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The Recording Studio Business in India Part 2

In the previous blog of this series, we discussed how to go about sourcing funding and what things one should be looking for when trying to build a recording studio business. Today we will discuss a few other important aspects of this business mainly from the human resource point of view as well as budgeting

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Software and equipment

What equipment does an Audio Engineer starting out need to buy?

A lot of Audio Engineers who are starting out are faced with the question of what Equipment they should Invest in before enrolling for a course. Today in this blog post we will cover a list of essential equipment that budding engineers should consider investing in so that they can make the most of their

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Industry Updates

The Recording Studio Business Part 1

Starting a Professional Recording Studio? In this blog series I will share with you a few of my learnings as an Engineer and Business owner as well give you enough actionable points and lessons to get you started. In my experience, sometimes it is great to go with your gut and start a business, but

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From The Live Room

Mastering Celestial Teapot-Ellipsis

In this series of Blogs I will be walking through the Mastering Process of some of the songs that we have worked on in the recent past. This specific song has majority rock elements with some surprises thrown in between.This is what the mix looks like MIX:https://drive.google.com/a/gray-spark.com/file/d/1_qVYsNawe40TodLwoLlxl_eEtlBHA1dm/view?usp=gmail The song has some very distinctive heavy sections

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Software and equipment

5 Amazing Limiters you must try in your Mastering Chain

Limiters are the sexiest/coolest thing in a mastering chain. They are the one plugin that can have a big impact on how loud your final mixes can get. In this post, I’ll talk about a few plugins that I use in my mastering chain, which are my go-to plugins for achieving a specific sound. Let’s

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Software and equipment

7 Free Audio Plugins to Get Started

So you’ve installed your DAW and are ready to start recordings and work on mixes only to realize that you don’t have any Plugins to really work with? Today in this post I’ll show you guys some must have Free Audio Plugins for any DAW and get started working or recordings/mixes. No. 1 TDR KOTELNIKOV

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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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