One of the most important parts of our Sound Engineering, Music Production & Live Sound, Lighting and Stage Production courses here at Sound Training College is getting our students involved with real world, hands-on experience. Searchlight is a 4-month long development deal we have been running for the past few years in accordance with Sound Training Productions. Students will recruit up & coming bands they feel have got that special something and can do with some help, and also bands that may have made a name for themselves and want to be involved.  It involves pre-production & recording time in STP Studio One, editing, mixing and mastering of 2 tracks. Live pre-production in Button Factory that will accumulate to a final showcase gig in the Button Factory! The cost of entering? FREE! Just fill out the application form and should your band/act be eligible we will get in touch! Keep your eyes peeled for our 2019 application form opening! Head over to the Searchlight tab to find out more information!

 Charity Album

Each year our students will band together and recording, mix & master their very own charity album. Previously we have raised money for Aware, Headstrong (Jigsaw), My Lovely Horse and last year Samaritans Ireland! We like to recognise the tireless efforts that these charities give us all year round and it’s just a small token of our appreciation for them! Head over to our releases page to check out a bunch of our previous charity albums! Artists that have featured on previous charity albums include Mundy, James Vincent McMorrow, SYLK, Carron, Soulé, We Cut Corners, & many many more! Below is a short promo video from last years charity album in aid of Samaritans!

STP Charity Album

"Here's a sneaky, cheeky peak at the recording process for this year's Charity Album! In aid of Samaritans, the album promises to be an eclectic mix, recorded by some of Ireland's most exciting musicians. We want to first extend a big "thank you" to Carron, Mundy, SYLK, WOLFF, The Clandestinos, El Mush and Paddy Dennehy and The Red Herring. Secondly, we want to thank the awesome crew at Temple Lane Studios; Paddy, Pete, Steve, Johnny and Lauren …it wouldn't have happened without you! And all the hard work put in by the STC students !!Our album launch will be on the 10th May 2018, at the Button Factory; put the date in your diary!CARRON SYLK Mundy Paddy Dennehy and the Red Herring The Clandestinos El Mush Music WOLFFFull Video to be uploaded on Temple Lane Studios soon !! Keep an eye out folks

Posted by Sound Training Productions on Wednesday, February 28, 2018


There is a big number of students who come here to learn the ins and outs of electronic music production and how they can translate what they’ve learnt into music. Throughout the year students with work with lecturers to develop their live performances which ends in a showcase gig towards the end of the year. These have been very successful in the past and many of the artists have done very well, securing residencies and bagging a number of high-profile gigs around the city.