We enable people of all ages to make music, regardless of background and musical ability. We use music technology to help people get inspired and realise their creative potential.
Founded in 2011, CreateSound runs music production courses across the island of Ireland in colleges, schools and companies where people learn how to make their own music using the latest software and techniques. CreateSound is recognised as an Ableton Certified Center [sic]. We also run workshops in outreach contexts – music is a great connector and springboard into other studies/activity. We use a mobile model and supply all equipment for learning (laptops, keyboards, etc) to make it as accessible as possible & can operate anywhere. We have been successfully delivering all our content online since 2020, so can deliver online/on-site/blended as circumstances allow.
We also provide audio services for small businesses and organisations such as podcasting and delivering content in audio formats.
MEET THE TEAM
Founder of CreateSound, 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 since 2011 (Live 8, Live 9 , Live 10, Live 11), QQI Training Qualified. 10+ years teaching music production across the spectrum of abilities.
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. He has extensive live performance experience, his math fusion band (Yonen) toured internationally and on the Irish festival circuit, he has played with bands in headline venues, and has various electronic solo projects (e.g. Cidot). Though guitar is his native instrument, he also performs live with the Ableton Push. Cian has recorded, mixed, mastered and produced releases for multiple well known artists using Ableton. He is also a specialist in live streaming and live stage lighting and continues to support bands and artists as an experienced technician.
CAROLINE O’NEILL (CAZ)
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.