2017

Dublin Gig Guide: 11th – 17th December 2017

Dublin Gig Guide: 11th – 17th December 2017 Christy Moore will make a very welcome return to Vicar Street for a brace of gigs this December & January 2018, good news for all who have made it an annual visit, Christy returns with a new album On The Road, which was released on November 17th. Over the past two years, Christy has recorded all gigs and gleaned this collection which features 24 songs recorded at 17 venues (including 3 tracks from Vicar St). Christy looks forward to returning to this great venue where he has performed almost 200 times, with no

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Black Friday 2017!

It’s that time of the year again! Where you can find massive discounts across the globe on everything! Furniture, electronics, equipment, software, hardware, you name it, there’s a sale on! Sound Training are going to be bringing you the best deals on software, plugins and hardware that we can find! We are going to narrow down the areas and manufactures you should keep your eye on for the best deals! 50% off Thanksgiving 14th – 30th November They folks over at NI are always a great shout if you’re looking to offload some cash on Black Friday. They usually have

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Dublin Gig Guide : 20th – 26th November 2017

With Christmas just around the corner distract yourself with this weeks gigs! Loads on this week so let’s get on with it! Monday night we have indie rockers Wolf Parade performing at Button Factory! The 4-piece are currently embarking on a worldwide tour and are booked to play one show on Irish soil, their most recent album Cry Cry Cry was released last October and has fared very well in charts and has seen some very favourable reviews. Doors from 7.30PM! Over in Vicar Street, we have everybody’s favourite 00’s rapper Nelly! Nelly has fallen on some hard times recently

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Music Industry Roundup : October 2017

Eventide announced the release of their Eurorack module with the DDL (digital delay line). Designed for performance, the EuroDDL features external control of every feature and function. It also has been designed to sound less digital than the average delay. Eventide’s old school design strictly limits the amount of digital circuitry to only what’s required for delay. Soft saturation clipping, low pass filter, feedback, insert loop, and +20 dB boost are all analog. Available from January, the DDL will cost $399. For more info head over to Eventide’s website! Pioneer have released a DJ-friendly sampler with the DJS-1000 performance sampler! Promising

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Dublin Gig Guide : 16th – 22nd October 2017

Dublin Gig Guide : 16th – 22nd October 2017 We have a jam packed week this week for you! An eclectic mix of gigs all around the city so you’ve no excuse not to get out and catch something! Let’s kick off as always with Monday night and we have The Breeders performing at Vicar Street! Pixies former bass player Kim Deal, started up The Breeders with Tanya Donnelly of Throwing Muses. alternative grunge rock is the order of the day here and doors for this one are at 8PM! Tuesday evening, The Sugar Club plays host to FORQ! FORQ

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Dublin Gig Guide : 2nd – 8th October 2017

Dublin Gig Guide : 2nd – 8th October 2017 It’s that time of the week once more where we lay out all the gigs happening this week around the city! Lots to get through as usual so let’s get on with it! Kicking off the week we have All Them Witches who will be playing at Whelan’s! After announcing that their new album “Sleeping Through The War” will be released in early February. Their usual brand of big fuzz, deep grooves and comsic vision will ring out for the evening and tickets are only €13! Meanwhile, we have Trevor Sensor

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Dublin Gig Guide : 25th September – 1st October 2017

It’s time for another Weekly instalment of Dublin’s Gig Guide brought to you by Sound Training! Quiet enough start to this week but then as always as the weekend rolls in there is more gigs on than you can shake a stick at! Let’s kick off as always with Monday! Quiet around town on Monday night, although if you’re looking for a good old fashioned Irish Trad Session there is only one place to be and that’s Mother Reilly’s in Rathmines. This open session has been running for a number of years and is always a great night, whether Trad

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Dublin Gig Guide : 18th – 24th September 2017

So as the winter begins to raise its cold ugly head once again our warm summer evenings are quickly becoming a distant memory, don’t be disheartened as we still have one final festival to get through which is taking place this coming weekend! Yes, Canalaphonic returns for it’s third year and has a whole host of great events for all the family to attend! That’s not the only decent thing on this week so let’s get going! Monday night, The National play Vicar Street for their second performance in Dublin for the “Sleep Well Beast” tour. With tickets for all

