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Damion O'Brien
Technician
Manchester
Last Update: 15.12.14
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POSTED ON – 28.07.14

Useful Websites


The internet is full of handy information for DJs, musicians and producers so I thought it would be good to share some useful links that anyone interested in electronic music production might find helpful.

Feel free to add your own in the Facebook comments below.

Cheers,
Damo

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KVR Audio: A database of the latest plugins for every DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) including reviews, commercial and free releases
http://www.kvraudio.com/

Beatport: A large resource of new electronic music, DJ mixes, remixes and sample packs http://www.beatport.com/

Juno Records: One of the largest online record shops specialising in electronic music of various genres
http://www.juno.co.uk/

SoundCloud: A platform for artists new and commercial to showcase their material. They have both free and subscribed accounts
https://soundcloud.com/

Mixcloud: A platform for all DJs to showcase their mixes. A track listing shows what tracks are in the mix and links to where they can be purchased
http://www.mixcloud.com/

Remix Comps: An online resource for finding and entering remix competitions
https://www.remixcomps.com

Resident Advisor:  An online magazine for electronic musicians & DJs with info on releases, venue dates and dj and artist information
http://www.residentadvisor.net/

Gear Slutz: A forum all about the latest music equipment and tips.
http://www.gearslutz.com/board/

Production Advice: Get some short, handy hints straight to your inbox!
http://productionadvice.co.uk/

Music Tech Tutorials: A collection of tutorial videos from around the web
http://www.musictechtutorials.com/ 

Sound Collabs: Find musicians to collaborate with on your next project.
http://www.soundcollabs.com/

Music Marketing: A blog all about how to begin selling and marketing your music
http://www.musicmarketing.com/

Massive Synth Tutorials: Tutorials for Native Instruments products and software
http://www.massivesynth.com/

Who Sampled: Find out the samples used for a particular track
http://www.whosampled.com/

Discogs: An online database of commercial music with a marketplace for tracking down that elusive extended 12" version with that drum break on it.
http://www.discogs.com


Damion O'Brien
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First blog for SSR

Biography
Damion heads up our Electronic Music Production course and is also part of SSR's IT and resources team, helping keep our computer systems and other equipment up-to-date and operational.

He produces an eclectic range of commercially released music with aliases including;
  • Designer Thumbs (Itchycoo Records - Electronica)
  • Cassini Division (Wireless Music Records, Happy Days Records, Soundkraft Records - House)
  • Afferent (Itchycoo Records, HDP Records-Drum & Bass & Jungle)
  • The Dark Matter (Itchycoo Records-Techno)
  • Moetucker (solo guitar project)
  • Pasco Instrumental (Instrumental guitar)
  • Krane Dub (Itchycoo Records, HDP Records - Dubtronica /Reggae)

Damo has albums, EPs and singles featured on Beatport, Juno, iTunes & Spotify as well as cd & vinyl releases.

His music has also been featured in DJ sets, compilation albums, films, computer games, television, radio and adverts. He has experience working as a producer, live engineer and session musician. He plays guitar, bass guitar, keys and vocals.