Q01 Who are you, What do you do & where are you based?
Mick Cronin. Producer, engineer, drummer. Transmission Studios, Drumlish, Ireland.
I was always intrigued at how sounds were made, Strawberry Fields was a real big one for me as a child.
I’m basically self taught. I have picked up some great tips and tricks from some of the people I have worked with. The likes of Phil Vinall, Karl Odlum and Richard Formby taught Me alot. I was never one of those musicians who left or started playing computer games as soon as they had finished their parts, I always stuck around and asked questions.
Just do it, record on anything you have from a 4 track to an mbox. The more you do the more you learn.
There are plenty. Ger McDonnall who my band The Aftermath is a great inspiration at the mo. His jobs are so varied from classical things with The Priests to The Manic Street Preachers new stuff. His approach to sound is always get the best out of the song.
I don’t think it matters anymore. The most important thing in any recording is performance.
At the minute my new focasrite isa 828 pres. The old SE R1 Ribbon mics and a 57.
I think the first side of Van Morrison’s Moondance is absolute sonic perfection but most of that is down to the songs/performance.
At the moment not a lot but I do like exploring exotic city’s.
I have no idea, I’d probably be on the building site.
Hard to say as I worked on a lot of bits and pieces of albums but from start to finish tracking and mixing would be “Crimson’s Untamed Underground Unwell“
A lot going on new album by Matt McManamon from the Dead 60s. Really enjoying work with Shayne Thomas Byrne. Duncan Patterson album tracking just finished and I’m also due to do some recording the actor Patrick Bergin in a few weeks.
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By: Shayne Byrne | Beat-Play Ambassador Ireland | @shaynewithMWL | Music Without Labels & Beat-Play, LLC