient, dance) Producing music for documentary/film/tv Session musician (drums, bass, guitar, piano)