Freelance Engineers & Producers

Niall Doran - Producer, Mixer & Engineer

I have been recording & producing since 2011. In this time I have worked on a range of projects, from producing & mixing folk, pop, electronic & metal artists to assisting and engineering with other producers on various albums, live recording for broadcast, podcast producing and audio book recording.

Ryan McGroarty - Producer, Mixer & Engineer.

I am a producer and musician based in Belfast, N. Ireland. I’m passionate about recording and I’ve been fortunate to work with many wonderful people in all kinds of spaces over the years. In addition to recording/mix work I have also enjoyed roles as a collaborator/co-producer directly with the artist. I have been involved in production workshops with the British Council in Morocco and Wall2Wall Music throughout Ireland teaching recording techniques to encourage confidence in young artists to self-produce and promote their own original music.

Sophie Price - Producer, Mixer & Engineer

I am a producer and musician based in Belfast. I first collaborated with Start Together Studio as an assistant audio engineer and presenter on The Live Room, and worked as an assistant on the Women in Music scheme.

When I’m not playing in my own band, Gender Chores, I enjoy experimenting in the studio and I’m constantly inspired by the fresh musical talent coming from this country, and aspire to help develop this new musical generation.  

Friends and Alumni

Carl Small - Producer, Mixer & Engineer

I’m an Audio Engineer, Producer and Musician based in Belfast. I formed a strong passion for recording at the age of 16 and have been developing my skills ever since. Much of my work is done on location or in Home Recording sessions, but the vast majority of studio sessions take place in Start Together. I enjoy working closely with artists in a Producer role, bouncing ideas back and forth to make something truly exciting.


Specialising within Folk, Punk, Alternative and Pop genres, I’ve made lots of noise with lots of clients, including Pale Lanterns, Mark Loughrey, Ghost Office, and Aislinn Logan.

Chris Ryan - Producer, Mixer & Engineer

I've been making records for about a decade. Specialising in recording & composition, I graduated from the Sonic Arts Research Centre in Belfast.

I've worked on recordings for the likes of Paper Trail Records, Irish TV, Moving On Music and the British Council's Pop-Up Studio in Morocco. I also collaborate with composers, including works for the Ulster Orchestra & BBC Radio 3. Whenever I'm not in the studio I tend to be writing or touring with Robocobra Quartet.

Recent projects include sessions with Hot Cops, Arco Quartet and Hunkpapa with tracks receiving airtime on BBC Radio 1.

Ben McAuley - Producer, Mixer & Engineer

Ben is a producer, engineer and musician from Belfast who writes music and plays drums and guitar with a number of bands and artists, as well as producing and engineering records in all kinds of genres.

Jonny Woods - Producer, Mixer & Engineer

Jonny is a musician, producer and engineer who loves mixing and being in loud rooms with even louder people. He works mostly analogue and have been involved with capturing almost every genre and especially loves working on Alt rock, Pop, Shoegaze, Metal and Punk records. He likes a healthy dose of bleed with clarity and and I go for natural drum noises. He likes imperfection, performances and SONGS!

Studio Owner

Rocky O’Reilly – Producer, Mixer & Engineer.

Rocky opened Start Together (named after his favourite Sleater-Kinney song) while he still played in Indie-Pop two piece Oppenheimer.  

Since then he has developed Start Together’s facilities while producing, writing with, recording & mixing a wide range of artists from across the world.


He's produced or mixed with And So I Watch You From Afar, Baby In Vain, Brand New Friend, General Fiasco, Wheatus, Math The Band and Fighting With Wire and collaborated/written with Duke Special, Matt Caughthran (The Bronx) Tim Wheeler (Ash) Nathan Connolly (Snow Patrol) Adam WarRock and Dizzy Dustin (Ugly Duckling)  


If you would like to work with Rocky, please contact Pip Newby at Friends Vs Music