His credits include sources as diverse as Placebo, Radiohead, Fad Gadget, Depeche Mode, Moby, Snow Patrol, Mute, Sony BMG, Universal, EMI and Warner Bros. In 2006 he completed a MA in Audio Technology from the London College of Music, University of West London and became one of the first wave of Ableton Certified Trainers in the world in 2008. In 2016 he completed study for a MSc in Sound & Music Computing at the Center for Digital Music at Queen Mary, University of London.
For over twenty years, Phelan has been teaching aspects of music production and music technology at HE level. He has engaged in curriculum development and design being the lead architect for six under-graduate and four- post graduate music related degrees. He is a member of the UK's Music Producers Guild, holds a PG Cert in Learning & Teaching, is an Affiliate of the Institute for Learning, a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and from 2017 – 2019 was Chairman of the London Committee for the British Section of the Audio Engineering Society.
Phelan owns a very (un)healthy collection of audio hardware and software toys and possesses an obsession with synthesis owning many vintage analog synthesizers such as modular systems, Moog’s, ARP’s and Oberheim’s. He is currently running the audio software development company Meta Function, which specialize in Max for Live devices and plug-ins releasing the M4L synth Wave Junction in partnership with Sonicstate.