Friday, 25 August 2017

Drum & Bass/Jungle Golden Age Playlist


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

New Release from Full Cycle Project


 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

Studio Back Online


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


I am also pleased to be starting work once again with Stephen Galvin, who with I had the pleasure to co-produce and record his debut album, Caduceus; Healing Roots (see earlier blog post about that album and its production). Stephen has also has had to put musical endeavour on the back burner while he focused on obtaining  a medical degree at college (well done Stephen!) but he is now ready to start work on new material. Looking forward to hearing his new ideas. Also in the pipeline is the spiritual performer Macha, who wants to capture an improvised performance, along with her regular fellow musicians. Live, in the moment recording is always a great challenge and makes a welcome change from the usual multi-tracking, one instrument at a time approach that is now so common in modern audio recording.

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:
Pro Tools
Ableton Live
Cubase

UAD classic hardware emulation plugins
including:
Fairchild, Teletronix LA-2A, Neve & 1176 compressors/Limiters
Neve, Helios & Trident EQ's
EMT plate/digital, Lexicon reverbs

Hardware pre-amps/compressors:
UA 6176 pre-amp & compressor
ART dual channel pre-amp
LA Audio prea-amp & channel strip (x2)

Microphones:
Brauner Valvet
Neumann U87
AKG 451B (matched stereo pair)
AKG 414 x2
AGK c1000 x2
Sontronics Sigma ribbon

Software Instruments:
Native Instruments Massive synth, Grand and Upright pianos, Brass
Arthurian Moog V classic synth
Bll Hammond organ
IK Amplitude & Ampeg bass/guitar amp emulation