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Industry Updates

Artist Releases during the COVID-19 Lockdown

Rolling into Month 5 of the Lockdown in India and we can see a ton of musicians taking this pause to release even more of their music. At a time when resources are limited, income has practically come to a standstill, musicians have still come through, recorded and released their tracks. And for that, we

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Monitors
Software and equipment

Best Budget Monitors 2020

I personally believe that purchasing or deciding to go with a specific piece of equipment is a very personal choice and depends on the taste and sensibilities of the person buying them. Every engineer at some point in time is faced with this question of, whether I should buy monitors or if I should work

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AB Testing
Tutorials / Masterclass

How to find and correctly test and reference two sources using A|B Assist

Comparing and deciding between two options or versions of processing is an integral part of the Mastering and Mixing workflow. How often do you find yourself at a point where you have two different signal chains lined up but you can’t decide between which one of the two compressors on your master buss sound good

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Mastering Chain
Industry Updates

What’s an Ideal Mastering Chain? My Mastering Chain

A Mastering Chain is a set of linear processing done to a track in the mastering stage. These Audio Processing Units can vary from EQ to Compression to even reverb. Today, in this blog post I will talk to you about what a Mastering Chain should have and what I personally use in my Mastering

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Industry Updates

5 Ways to win over clients

“How do I get more clients? “, “How do I build more clientele working as an engineer?” I get asked this question a lot, as a Studio Owner/Manager and as an Engineer starting out, so I thought I would share some knowledge from my experience of working with and building new clientele over the years.

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Industry Updates

FAQs about Sound Engineering Courses in Pune

As a course coordinator, over the last few years, I’ve encountered a number of questions and queries that people have about getting into this field. Today as a part of this blog post I will try to answer some of the questions that people have asked me personally and some questions taken from the internet.

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Sound Engineer
Industry Updates

Gray Spark Faculty Interview of Nitin (Studio Engineer)

No. 1 When did you know that you’re going to become an Audio Engineer? Very early in school, 11th Std! No. 2 Tell us a bit about your journey? I started playing keys at the age of 5. My interest slowly shifted to production shortly after that. Then through programming and production came the discovery

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Recording Studio
Industry Updates

Faculty Interview – Ronak Runwal (Studio Engineer)

No. 1 When did you know that you’re going to become an Audio Engineer? Tell us a bit about your journey? Like most other engineers on our Faculty, I also started out as a Musician. At the time, I wanted to record some of our music, but Pune had only 2-3 studios, and the good

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Documentary
Industry Updates

Amazing Music Documentaries to catch up on!

This new year ditch whatever show you’re binging and spend some time watching these amazing music documentaries about the Recording and the Music Industry. These Music documentaries will not only give you a lot of knowledge but also inspire you to look and learn beyond what you know. Discover how some of these legendary albums

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