Touring with industry leading artists for over a decade.

High attention to detail with the latest trends in digital audio.

Live Audio Engineer and Pro Tools Operator

ABOUT

Michael is an Audio Engineer based in Galway, Ireland. With experience in both live and studio environments and comfortable operating both digital and analogue consoles, Michael mixes 150+ live events per year internationally.

His touring experience covers a wide range of live performance genres including live bands, contemporary dance shows and theatre productions. Michael holds a First Class Honours Degree in Audio Engineering from Middlesex University, London. A qualified Avid Pro Tools Operator from the School of Audio Engineering, London, he was also awarded a scholarship from London University where he graduated as a certified Teacher.

Michael was awarded a lifetime archive at the National Film and Sound Institute in Melbourne. He is a member of the Audio Engineering Society & tutors in Pro Tools at AMP (Access Music Project).

QUALIFICATIONS

WORK HISTORY

Druid Theatre Company

druid

2008 – Present

Audio Engineer on the following productions:

 

  • ‘Druid Shakespeare’ (Sound Designer: Gregory Clarke)
  • ‘Colleen Bawn’ (Sound Designer: Gregory Clarke)
  • ‘Playboy of the Western World’ (Sound Designer: John Leonard)
  • ‘Synge Centenary’ (Sound Designer: Gregory Clarke)
  • ‘The Cripple of Inishmaan’(Sound Designer: John Leonard)
  • ‘The New Electric Ballroom’ (Sound Designer: Gregory Clarke)
  • ‘The Walworth Farce’ (Sound Designer: Gregory Clarke)
  • ‘Penelope’ (Sound Designer: Gregory Clarke)
  • ‘Conversations an a Homecoming’ (Sound Designer: Gregory Clarke)
  • ‘A Whistle In The Dark’ (Sound Designer: Gregory Clarke)

Women Of Ireland

2013 – Present

Sound Designer & FOH Engineer

72-input live mix on an AVID Profile with 48 live inputs on stage and 24 tracks fed from AVID ProTools 12. Japan, China, Europe, Chile, & US tours. Theatres include Orchard Hall, Tokyo & Municipal Theatre of Santiago. Up to 30 performers, including musicians, dancers & arial artists on stage.

The Young Irelanders

2015 – Present

FOH & Monitor Engineer

AVID S3L-X console, 32 input show including six musicians and two dancers with wireless live taps. Multi-tracking each show on tour into Pro Tools 12.

Lisa McHugh

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FOH & Monitor Mixing

Lisa is the biggest female country artist in Ireland. Her band includes up to eight musicians on stage. 48 input mix including tracks, in-ear monitoring and wireless mics.

Landmark Theatre Company

4hcs0Cdv2014 – Present

Audio Engineer on the following productions:

 

  • ‘Ballyturk’ (Sound Designer: Helen Atkinson – Winner of ‘Best Production & Sound Design’ at The Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards 2015.
  • The Last Hotel’ (Sound Designer: Helen Atkinson)

Frankie Gavin & De Dannan

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FOH & Monitor Engineer

Large budget concerts ranged from television performances with the Dublin Philharmonic Orchestra in China live on CCTV (200 million viewers live) to private concerts for President Obama at the Capitol Building, D.C and Bill Clinton at University College Dublin during his visit to Ireland.

International tours mixing festivals (Cambridge Folk Festival (Main Stage) & Celebrate Brooklyn, NY), theatre tours (The Kennedy Center, DC & Beijing Opera House) & live-to-air mixes (including Fox TV, RTÉ & China Central TV).

Recorded Frankie Gavin break the Guinness World Record as the world’s fastest fiddle player in 2011.

Mike Denver

Mike-Denver-on-February-2015_medium2012 – 2013

FOH & Monitor Engineer

235 concerts mixed in one year, touring with Ireland’s most popular country recording artist. Fully digital audio-setup, with 32-input band. Including tracks, in-ear monitoring and wireless mics.

Freelance

Sound_Wave2007 – Present

Live & Studio Engineer

Live audio engineer experienced in corporate, FOH/Monitor mixing, theatre, studio, broadcast and dance among other applications.

AMP (Access Music Project)

amp2013 – 2015

Pro Tools Tutor

Tutoring in Pro Tools at the AMP course. This 12 month course in music development includes a pro audio module, which develops the students proficiency in recording techniques, editing & mixing. The Pro Tools module covers gain structure, house-keeping, EQ, dynamics, FX, phase relationships between microphones, drum kit recording, ‘New York Compression’ technique, side-chain techniques, psycho-acoustic treatment for bass and stereo imaging, the mastering process and how to mix with maximum illusion from minimum voltage