Karun Ramani

Composer & Music Producer

16 Reviews (16 Verified)
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Karun is a versatile music composer for media whose approach is rooted in the integration of diverse stylistic elements and the fusion of electronic and acoustic textures. This synthesis, coupled with his repertoire spanning jazz, rock, hip-hop, r&b, electronic, and world music, underscores his innovative and multi-stylistic sonic signature.

Formally trained in the guitar and world percussions, Karun has a graduate diploma in music performance and a master's in music composition. He has worked extensively over the last 8 years in various facets of the audiovisual industry, cultivating his artistic proficiency in the realms of media composition and record production.

Karun has scored the music for multiple short films, two full-length documentaries and two leading web series. Most notably, he has composed the music for numerous advertising and sonic branding projects working with global brands notably Nike, Fila, Genelec, Renault, Nestle and AXA.

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16 Reviews - 3 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Eli F.
    by Eli F.

    Karun is a multi-talented musical genius, he thinks outside the box and always comes up with dope tracks. He can play any type of music and has got a lot of soul and funk, especially with his guitar playing. I highly recommend!!!!!

  2. Review by Eli F.
    by Eli F.

    Awesome as always, funktastic!

  3. Review by Eli F.
    by Eli F.

    Karun throwed down some outta this world atomic funk tracks for this song, doin it P-funk style in the outer galactic stratosphere.

  4. Review by Varun M.

    Karun delivered a top product as usual! He was very involved with the project and his inputs helped elevate the record to a great level. Can't recommend enough. Looking forward to working again!

  5. Review by Eli F.
    by Eli F.

    Awesome, thanks Karun, you´re the best!!!

  6. Review by Varun M.

    Karun is supremely talented and managed to turn around a massive track from a simple brief without any revisions required at all. He’s also a wizard when it comes to writing riffs or composing tunes. Will definitely recommend him to anyone looking to take their tunes to the next level.

  7. Review by Kevin P.

    Was working with an artist and had the chorus part completed but was completely stuck until Karun came in. He did a great job cleaning up the chorus part and doing the full arrangement with the verses, pre-chorus and bridge etc. We really love the bass groove Karun layed down.

  8. Review by Kevin P.

    At times I get stuck on multiple ideas and not sure where to take things, Karun was able to clearly flesh everything out and is wonderful to work with. He was able to listen to a few ideas and examples and execute on the vision with his creativity, technical skills, and communication. He handle a big chunk of the songwriting process because of his ability to produce, arrange and extracting what you want out of a song... even at times before you know what you want.

  9. Review by Eli F.
    by Eli F.

    Awesome job, Karun is the best!!!

  10. Review by Eli F.
    by Eli F.

    Awesome job mastering my song!!!

  11. Review by Eli F.
    by Eli F.

    Karun is a multi-talented musician, producer and creative visionary. He is the best in the biz!!!

  12. Review by Eli F.
    by Eli F.

    Karun is awesome, he can play any type of music from any country and make it sound outstanding. He is the best guitar player I have ever worked with!!!

  13. Review by Jenn R.

    We loved working with Karun! He delivered on a highly complicated (and somewhat conflicted) brief in a timely fashion. He's incredibly responsive and eager to get things "just right" - a connsumate professional. Thank you for your time and effort on our project, Karun! The resulting track is even better than we dared hope.

  14. Review by Eli F.
    by Eli F.

    Not only is Karun a bad ass guitar player, he created a dope melody for my song and gave it the funk and soul I was looking for. I highly recommend!!!

  15. Review by Kevin P.

    Karun was great to work with. Responded quickly and implemented all my feedback and really moved by track along by adding some extra production work. Looking forward to working on more projects.

  16. Review by Meera
    by Meera

    I had a great experience working with Karun. He was easy to communicate with, professional and delivered terrific tracks. Thank you!

Interview with Karun Ramani

  1. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  2. A: Digital - Cuz I got no $$$$$$!

