studio

History


Once upon a time I was a busy touring musician who also worked in production, mixing and making records. But then the world was - at least temporarily - tipped on its head. The performances are on hold and now I've been given the chance to delve ever further into studio work causing a permanent shift in my focus. The 2020 pandemic has forced me - happily - to come out as a mastering engineer and professional mix engineer.

I have been involved in production on various levels for about twenty years starting out with a Tascam four track in the 1990s and ending up with my own acoustically treated studio space decked out with great gear (and delicious instruments).

I can bring your music to the finishing line where it will shine in the way it deserves.

What Have I Got?


I have been training my ears in the minutiae of music, frequency, noise and quality since my training as an instrumentalist in my teens. As any serious woodwind player will attest, it's a constant rethinking of sound to follow the ideal sound - the interplay of reed, embouchure and above all the ear. For twenty years as a professional with my work as a producer on my own records, my work as a sideman on many dozens of albums and the ongoing work of mastering singles and albums for clients today means I'm always working on my primary tool: ears!

I use wonderful tools made by Beyerdynamic, Eventide, Genelec, KEF, Manley, Monitor Audio, RME, Solid State Logic, TK Audio and Zynaptic.




Am I The Right Guy?


My area of expertise leans towards the left of centre, I'm not looking for the next pop sensation, there are better people out there for that type of work. Having said that my interests are super broad. I tend to work fast and can send you a sample of your mastered track for free so you can be the person to decide if it's a good fit for further work. I am here to help make your music stand up and out in the world.

Basic mastering fees for digital distribution are €35 per track. Mixing is a bigger undertaking and we would need to talk about that. But do get in touch with any questions.




Recent Releases



A Day in the Leap.

Artist: Thollem

CD/Digital release on Setola Di Maiale (Italy) and Acousmatique Recordings (San Francisco).

Listen

Mastered by Seán Mac Erlaine

[Indistinct Chatter] Tall as Houses.

Artist: Myles O'Reilly

Independent digital release.

Listen

Mastered by Seán Mac Erlaine



Tender Love.

Artist: Flowers At Night

Independent digital release.

Listen

Mastered by Seán Mac Erlaine

Vulva.

Artist: Nina Hynes

Independent digital release.

Listen

Mastered by Seán Mac Erlaine



Three Songs EP.

Artist: NOUS NOUS

Independent digital release.

Listen

Mastered by Seán Mac Erlaine

The Corners Caved In.

Artist: Fiona Sheil

Independent digital release.

Listen

Mastered by Seán Mac Erlaine