Eimear O Sullivan

Musicngear Editor

Eimear Ann O Sullivan is a multi-genre music producer, audio engineer and vocalist. After receiving a Masters in Music Technology from the CIT Cork School of Music, she went on to operate as a producer under the name Blakkheart. Her releases have received critical acclaim from Ireland's biggest music publications, such as District Magazine and Nialler9, alongside receiving heavy commercial radio airplay. She currently works in Cork recording studio Flashpoint CC. Previous clients of hers include the likes of Comedy Central’s Dragony Aunt star Candy Warhol, rapper Darce and Outsider YP. (Photo credit @Fabian Boros)

Contact Eimear O Sullivan at eimear.o.sullivan@musicngear.com

Articles by Eimear O Sullivan

  • Article photo - How to apply Writing Tips from Stephen King to Songwriting and Music

    How to apply Writing Tips from Stephen King to Songwriting and Music

    Real life comes up - so do a consistent, set amount every dayA truly valuable piece of advice that can be applied across all disciplines. Doing a set amount each day not only allows you to be productive whilst also giving you the...
  • Article photo - An interview with Gentlemans's Dub Club: Gear, Recording Techniques and Production

    An interview with Gentlemans's Dub Club: Gear, Recording Techniques and Production

    Eimear O Sullivan, Musicngear: As part of this album was recorded in Crosstown Studios, and part of it was recorded at home - what did ye use to record yourselves at home?  (e.g Mics, Sound Cards, DAWs etc)...
  • Article photo - The Sun is Coming: Songs to Reinvigorate Your Joy for Life

    The Sun is Coming: Songs to Reinvigorate Your Joy for Life

    1. Jessie Ware - Remember Where You AreTaken from the artist’s 2020 album ‘What’s Your Pleasure’ - ‘Remember Where You Are’ sounds like an old sunshine soul classic. Opening with a soaring string arrangement and powerful...
  • Article photo - Podcasts for Music Lovers that will Expand your Mind

    Podcasts for Music Lovers that will Expand your Mind

    A selection of podcasts that will not only aid you as a musician/producer/artist - but will improve your internal life and expand your mind.  Duncan Trussell Family HourWhat you feed your mind will influence...
  • Article photo - Songs We Liked - March 2021

    Songs We Liked - March 2021

    Kerri Watt - Band of GoldTaken from Kerri’s new album ‘Neptune’s Daughter’- ‘Band of Gold’ sounds like your favourite feel good song from childhood (reminds me of my Lizzie McGuire days); inducing a rush of...
  • Article photo - The most MAGICAL Waves plugins for Vocals

    The most MAGICAL Waves plugins for Vocals

    Before diving headfirst into a mix, and prior to applying any of the plugins mentioned below; it is always worth having a listen and adjusting the levels to roughly where you want them to sit in the mix, as this is a strong starting off point, and will...
  • Article photo - Waves: Mixing an ENTIRE track with just one Vocal Plugin

    Waves: Mixing an ENTIRE track with just one Vocal Plugin

    The Vocal Plugin: Waves Maserati VX1Waves Maserati VX1 is a vocal plugin - created in collaboration with multi-platinum mixing engineer Tony Maserati (Mary J. Blige, Notorious B.I.G., Puff Daddy, and Queen Latifa)...
  • Article photo - How to make your Mixes Less Thin with Waves Plugins

    How to make your Mixes Less Thin with Waves Plugins

    There is nothing more frustrating than hearing your mix next to a commercial mix and noticing how thin it sounds in comparison (even though you poured weeks of your life into it) There is also an insurmountable amount of advice on this topic; just so you don’t get...
  • Article photo - Goodbye 2020: A lookback at some of our favourite albums

    Goodbye 2020: A lookback at some of our favourite albums

    ELLIP - "Four Words" Four Words is the debut album of Tallinn based musician Pille-Riin Karro, featuring Mikk Siemer (Nzea) on production. Trippy sampling, organic textures and glitchy drum beats with strong Jazz...
  • Article photo - Artists with full length Christmas Albums you NEED to hear

    Artists with full length Christmas Albums you NEED to hear

    Stevie Wonder - Someday At ChristmasFinding out that Stevie Wonder had a full length Christmas album was nothing short of  a joy - and it does not disappoint. Released in 1967 by Motown records, and produced by Henry Cosby ( The Supremes, The Temptations and a...