This series will deal with mixing a live recording from start to finish. I’ll be covering a lot of essential mixing basics. So if you’re new to the craft, perhaps some of this will help clear up a lot of questions you may have and speed up your process. The artist in the recording isContinue reading “MixCraft Part 1: Levels and Phase”
Abhijeet Tambe has been a part of various musical projects over the years. Most notably the Bangalore based act Lounge Piranha. He’s also explored sound design, performs live music for theatre and works with DSP. His latest foray into music making has led him to explore more traditional song writing if there is such aContinue reading “MonoHive Sessions – Abhijeet Tambe with Tony Das live at Rooster Guitars”
It doesn’t matter if you’re a tone snob, tone deaf, a riff junkie or the guy who spontaneously combusts if he doesn’t play a guitar solo on every song he writes. The one thing that unites all modern guitar players is gear. Please note that I use the term “unite” in the loosest sense possible.Continue reading “Rig rundown – Bruce Lee Mani”
The first article I wrote on this page was about this band. This is some footage from their gig at a music festival in Bengaluru, India called Indie March. Look out for that epic jam!!
Kick starting a series of videos featuring artists that I feel are pushing themselves to explore some far out sounds. It’ll mostly revolve around live shows, but may branch out into other things. Here’s the first one featuring two very talented musicians from my hometown of Bangalore, India.
Losing perspective The longer you mix, the more fatigued your ears get and you find yourself immersed in the microcosm of your own mix while the bigger picture slowly slips away. You spend hours doing this only to wake up the next morning to a mix that sounds like something your cat coughs up afterContinue reading “Reference tracks, loud mixes and Katz”
The backbone of most bands is a solid drummer with a good kit to boot. But when you’re touring and don’t have the liberty to carry your own kit, you often end up getting drum kits that may not be in the best condition. Most engineers will acknowledge that once your kit sounds rightContinue reading “TRIGGER HAPPY”
Using room microphones on a drum kit is probably the best way to get a big drum sound. We don’t always get to record in big live rooms. But when you do, there’s no reason not to set up a few room microphones. There are probably as many ways to set up room microphones asContinue reading “Capture that space with room mics”
Everybody loves down tuned stoner doom guitars and people who say they don’t are most likely lying. As a guitarist and sound engineer, I often get asked about my preference of tone and gear and my reply is always the same – the simpler the better. Working on Bangalore based sludge band Shepherd had noContinue reading “Tech 21’s Oxford: More Orange than Donald Trump”