The Service

CreateSound is about enabling people young & old to make music, regardless of background and musical ability. Many people have untapped musical skills – sometimes lack of know-how with an instrument can be a barrier. We use music technology to help people get inspired and realise their musical potential.


Main tutors


Gavin is an Ableton producer and has performed in Dublin venues, at festivals (e.g. Electric Picnic) and on radio. He originally trained and worked as a studio engineer in Manchester, then returned to Dublin to work as a freelance producer and to set up CreateSound. Qualified Sound Engineer (SSR Dip 2007), Ableton Certified (Live 8 2011, Live 9 2013), QQI Training Qualified. 10+ years teaching music production across the spectrum of abilities.
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Conan trained as a Sound Engineer in Dublin and has been teaching Ableton Live since 2008. He has a QQI Training qualification and worked for 6 years as the training officer at Raidió Corca Baiscinn in County Clare devising and delivering all of the training courses. He currently uses Ableton Live in Radio Production and Radio Documentary making, to provide Mixing and Mastering services, and also regularly uses Ableton Live to produce and perform his own compositions at various venues and events.


Cian graduated from BIMM Commercial Modern Music course in 2015.  His math fusion band, Yonen, have toured internationally and play the Irish festival circuit. Though guitar is his native instrument, he also performs live with the Ableton Push. Cian has recorded, mixed, mastered and produced releases from Yonen and two other professional projects using Ableton.


Caz is a music producer, song-writer, singer and multi-instrumentalist, currently performing and releasing with her solo project – Caz9. She uses Ableton and Push for composition and performance. Between teaching, working as a session vocalist, song-writing and collaborations, she has played all over the Emerald Isle and internationally, including festivals such as Electric Picnic, Knockanstockan,  Body & Soul, Virgin Atlantic Music Festival, Barbados ’07 & ’08.


After a number of years spent as a freelance studio engineer and tutor, Gavin Timlin set up CreateSound in 2011.  The idea was to provide a mobile music production teaching service in Dublin, supplying all equipment needed. Initially courses were geared toward producers and DJs, however the service quickly expanded to schools and community projects. The supply of equipment and prospect of making electronic music represented a great opportunity for young people. Gavin became one of 4 recognised Ableton Live Certified Tutors in Ireland in 2011, and the operation as a whole became recognised as an Ableton Certified Centre in 2014. CreateSound’s main hubs are in Dublin and Belfast with tutors operating out of Dublin, Belfast and Ballymena.


Guinness Enterprise Centre, Taylor’s Lane, Dublin 8


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