  3. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  4. A: Q: Can you increase the bass? A: No

  5. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  6. A: Do they have a clear vision in mind? Are there any references for what they want? - both sonically and musically. I'm more interested in what they have to say conceptually. I really relate to emotions or moods and if they are able to enunciate that in words - then we're good to go.

  7. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  8. A: My work ethic and versatility are two of my strongest aspects. Once I'm clear on a requirement, the workflow and communication will be smooth.

  9. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  10. A: I'd love to work with Yussef Dayes. I feel he is an exemplary drummer with a global repertoire. He is someone I would love to jam with and also record, to resample and use in a host of different settings.

  11. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  12. A: I believe that space and depth are two very key components that contribute to the sound of the track. Working with silence and developing a basic understanding of silence will always enhance and help musical elements to stand out more.

  13. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  14. A: My strongest is my skill on the Guitar. But I'm most proud of my efforts in composition and music production.

  15. Q: What's your typical work process?

  16. A: My process varies depending on the nature of the work. For production and mixing projects, I tend to fully understand the creative vision of the client first. This allows for swift workflow and smooth communication. For any instrumental recording, I can bring my own flavour to the mix or stick exactly as per the clients brief.

  17. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  18. A: I have a fully equipped setup with professional studio monitors, an Arturia Keylab 49 (which I use for most keyboard/synth and programming parts), 5 guitars - 3 electric guitars (including a hollow body Ibanez and an 8 string), 1 acoustic guitar, and 1 bass guitar. I work primarily on Logic and Ableton but I'm also well versed with Protools.

  19. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  20. A: J Dilla, D'Angelo, Anderson Paak, Daniel Caesar, Kendrick Lamar, Jorja Smith, Kali Uchis, Eric Lau, MNDSGN, Robert Glasper, Tom Misch, Jordan Rakei, Kamal Williams, Terrace Martin, Roy Hargrove, Snarky Puppy, Gabriel Garzon Montano, Solange, Anderson Paak.

  21. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  22. A: I'm the guitarist of the band 'Amrit Rao and The Madrascals' and I've played guitar on our album 'Baemani'. being a concept album with a strong narrative, we roped in professional actors and dancers and staged an hour-long musical featuring elements from all three art forms woven together.

  23. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  24. A: My second E.P, titled 'Blends Vol.1'. It features a mix of musical styles namely Indian rhythms and sounds with western harmony.

  25. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  26. A: Novelty and Quality.

  27. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  28. A: It's very emotionally liberating. It enables me to express myself in ways that words do not allow. Also, I feel music like any art form is cyclic in that we are all constantly deriving ideas and influences from each other yet presenting them differently.

  29. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  30. A: I bring character. I have a well-rounded understanding of different genres of music and can recreate them in different contexts with multiple instruments.

  31. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  32. A: get paid too much.

  33. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  34. A: Fender Stratocaster, MacBook Pro (2015 or later), Headphones, a mic, recording cables.

  35. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  36. A: I started learning the Mridangam, an Indian percussion instrument when I was eight and when I was 14, I picked up the guitar. I was awarded a scholarship to study music at the first contemporary music school in my country and went on to secure a formal education in music performance, specializing in contemporary Jazz. Since graduating, I've broadened my expertise through learning new instruments and also dabbling with beatmaking and sampling. I've performed as a guitarist with over 7 local and international acts across the country. I released my first solo E.P in 2017 titled 'After Hours' on all digital platforms and my second release is due in April 2019. This opened up many more opportunities and I've gone on to take up projects involving DJing, Mixing & Mastering and Film Scoring.

  37. Q: How would you describe your style?

  38. A: I would describe my style as somewhere between J Dilla and M.I.A. Coming from India, I have a lot of influences from South Indian folk styles but I'm also proficient with Hip Hop, Soul, and RnB. I always look to innovate and blend genres to ultimately represent many cultures through my music.

  39. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  40. A: Hip Hop, Jazz, RnB, