All songs on the homepage from Niall’s Soundcloud are original unless stated otherwise in the song title on Soundcloud.

Songs that can be downloaded for free when Soundcloud says you can, but we know you’re gonna download em free anyway… Let’s face it.

Any donations made to Nially D are welcome but are to the visitors decision. There is no minimum or maximum for donations… But just remember, it’s hard to make money from music.

The domain names nd.me.uk and davies.me, all email addresses and sub domains associated with them domains belong to Niall Davies. ND.me.uk is purchased through a nominet registrant, Daniel Austin MBCS (Dan.me.uk) and DAVIES.me is purchased through ENOM.
Any questions regarding domains can be put to him on the “Contact” page.

The website is managed by Niall Davies himself and he uses the WordPress CMS (Free to download and install on a server with PHP & mySQL).

The website template is called HipHop, it is made by Smart Magazine Themes (SMThemes.com) and is FREE to download From here

The website is hosted on a server by Daniel Austin MBCS (dan.me.uk) in a Bolton, Lancashire mini-datacenter/office where he works called Netnorth. The hosting is an arrangement between Niall Davies and Daniel Austin MBCS. Dan can be contacted via email to me’at’dan’dot’me’dot’uk

This was the track that I made for my Final Major Project at NULC. I made this in June 2014 and I used some pretty nice equipment in a £1million studio 🙂

All of the track was written, performed, produced and mastered by myself. Thank you NULC @Amplitude-NULC for making all of this possible.

oopsI have my own studio, which I have a quite low budget for. I’m gonna talk here about what equipment I have.

I have to thank my Mum and Dad for letting me have the spare bedroom as a recording studio, and so I actually have 2 rooms now – one where I sleep and one where I record and play.

Computer: My laptop (HP Pavillion g6 – 4gb RAM, 500gb HDD, AMD Dual core processor) – It does the job.

Audio Interface: Lexicon Alpha – Has DI and microphone input – but does not do phantom power, I have a separate Behringer device for that.

Microphones: My vocal mic is a Behringer C1 condenser microphone, it works well enough for me. It only has 1 diaphragm though, so it wouldn’t be the best choice for gang vocals. I have various other dynamic microphones that I use for other things – but no other condensers as of yet.

MIDI keyboard: Well, I have Roland Cakewalk A-500 PRO which I like to use a lot, I also have a Casio CTK-3000 Standalone Keyboard which has MIDI too, which I have used from time to time – like in “Mistakes” – the song done by me and Aidan as Not Applicable.

Guitars: Lindo Electro-Acoustic, a Signature Series SG.A

Bass: Cheetah (Fender Telecaster Copy)

Amps: Marshall Vintage Reverb 12 guitar amp, BB Blaster 10W Bass amp, AKAI Stereo Integrated amp.

Speakers: 2x ProSound 200W Speakers, 2x SONY HiFi Speakers – I hope to get some KRKs or something soon for studio monitoring.

Headphones: Sony MDR-V150 or Sennheiser HD201. Both do the job great. I tend to use the Sennheisers more though.

Mixer: I don’t use a mixer really for recording, however I do have a Citronic DJ mixer (CDM10:4) which does a nice job for certain things.

DAW: Reason 6.5 – it does everything I want it to do. However, I do have knowledge of Reaper, Logic, Protools and Cubase as well.

You can find out what is going on in my studio, as I do various things including recording friends, recording me, producing electronic music etc. on Soundcloud here.

I aren’t publicly open as a studio to book, but if you know me well enough then I might be able to record you, just get in touch with me.

My name is Niall Davies, I’m a poet, a political activist (I like to get things done), a musician, a producer and former Radio DJ at Station 4 The Nation’s Radio and Illusion Radio. To read more about any particular projects I’m involved in, please use the menu on the left side of this page.

I am 18 years old, I live in Stoke On Trent and have done for all of my life and it seems that all of my life I’ve been making music. My first instrument was a Cheetah bass guitar, I learnt this when I was 12 at school and I was writing lyrics before that (yes, probably not very good ones). In my first band, I played the bass with a few friends from school filling the other instruments. In 2007, I recorded my first CD with a friend of mine, Rob Harper under the name “Forbidden”. I own the only copy of this, but if you want a laugh, and you know me well enough – I’m happy to share the recordings.

I then went on to learn guitar and got my first electric, a Gibson SG Copy when I was 14. I play this still today, as my only electric (yes, I should probably upgrade, but this guitar is my first one and it’s doing well) on a Marshall Vintage Reverb 12 amp. I also bought a Ukulele in 2010 and got a keyboard for Christmas 2011, which I love to play. I then after quickly learning the basics of the keyboard (chords, left hand, etc) went on to play it for a band called False Hope which sadly split up in 2012.

I played in a punk band called North Career in 2011, we went to Venombase Studios in Stoke a few times to practice, and this is when I first properly recorded anything – and it was our version of American Idiot by Green Day. I used the line in on my laptop to connect a 4 channel mixer where I connected my microphone(s). Since this, I have done a few recordings and upgraded my equipment, and it’s a slow process – as everything is so expensive.

This is what really inspired me to start sort of a solo project, as I knew that many of the bands I played in weren’t taken seriously – I wanted somewhere where I could write myself some lyrics and music and just get on with it, instead of having a band arguing against certain things. I kitted myself up with some equipment; a Behringer C1 Microphone, a Lexicon Alpha Audio Interface and a free version of Reaper software. I also bought a reflection screen that clips on to my microphone stand and a shock-mount for the microphone. I still use all of this equipment today, except I use Reason 6.5 as my DAW as since version 6, it now handles audio and MIDI recording – which is something I’ve looked for for a while. My MIDI keyboard is a Cakewalk/Roland.

In 2012, I applied for a place at NULC, where I’m currently at to study Music Technology as I worked out that Music is my life and I want to have experience with a decent studio, but with MIDI, synths, etc so that I have a better chance of getting into the music industry, as I don’t think I’d be well placed anywhere else. It’s a really good course for me, and I would advise anyone who has a genuine love for Music and Music Technology to go and do it.

Currently I’m in a band but we’re just in our beginnings so info will be updated as and when…