In 2011, two Pune-based recording engineers – Harshad Sathe and Ronak Runwal – planted their flag in the ever-expanding music community of their city. Gray Spark Audio, a haven for both, the sonic adventures of independent, alternative artists from the growing scene as well as commercial producers and musicians, is located on Baner Road.
Gray Spark Audio started as a recording studio with the goal of creating a space that could handle all ranges of projects and clients and has finally evolved into a recording complex comprising of 4 Studios!
The studio attracted a lot of newer engineers from various Audio schools and were again trained at our facility as Assistant and Associate Engineers; what struck us was that though these bright engineers were coming into the studio they lacked a sense of practical knowledge which in a field like this is a must. This is where the idea for Gray Spark Audio Academy was born.
With an eye on the growing talent, Gray Spark Audio aims to equip and mentor the audio professionals of tomorrow with specific courses designed around audio engineering and sound production. That’s where the Gray Spark Audio Academy comes in.
Since its conception, our Academy has trained numerous Audio Professionals across sectors like Film, Music, Audio Electronics, Acoustics and many more. Our goal is to contribute to the ever growing community of Audio Professionals in this country one great student at a time.
Our Certificate Course for Audio Engineering is a 9 Module Course, where a handpicked batch of 10-12 students will receive an extensive introduction to the Gray Spark approach to sound. It’s not just ‘sit and learn’, but ‘get up and deliver’.
And we’re not just about sitting behind a console while you track your instrument or vocal takes. Gray Spark’s expertise extends well outside the studio, into sound design, on location/live recording, enhancement, restoration and syncing, among others.
Our alumnus Tushar Verma was kind enough to write a small piece about his experience at Gray Spark Audio Academy. We believe this will help a lot of prospective students understand what being a part of the academy is really like. He wrote about his journey through the nine modules. This guest post documents his