Something Memorable is Sean Doran's SoundCloud Name.
Hi there. Go on.. push a play button while you read....
I've been on Soundcloud over a year now (Dec2011) and it still amazes me how this community has helped me to improve my music and continue to write and play. It's the balance between the making music and the listening to the inspiration that the rest of you create, that makes it work. Thank you for sharing and thank you for listening.
I'm song writer and singer, continuing to learn and play, create and expand my capabiliities. I'm very happy to write and record with others here on Soundcloud, I've enjoyed the collaborations that I've been involved with and they are where I learn the most. So, if you want a lyric or a vocal or fancy trying to collaborate on a complete track please let me know.
My songs tend to be lyrics driven and my lyrics tend to come from ideas hinted at by words or phrases I hear or read. Once I'm writing I tend to start off in one direction and soon find the lyrics choosing their own. No matter how hard I push towards that pop, chirpy track.... I tend to come back something a little slower. Through I've been experimenting more lately.
I truely believe everyone can write and should give it a go and so I'm happy to work with anyone.
The area's I'd like to get better at are firstly, better production on my tracks (these are all Garage Band mixes) and secondly, getting a little more complexity into the tracks.. perhaps even percussion. I'm getting better at playing in time :).
At the moment I record guitar and vocals from a live take onto two tracks and then mix any additional instruments over that afterwards, but a live recording is the heart of these tracks.
I'm currently recording into a portable H4N Zoom, which is connected to a Behringer C-1 condenser mike for vocal and my main guitar, Yamaha APX900 (I'm really pleased with the pick-ups in this guitar). I'll also use the Berhinger C-2s to record acoustic instruments such as Mandolin, tin whistle, concertina. Keyboards and stings on the tracks are likely to be ipad Garage band smart instruments. I mix it all up on GarageBand.
Born in Belfast, N. Ireland, but currently living and working in Bangalore in India.
I hope you'll like some of what you hear and that you'll leave a comment. Even if you don't like it, I'd love to hear why and what would make you listen again. Your comments make me better.