Real Sound // DJ & Music Production Techniques

Real Courses, Real Learning

“We Play, Make & Teach Music Technology”

Learn to produce & perform music like a professional in a friendly and relaxed environment with likeminded individuals & Tutors.

Our highly trained and experienced tutors will facilitate you and get you going on your musical journey. All our Courses, 1:1 Tuition, workshops and Grinds are hands on and rooted in holistic education to cater for each individual learners’ requirements. Practical delivery and evaluation are conducted at industry/educational standards to ensure all candidates achieve a satisfactory skill level. Our Tutor services are perfect for newcomers who are just starting out or for intermediate and experienced DJs/ Producers looking to improve on their existing skillset. Our professional tutors will guide you through the process & provide you with all the resources available to help achieve your goals. We also provide ongoing support after your tuition is complete through our various online mediums and community areas.

Contact – for a free consultation/assessment evaluation.

DJ Courses

The aim of this course is to equip all candidates with a comprehensive knowledge of DJ techniques & approaches. The course delivers an in-depth look at conventional DJing . Regardless of your skill level or whatever genre of music you select, the Real DJ Course equips you with both beginner & advanced techniques to allow you to enhance your career as a DJ.

This course is available as a part-time course or an online class . 

Ableton Courses

Real Sounds four week beginner to intermediate Ableton course has been designed to equip you with the skills required to compose, sequence, record & mix with Ableton . All candidates who attend our course will leave with a finished track as a result of the 4 practical exams that will be taken as the course progresses.  

This course is available as a part-time course or an online class . 


Doug Cooney

Doug Cooney, MA in Music Technology, Is the founder of Real Sound and RLSD Records and has nearly 20 years of industry experience . He has releases several Vinyl & Digital works on labels such as Counterchange, Orbis, & GND Records to name a few. Doug has performed in the Mighty Tresor Club in Berlin alongside a string of international bookings & Warm up slots on home turf including Dave Clarke, UVB, Luke Slater, Steve Rachmad & James Ruskin to name a Few.

Thomas Kilmurray aka Offtrack

Under the alias of Offtrack, Thomas’ material has been released on Bastardo Electrico, Ceili Collective, Yin Yang Label and Research Label, and more projects are in the pipeline for 2022. In addition to releasing on independent imprints, Thomas runs the Mullingar-based event series and collective Lab Works, where he has been a resident DJ and promoter since 2017. Outside of Lab Works, Thomas has DJ’d throughout Ireland, counting Dublin venues Tengu, Index and The Sound House, Dali in Cork, most major Irish Festivals and not to mention Suicide Club Berlin. Keen to expand his teaching ability and proficiency, Thomas studied Music Production, Advanced Production Techniques and completed a Music Mixing & Mastering Masterclass at Pulse College in Dublin in 2020/21, fueling his desire to share knowledge with aspiring producers.

Jon Hussey

Jon Hussey, a pioneer of the Irish Techno Scene DJing since the early nineties , kick-starting at the infamous Plant Dub night in Dublin , Following his release on RLSD records, He has recently joined the Real Sound Team as one of our DJ instructors.