Welcome to converSAtions with musicians and sound engineers, where we unravel the artistry and technical wizardry behind the music.
Join me in intimate conversations with talented artists as we explore the creative process, industry insights, and the untold stories that shape the soundscape of the music world in India and beyond.
#72 - Career guidance for music industry in India, shares our co-founder Aditya Mehta (in Hindi)
In this episode, Sudeep Audio's co-founder Aditya Mehta from Mumbai, India, talks about how one can build and pursue a career in music in India.
Having exposure to this area from within as well as connected from the outside for over 40 years, Aditya shares his own learnings here.
Like any career in creative arts, there is no right way or wrong way, but i hope the content here guides those parents and young students to take the right steps in order to have a fruitful career for a long time in music. One thing is for sure: Music spreads joy and gives us all one of the reasons to go on. You can enjoy it as a listener but more so as a creator! Best wishes to all aspiring musicians tuned in.
Listener discretion is advised.
Language of this episode: Hindi
#71 - Sound engineers should be paid royalty income like all creators, demands Anil Chopra - Chairman IRAA Awards and PALM Expo, India
"Sound engineers are artists too", says Anil Chopra, founder of IRAA Awards and the PALM Expo India. Their contribution in the making of a song is as important as the composer and the lyricist, he adds.
Mr. Chopra started IRAA (Indian Recording Arts Academy) Awards where the name itself recognises sound engineers as not technicians but as artists.
Listen to this episode, and do post your comments on what you feel about this new campaign/initiative. And also help sound engineers clam their rights in the process :-)
#70 - The story of IRAA Awards for Indian audio industry at PALM Expo | Anil Chopra explains
The IRAA, Indian Recording Arts Academy, was setup by Founder and Chairman, Mr. Anil Chopra at the PALM Expo in 2006. Dedicated to the sound engineering fraternity of India, the annual IRAA Awards have become a prestigious award to win.
In this converSAtion, Anil Chopra explains the story behind starting IRAA as well as how the selection process happens. Do listen to understand how much effort goes into the selection and the recognition and glory it seeks to achieve for our Indian audio industry.
Language of the converSAtion: English
#69 - The sound journey of Anil Chopra - founder director of PALM Expo and IRAA Awards
Those who are connected to the world of pro audio in India definitely read the PALM Technology magazine. And have surely visited the PALM Expo in Mumbai every May since 2001. And sound engineers secretly do wish to win the IRAA Award too.
Its time to meet the founder director of these properties - Mr. Anil Chopra. Get to know about his journey in the world of sound and also how he has helped bring in a surge in the Indian audio industry.
Language of the converSAtion: English
#68 - The story of Sudeep Studio, Mumbai, by sound engineer Nikhil Mehta (in Gujarati)
A topper in M.Sc. Inorganic Chemistry at Bombay University, Nikhil Mehta became a sound engineer out of a matter of prestige! Listen to this converSAtion from a brilliant man who recorded several prestigious projects since 1977. Though during this interview he did forget names of several musicians and jobs he handled as a sound recordist.
But those who have worked with him do remember him fondly always. And on the occasion of his Sudeep Studio's birthday (23rd September), we are proud to share a part of the interview (first and last actually) that we were finally able to do in 2021.
Nikhil Mehta passed away peacefully on 2nd September, 2021 at his Ahmedabad residence.
Language in this talk: Gujarati
#67 - Arranging rhythm for film songs, background scores and ad jingles by Ustad Taufiq Qureshi
After sharing his initial experiences in the Hindi film industry in the previous episode, Ustad Taufiq Qureshi shares his approach towards rhythm arrangement for not just songs but also for background scores and ad jingles.
Taufiqbhai also gives invaluable tips on how to build a career as a music producer. Don't forget to thank him for sharing his years of knowledge and guidance he gives like a true Guru.
** OTHER CREDITS FOR THIS EPISODE **
Inteview by: Dipesh Varma (student and percussionist)
Audio cleanup and processing: Dipesh Sharma Batalvi (Los Angeles)