d&b Education and Application Support
After the realisation that keyboards and synthesisers were too difficult to master, the sound desk became Oran’s instrument of choice. Initial forays involved mixing a friends cover band in local pubs which highlighted the need for formal training. After enrolling as a live sound student at the Sound Training Centre in Dublin a whole new world of opportunity opened up. Following a studio assistant role and various live gigs in and around Dublin, a chance meeting with an established engineer led to regular gig mixing at the Spirit Store in Dundalk. The Sound Training Centre then took him back, this time to teach their live sound course, but also mix gigs in The Button Factory. Oran joined the d&b education and application support team in 2010 to boost development of the education programme for customers and end users throughout the UK and Ireland.