Chris O'Brien

Music Producer, Mix Engineer,

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Grammy Nominated Music Producer Mixer with a good sense of Folk, Rock, Pop, Film Music, TV etc. Mix and song fixer.

Producer/Mixer with 35 years experience in many genres. Production, Mixing, Mastering, Vocal Comping available in a State of the Art Dublin Studio with Analog Desk, Valve and vintage outboard.

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Interview with Chris O'Brien

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

  2. A: Celtic Woman’s Destiny LP that was nominated for a Grammy in the World Music Category.

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

  4. A: Mixing a new Irish artist who has just been signed to a major.

  5. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  6. A: Digital to record onto but through a load of iron.

  7. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  8. A: Let’s get this right.

  9. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  10. A: It’s a dream that I’m lucky to be part of.

  11. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  12. A: How much do you charge....

  13. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  14. A: It’s easy.

  15. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  16. A: Where do you see the track?

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

  18. A: Talk to me.

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

  20. A: Amp, speakers, music library, headphones and a radio.

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

  22. A: 35 years, originally wanted to be an Architect...

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

  24. A: Too many to list....

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

  26. A: Always imagine you are hearing the track in front of the harshest critic.

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

  28. A: Many genres, recently Folk, Pop, Celtic and Classical Crossover.

  29. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  30. A: Easy going personality.

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

  32. A: Fresh ears and years of experience in many genres.

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

  34. A: Listen to the demo, rough mixes and talk to the client to hear where they want to go with the track and where they feel they are at that moment.

  35. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  36. A: Logic/ProTools with Apogee converters side by side with an SSL AWS900SE desk. Loads of great outboard and mics by Neve, Neumann, Urei, Avalon, Manley etc.

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

  38. A: Danny Lanois, Mitchell Froome, John Brion Tom Dowd, Trevor Horn, Steve Lillywhite.

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

  40. A: Mix and additional Production. Helping Artists and Bands see the wood from the trees when they are lost.

Terms Of Service

2 revisions free. 7 day turnaround.

GenresSounds Like
  • Celtic Woman
  • The High Kings
  • Westlife
Gear Highlights
  • AWS 900SE Mixing Desk
  • ProToolsHD3
  • LogicX Pro
  • Apogee Symphony
  • Manley
  • Neve
  • SSL
  • Urei. ProAc
  • Yamaha NS10m
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