London based Music Producer specializing in Rock, Metal, Nu Metal, Grunge, Punk & Industrial. Services available include: Recording, Mixing, Producing & Songwriting.
My name is Neil Mulcahy. I have been working in the music industry for over 20 years. Writing and playing in bands myself is where i originally started to take an interest in music production. Recording in studios as an artist myself i started to learn the techniques used and made the decision to invest in my own mix studio.
Last year I started a degree in sound engineering at Waterbear/Falmouth University. Where i have been taught and mentored by world renowned producers. Learning advanced industry best practices.
If you have recordings that need mixing, or require additional instruments or layers, a songwriter or producer in the alternative genres mentioned above. Please do get in contact for a quote. Mixing is completed at my studio and recording/tracking is done at a studio of your choice, alternatively i can hire a studio on your behalf.
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Interview with Misguided Music Production
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Probably the Defect EP that was released a little while ago, I composed all of the music, recorded it, produced it, mixed & mastered and released it as well.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I am recording a series of singles for a band called Shot By Monsters
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Not yet.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both, they both have their place in a modern recording studio
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I promise to give you the best result possible and attention to detail throughout the process.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Music is in my blood so I love it, its never a chore. Everyday and every project is different.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Do you work with independent artists and the answer is yes.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Nothing I can think of.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What are your influences? Can you tell me the meaning of the songs you'd like to record and send me the lyrics? Have you recorded before, and if so what worked or didn't work for you last time? What are your plans for the music we are recording?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Find someone who specializes in the sound you are looking for.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Speakers, Laptop, Guitar, Mixing Desk, Starlink Satellite
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started in my teens playing for local bands, started promoting bands at various venues around London and now I'm still an artist releasing music but through learning all the production techniques and studying music production at university I'm now offering my skills as a service to others.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Rock & Metal
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I would love to work with Nine Inch Nails as they have been such a huge influence on my music recently.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Always leave enough headroom for the mastering stage in order to achieve the best results.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Rock, Metal, Grunge, Industrial
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Mixing audio
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I have been and still am a songwriter, performer and artist myself. So i've been on both sides of the desk and can bring my experience, help with layering the track with additional sounds, talk through the arrangement and generally help assist with the creative decisions during the recording process.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: First I like to understand the music we are working on. It's meaning, influences and the artist themselfs including any previously released music. Then what do you plan to achieve and what budget are you working with? From here I will submit a project plan that best suites your budget and once agreed we can discuss a schedule and a path to completion.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have a home studio that uses an analogue to digital converter mixing desk and run both Pro Tools and Ableton. I also have a selection of microphones, amps, instruments and the latest software plugins for audio processing and effects.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I'm inspired by many many artists, Producers would include Rick Ruben, Butch Vig & Trent Reznor.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Song Writing, Recording instruments & Vocals, Mixing audio and mastering tracks for commercial release.