Sean Divine’s passion for music began at an early age with his first drum set. While playing in local bands, he also became interested
in the process behind Urban and Electronic music production in the late 90′s. This sparked an ambition to compose instrumental
tracks, produce remixes and DJ throughout high school.
While earning his bachelor’s degree from UNC Charlotte, Sean created a web page on the independent music community, Soundclick.com, to collaborate and share his instrumentals. To date, the page has organically received over 3 million unique visitors and 20 million plays. With this exposure, he was able to develop an international following and respected instrumental catalog, providing innovative production for major and indie artists alike. Divine’s instrumentals have been placed on television and motion picture soundtracks (MTV, Paramount Pictures, Old Navy, CBS Sports) while also being the canvas for some of the industry’s top talents.
“The first complete album I produced was for hip-hop artist, YONAS entitled ‘The Proven Theory' in 2011,” recalls Sean. “The majority of the vocals were recorded in a spare bedroom in the South Bronx, NY. The entire album was mixed and produced in my basement while I was finishing my college degree.” The album debuted in the iTunes Top 100, with videos in rotation on MTV2 and Fuse. Most recently, the single “Fall Back”, which Divine produced and mixed, appeared in the 2013 film, “The Place Beyond the Pines“, directed by Derek Cianfrance and starring Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper and Eva Mendes.
Sean began his mixing career out of necessity, when artists utilizing his production work also needed the sonic balance Divine describes as pivotal to the heart of a record. Sean spent 2011 and early 2012 as an assistant engineer in Los Angeles before relocating to Winston Salem, North Carolina to focus on new creative projects. Furthering his experience, Divine travelled to the South of France in 2012 to mix along side Manny Marroquin, a 5 time Grammy winning engineer.
Sean Divine has been programming and recording sounds for hardware and software instruments since he first began his production career. Most recently, Divine and Applied Acoustics Systems released a collection of his custom presets titled “Reverence” for their flagship Ultra Analog VA-2 synthesizer. The sound bank was first introduced at Winter NAMM in January 2014. Sean has also released his critically and user acclaimed “336 Drum Kits” which contain a selection of his custom drum and percussion sounds.