Candid Confessions by Indian musicians, sound engineers and other professionals
Summary: Musicians, sound technicians, singers, lyricists, music business professionals and other highly experienced individuals share some mistakes they have made along their wonderful journey so far... called "life". The aim of this podcast is to simply understand how one identifies a mistake and tries to resolve it in musical environments - be it in the studio, live shows, etc. Conceived by SudeepAudio.com - India's first pro audio portal. A new confession every Sunday @ 10am. Subscribe to the podcast now... listen... and learn.
Shantanu Hudlikar shares a lot of anecdotes from his own journey as a sound engineer. Listeners will gain a lot from this veteran and highly experienced sound engineer known for speaking his mind. So do listen to the whole candid confession episode. And yes, do thank Shantanu for the invaluable tips he shares openly from his own mistakes as an intern and more. - Team SudeepAudio.com
Sound engineer KJ Singh has worked on several albums with AR Rahman. And every recording helped him learn new things which he has implemented in his own work over years. Listen to this episode where he shares about a tine piano added to the song Kabhi Kabhi Aditi from the Hindi film Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na (2008). Do thank KJ in the comments box for sharing this experience and learning. - Team SudeepAudio.com
National-award winning composer, Rajat Dholakia (Juku), shares a hilarious incident from his work life. Those who know Juku will have a hundred more such stories to share and all in good faith. He is not just talented but is forgetful too (as he himself admits). We can even have a special Juku series on our podcast :-) Listen to his Candid Confession and share a laugh. - Team SA
Mujeeb Dadarkar has been in the music industry for over 40 years. A freelance sound engineer and educator, Mujeeb shares a funny incident during a live concert. Not to be taken as a gospel truth ofcourse, but he says it is very important to keep an artist on stage happy. And that is the most important aspect as an FOH engineer. Do thank Mujeeb for sharing this story. - Team SudeepAudio.com
Dr. Pramod Chandorkar is an educator, a top sound engineer and also runs an educational institute called SoundIdeaz Academy in Mumbai. One would expect such a talent to never admit a professional mistake, or infact ever have committed one! But here he is sharing an incident which he says changed his attitude towards machine and gadgets and also helped him become a better sound engineer. Listen to the confession and do thank Pramod for sharing it openly with us. - Team SudeepAudio.com
Shantanu Hudlikar is a known name in the field of sound engineering across India. In this Candid Confession episode, he shares about an experience he had when he visited the North Sea Jazz Festival at The Hague. Narrated in his inimitable style, Shantanu first builds a background about how he became a live sound engineer. Do listen to the full story and don't forget to thank Shantanu for sharing his learnings. Do watch his basics in sound converSAtion here as well - https://youtu.be/V0c-SYCi_Zo - Team SudeepAudio.com
Uttank Vora debuted in the Hindi film industry along with his elder brother, (late) Neeraj Vora as music composers Neeraj-Uttank. The movie was Pehla Nasha starring Dipak Tijori, Raveena Tandon and Pooja Bhatt. It was also the debut film of director Ashutosh Gowariker. While recording Asha Bhosle for this film, Uttank said something during the take which was then corrected very nicely and politely by Ashaji. Narrated very well, the listeners will learn on how to deal with singers and musicians in the studio. Do thank Uttank for sharing this experience.
KJ Singh is a well-known sound engineer and music producer in India. In this episode, he shares about a few experiences he had while recording singer Lata Mangeshkar for the film Maachis (music by Vishal Bhardwaj, lyrics by Gulzar). Narrated in a nice story-telling manner, KJ talks about some mistakes he made and also about how to handle such a huge singer as a Lata-ji on the mic. Do listen and thank KJ for sharing this incident.
When young musicians start working in the studios, they may get carried away at times. No morality being discussed here please. Just enjoy this incident shared by a prolific music composer - Rajat Dholakia - a.k.a. Juku in which he tells us also about discussing a project with your music team first. Many more fun episodes with learning are coming up in this series by Juku. So subscribe to the podcast now. And yes, watch more about Juku's own journey in music on our YouTube channel.
Music producer Nishadh Chandra shares a learning when someone disturbed Ustad Taufiq Qureshi's setup in a recording studio. Something we all can relate to when our own workflow is disturbed and that too without permission. Watch some interesting tutoREal videos of Nishadh on the Sudeep Audio YouTube channel. Do thank Nishadh in the comments box for this Candid Confession. - Team SudeepAudio.com
It is extremely easy to forget the innumerable examples you may have read in "How to win friends and influence people" by Dale Carnegie. When it comes to real life incidents, we may ridicule a newcomer or someone who is just starting off his career. In this episode, rhythm arranger and percussionist, Dipesh Varma, shares about how he handled a situation about miking his octapad! A funny story yes, but teaches us on how to take care of a mistake. Do thank Dipesh in the comments box for this Candid Confession. - Team SudeepAudio.com
He is a co-producer of the song Breathless by Shankar Mahadevan. Listen to this episode to know how Tubby himself became a little breathless during a recording due to a technical problem. An invaluable lesson shared by Tubby who is a music composer, producer and now a singer too. Indrajit Sharma aka TUBBY has worked in the Indian film industry for over 30 years. You can watch his videos on the SudeepAudio YouTube channel to know about his stellar work. Do thank Tubby in the comments box for this Candid Confession. - Team SudeepAudio.com
Sound engineer Dipesh Sharma Batalvi has 20+ years experience, and is now working with a California based company, that uses his expertise to make the voice of AI across their entire line of products. Additionally he still mixes and masters for his clients in India. In this kickstarter episode, Dipesh shares with us the importance of making a singer comfortable in the studio. A lesson he shares about an initial recording with Sonu Nigam helps us know not to take anything simple also for granted. Do thank Dipesh for this Candid Confession. We also hope the listeners will implement this invaluable learning in their own work environments. - Team SudeepAudio.com
Here is a new podcast series from SudeepAudio.com. Listen to various experiences of music professionals and how they learnt from their mistakes. Invaluable learnings shared here will help you - whether you are a student of music or audio engineering or even a professional yourself! We thank all our contributors who have had the courage to make their confession that carries some great lessons with them. Do thank the artist who is sharing his or her experience. A new episode every Sunday morning. Listen to some candid confessions and learn!