Friday, 25 August 2017
Its been a week of nostalgia here at Lionheart Productions, listening back to music that inspired me to get into electronic production and the art of audio engineering.
So presenting here a YouTube playlist, showcasing a collection of Drum & Bass from the early days of its experimental inception from its roots of Hardcore Rave and Jungle. Spanning from 1993 to 1996 (with a couple of tunes from ´97 -´98 thrown in, ´cause they´re good).
This by no means meant to be a complete collection, just a selection of music that really touched my soul during those days in London, which in context of this music, I found myself luckily living in the midst of this fast evolving scene, with the clubs and record shops in easy reach and blessed with a plethora of multiple pirate radio stations pouring Jungle, Drum & Bass and Dub out of the stereo speakers 24/7. Keep it Locked!...
Drum & Bass/Jungle Golden Age
Thursday, 8 June 2017
Announcing the new release from Full Cycle Project, called 'Transformation', available for download from Bandcamp here.
After living with a heart condition since childhood, it finally came to the time in June 2015 where I needed my mitral and aortic valves replaced with artificial titanium valves. These tracks were written whilst in the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Dublin.
'Before Transformation' was written in my hospital room the night before my surgery, 'After Transformation' was written a week later while still recovering.
Its being released today, the second birthday for my two new heart valves. The heart is ticking along very nicely. Enjoy the music!
Tuesday, 30 May 2017
So after some frustrating technical difficulties and an all consuming year studying healthcare at college, I have finally been able to find time to focus on getting the studio back up and running at optimal operation levels. Lionheart Productions is back! So anyone in need of any audio recording, editing or mixing, I'm ready to help facilitate.
The releases I talked about in the last blog entry last year can now be finalised and released. So expect very soon music from my reggae project, Lionheart and an eclectic mix of electronic and acoustic material from Full Cycle Project. All releases will be announced here on this blog and will be available from Lionheart/Bandcamp and Full Cycle Project/Bandcamp
To finish up today's blog entry, here is the up to date Lionheart Productions equipment list. Location recording is absolutely possible, though mixing is better achieved in the studio. Have a nice day 😊
Lionheart Productions - Equipment List
Apple Mac computers
MOTU Traveller mk3 soundcard
Mackie studio monitors
Digital Audio Workstations:
UAD classic hardware emulation plugins
Fairchild, Teletronix LA-2A, Neve & 1176 compressors/Limiters
Neve, Helios & Trident EQ's
EMT plate/digital, Lexicon reverbs
UA 6176 pre-amp & compressor
ART dual channel pre-amp
LA Audio prea-amp & channel strip (x2)
AKG 451B (matched stereo pair)
AKG 414 x2
AGK c1000 x2
Sontronics Sigma ribbon
Native Instruments Massive synth, Grand and Upright pianos, Brass
Arthurian Moog V classic synth
Bll Hammond organ
IK Amplitude & Ampeg bass/guitar amp emulation