Lecturing Staff

Below is a list of current Lecturing Staff working in Sound Training College:

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Dr. Brian Carty

Director of Education

PHD Binaural Audio, Professional Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

Brian Carty joined the Sound Training College in 2010. Before this, he lectured for 4 years in the Music Department at NUI Maynooth, where he completed his Irish Research Council funded PhD on Binaural Audio. Brian’s background is primarily academic; he has presented his research work around the world and published in a number of books and journals. Brian has also served as an academic expert in a number of contexts, most recently as External Examiner for Trinity College. He also works professionally as a musician, producer and audio programmer.

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David Christophers

Principal Lecturer

MA Creative Music Technologies, Level 9 Certificate in Learning and Teaching
Engineering, Production, Acoustics and Room Design

David Christophers has been working as a freelance Engineer/Producer both in the studio and live sound world for over 20 years. His client list includes: The Whipping Boy, Mundy, Josh Ritter, Fight Like Apes, Mercury Rev and The Average White Band. At present he co-ordinates a development & consultancy service for professional music production.

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Thom McDonnell

Vice Principal, Lecturer

B. Eng in Electronic Engineering, Currently Studying MA in Creative Arts and Media Synthesis, Sound Design, Music Theory, Audio Production

Thom McDonnell joined Sound Training College in 2015. Before this, he lectured for 8 years in Pulse College on their Sound Engineering Diploma and Degree courses, and 2 years in Griffith College Dublin on their Composition and Music Production for Games Certificate. Specialising in teaching Music Technology, Synthesis, Studio Engineering, Audio Production and Electronics. During this time Thom was also part of NDT productions, a busy Dublin based production company developing young Irish acts.

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Liam Molloy

Course Manager/Lecturer

Works with: Electric Picnic, Body & Soul, Grouse Lodge Recording Studios, Studying MA in Creative Arts and Media

Liam Molloy currently runs the Festival Management & Sound Production course as well as lecturing on the Diploma and Degree courses. As well as this he is heavily involved in Body & Soul festival alongside studying for a Masters by Research in IADT, where he is researching the festival industry in Ireland. Prior to joining the STC team, Liam worked as studio manager in Grouse Lodge Recording Studios.

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Fergal Davis

Lecturer in Audio Production

Level 9 Certificate in Learning and Teaching, ProTools Systems, Mastering Engineering, Mix Engineering.

Fergal Davis has had a long career as a recording and mixing engineer, and has been mastering records since 2001. As a Mastering engineer Fergal’s clients have included Muse, Sinead O’Connor, Hozier, Wyvern Lingo, Meltybrains?, Girl Band, Loah, The Young Folk and too many more to mention…

As a recording and Mixing Engineer, Fergal has worked on many albums including: The Divine Comedy- Bang Goes The Knighthood 2010, Pugwash- “The Olympus Sound” 2011 and Ben Folds – “Stems and Seeds” 2009.

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Adrian Garry

Studio Engineering, Live Sound & Music Production

Client List: Delorentos, Original Rudeboys, We Cut Corners, Wyvern Lingo, Bell X1

Adrian has been lecturing in STC for 12 years and has vast experience in both the Studio and Live Sound/Production sector.

As Tour Manager and FOH Mix Engineer for Irish bands Delorentos, Original Rudeboys and more, he has toured around Ireland and many parts of the world, from small venues to arenas and the European festival circuit.

Adrian also works as a freelance engineer/producer and runs a recording Studio in Co. Meath called “Keelys Lane Studio” where he works producing music for bands, music for film, radio documentaries and podcasts.

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Steve Caffrey

Studio Engineering and Guitar Technology

Client List: Adebisi Shank, The Redneck Manifesto, Bosnian Rainbows, The Cast of Cheers and Bats

Stephen is an STC graduate that has worked as a freelance live and studio engineer, backline/guitar tech & tour manager. In 2014 he helped set up a live studio video blog to help promote up and coming Irish acts, winning an Irish Blog Award for Best Video Blog. Through the blog, Stephen has worked with acts like Jape, All Tvvins, Ham Sandwich, Red Enemy, Leo Drezden & Bitch Falcon to name a few. As a producer & recording engineer he worked on the Irish Choice Prize nominated Adebisi Shank “This is the second album of a band called Adebisi Shank”.

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Shaun Cadogan

Studio Engineering and Guitar Technologies

Client List: Jape, Booka Brass Band, RSAG, Shane McGowan, The Gandhis & Toby Kaar

Shaun specialises in studio engineering and has recorded/mixed/mastered a number of up and coming Irish alt rock/punk/metal bands over the last few years through his production company ‘Last Light Recordings’. He has also worked on projects involving Jape, Booka Brass Band, RSAG, Shane McGowan, The Gandhis, Toby Kaar and more.

