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How to Practice your Recording and Mixing Skills

If someone asks me THE one tip/trick that I would recommend to get better at Recording & Mixing Skills, my answer would be: “PRACTICE”. Yes, we all have heard it, but yet some of you out there find it hard to get down to actually practicing your recording and mixing skills.Today let’s talk about some

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Software and equipment

Guide to Audio Cables

In this blog, let’s breakdown the most important and most overlooked piece of gear in a recording studio: Cables. Broadly speaking Cables are divided into two forms1. Analog 2. Digital Analog Cables are cables that carry an analog signal, i.e voltage whereas digital signals work by transmitting a series of information in 1s and 0s

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Audio engineer
Industry Updates

How to succeed as a Freelance Sound Engineer – 5 Expert Tips

This blog is going to be a bit different, today I I will address the question “How do we build a successful career in sound?” Being around students and interacting with aspiring engineers from various academic institutions, I’ve realized that students struggle to find work in the Indian Media Market. In this blog I will

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Electric Guitar
Software and equipment

Finding the Right Guitar Sound in the Studio

Finding the right guitar sound inside the studio seems like a difficult sound for a lot of engineers and musicians. Which is why I thought through this blog post I could explain how I go about designing a guitar tone and which factors go into building a good guitar sound. Let’s break these down into

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Vocal recording
Tutorials / Masterclass

5 Tips to Mixing Vocals

Today let’s talk about mixing vocals. For most styles Vocals are up front and center, the one instrument that holds the most important in the song.So then arises the question of how do we mix something that’s sitting on top of everything but still interacting with the song?Making a voice fit the rest of the

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Tutorials / Masterclass

Step by Step Guide to Recording Demos:

Before musicians come in to record at the studio, we often sit down for an initial meeting to discuss the conceptual idea that they have in mind. When it comes to music, more often than not, it is hard for a musician to verbally express sonic concepts. What we do at this stage is ask for demos that they might have of their songs. In my previous blogs, I have underscored the importance of having demos of your songs ready before hitting the studio, and in this blog we help you understand why.

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Software and equipment

5 Things You Need to Build your First Home Studio

Ever since I’ve delved in the acoustic consultancy sphere, Many clients have asked me about the steps involved to build their first home studio setup. I have been in the studio business for over 10 years now and have built 9 studios of various size from scratch. Because of this, I’ve developed a good understanding of how studios and the studio business works.
Today in this blog I will break down the 5 building blocks that you need to set up your first studio. We will go through each of them in detail and understand the importance of each of these

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Recording Artist
From The Live Room

From the Live Room: Piyush Bhisekar

At Gray Spark Audio Academy, we have always underscored the value of hands on training. As a part of their academic year, students get to assist on multiple projects. This really helps the students because they can apply what they’ve learnt on actual projects. As a part of this new blog series, we have documented

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Tutorials / Masterclass

5 Tips to Help You Start Making Great Mixes

Every time we start with the module on mixing, our faculty is asked multiple questions about the mixing process.The most frequently asked question is how should one improve their mixing technique so that they can start putting out mixes that sound great. Even though students understand how to EQ and compress sounds, they can’t seem

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Recording Techniques
Students Speak

The Academy Experience: Tushar Verma

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

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