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Dublin Gig Guide : 11th – 17th September 2017

Dublin Gig Guide : 11th – 17th September 2017 We’re back with another instalment of our Dublin Gig Guide! Plenty to see this week! As the summer months become a distant memory and those cold long winter nights begin to settle in hopefully it won’t deter you from going out! Let’s start off as always on Monday night where we have Ryan Adams performing the first of two sold out gigs at the Olympia Theatre! Described as “one of the most elegant singer-songwriters of his generation.” by the New York Times. Adams released his 15th studio album in February of

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Live Sound, Lighting and Stage Production Graduates 2017

We recently had the opportunity to catch up with the graduates from our most recent Live Sound, Lighting and Stage Production course. Keeping in touch with graduates and seeing how their careers are progressing is a major component of our ethos in the Sound Training College. Naturally we were extremely interested to see how our most recent class were faring in life post-STC! You can check out both video interviews and written accounts of the student experience below : Lauren Geary I had just finished a BA (Hons) in Music Production and was looking for a pathway into the live industry,

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Dublin Gig Guide: 4th – 10th September 2017

Dublin Gig Guide: 4th – 10th September 2017 It’s that time of the week again! Our Dublin Gig Guide strives to give you all the insights into whats going on around the city and what’s worth going to see! With Electric Picnic just a hazy-faded memory, we continue on with this week’s live gigs!  First off, on Monday night the Button Factory plays host to one of the most influential math-rock post-rock bands to ever grace the earth. With only two full-length album releases and one EP, American Football have a huge following. The band started up in 1997 and

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New Music Monday : 24th July 2017

Foster The People – Sacred Hearts Club Back with their third album, Foster The People will forever be known as the ‘Pumped Up Kicks’ band which is certainly not a bad thing! This album differs since they’re only a 3-piece now and this album features more ambitious pop.    Albin Lee Meldau – Bloodshot A single that appeared on his first EP release Lovers, Bloodshot continues in the same vein brooding melancholic pop accompanied with great emotion vocally makes an all around impressive 5-track EP.   Maya Jane Coles – Weak/Werk Some new tunes from one of the leading ladies

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Music Industry Round-Up : June 2017

Music Industry Round-Up : June 2017 The people over at Output have branched into the studio furniture business! They are known for some of the most interesting plugins, Movement, Substance, Signal, Exhale among others! They had teased us earlier in the month via social media with posts such as “Built By Musicians, For Musicians”, “It Doesn’t Make A Single Sound”, and “It’s Not A Plugin”. Speculation was rife but they finally put everyone out of their misery and finally released Platform. They say we love making music so we should love WHERE we make music too! With enough room for you MIDI

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New Music Monday – 26th June 2017

Kodaline – Brother The Irish 4-piece are back with a new single and album on the way. Lead single “Brother” is classic Kodaline, emotional lyrics and a well constructed chorus “Brother” ticks all the boxes. Grizzly Bear – Four Cypresses The third release off their up-and-coming album “Painted Ruins”. As Grizzly Bear’s Daniel Rossan says it was “Written from the perspective of a homeless man sleeping in a driveway of a place he was staying at in L.A., but broadened it to encompass his thoughts about a refugee experience and life through wartime.” Make of that what you will, but it’s a

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Music Industry Round-Up : April 2017

Sound Training – Industry Round-Up April 2017 Musical things are finally looking up for those of you who have purchased Apple’s new Macbook Pro. With the creation of a new app, the touch bar at the top of the keyboard can now be transformed into a MIDI controller! By downloading an app called MIDI Touchbar, you can use the touch bar as a MIDI controller in your favourite DAW and it also customisable! Get it here! Novation have announced two new products set for release in May and June, Peak synth and Circuit Mono Station Groovebox. Peak is an eight-voice

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Music Tech Industry Round-Up February 2017

Sound Training Industry Roundup – February 2017 A new blog post for you! We will be starting a new entry every month here at Sound Training where we will be summarising events of that previous month with a short round-up of whats gone on. From new synths, to software updates and new equipment, software and plugins! Your one stop shop to keep with with all things music tech! Spitfire Audio have recent released a brand new string library! Many of you will be familiar with Spitfire Audio’s previous stuff, Albino, Hans Zimmer Piano, Dustbundle etc. This new release is in collaboration

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