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Vasileios Gourgourinis

Ableton Live, Composition, Programming

Client List: Classroom Battles, Jack Lukeman, Pugwash, Stan Soze, Christos Galanopoulos, Fox Jaw, Embassy Gutters & Solar Taxi

Vasileios Gourgourinis is a Greek Sound Engineer and Producer based in Dublin.

He has established himself as a professional in TV and Studio engineering, working on several TV music specials for RTE, TG4 and Sky Arts, as well as working Internationally with Jack Lukeman and Culture Ireland in NYC, Germany and Edinburgh. His work includes collaborations with artists such as Classroom Battles, Jack Lukeman, Pugwash, Stan Soze, Christos Galanopoulos, Fox Jaw, Embassy Gutters and Solar Taxi.

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Martin Clancy

Ableton Live/Music Business

Client List: Hed Kandi, Fierce Angels, Abercrombie & Fitch, Octone Records, RTE, Pay Pal and Ebay

Martin Clancy is a Dublin/New York based Producer/Musician/Programmer/Trainer & Lecturer. He is one of the first Certified Ableton Live instructors in Ireland. He has lectured on Music Industry Studies at STC, IBEC, Hot Press Mix Course, I.M.M.F (International Music Managers Forum) & B.F.C.E.

He has over 30 years of international studio experience working with such luminaries as Greg Wells (Adele, Katy Perry, Pharell Williams), Don Dixon (REM) and Kevin Killen (U2, Peter Gabriel, Elvis Costello). Between 2011-13 Martin was “Artist in Residence” at New York’s Seaport Music Festival. As manager of the Irish Artist Jack L, he produced several shows last year (Bord Gais, Dublin Convention Centre & National Concert Hall). Martin is a recording artist (Top 30 in UK & U.S Dance Charts).

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Phil Hayes

Live Sound, Mix Engineering

Client List: Bell X1, The Blizzards, JJ72

Phil has been one of Ireland’s most prominent engineers for many years now, working with homegrown acts such as JJ72, Gavin Friday, Paddy Casey and Bell X1. He has worked with legendary producer Lou Adler and is one of the country’s most recognised live sound engineers. Phil teaches in the areas of sound engineering, mixing and live sound re-enforcement.

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Conor Friel

Live Sound, Studio Engineering

Client List: Kodaline, Imagine Dragons, The Academic, Heathers, This Club, Button Factory House Engineer

Conor Friel is a graduate of the Sound Training College and is a highly sought after live engineer. He is the house engineer in the Button Factory, and works freelance for many live acts including Kodaline, Heathers, The Academic, Imagine Dragons & Nico Vega & This Club.

He has worked at most high profile venues around the country, including Electric Picnic, Oxygen and the Aviva Stadium.

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Fergal Henry

Lighting Technology

Fergal has concentrated solely on the lighting and visual side of the business working as a systems tech, rigger, operator and designer. He has created shows for touring acts in all of the major venues in Ireland as well as touring extensively with some of the bigger dance/techno acts as a moving light programmer. He has also begun working in television designing and building LED walls.

Aidan Cunningham

Sound Engineering, Music Production, Pro Tools

AVID Certified Pro Tools HD Expert

Over the past decade Aidan has carved out a career in the audio industry, splitting his time between being an active Studio Engineer, Mixer, Music Producer, and Lecturer. Aidan is known mostly for his work with Rock and Metal acts, as well as being a lecturer of Sound Engineering and Music Production. Aidan is also an AVID Certified Pro Tools HD Expert, who is one of a small few in the world to have passed the Pro Tools 310 Music Production Expert Exam.

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Kevin Robinson

Audio Electronics

Client List: Peggy Seeger, Donal Lunny, Delorentos, & The Dublin Gospel Choir

Kevin combines an academic background with extensive practical experience as a live sound engineer. Three degrees in the areas of electronics & software engineering (BEng Exeter, MSc Oxford, PhD DCU, Dublin) have allowed him to develop a deep knowledge and understanding of the technology behind the art of sound engineering. Meanwhile, as a active live sound engineer he has had the opportunity to work with over 100 acts, as diverse as Peggy Seeger, Donal Lunny, Delorentos, and The Dublin Gospel Choir.
Kevin designs and delivers modules on Electronics and Audio Technology at the Sound Training College.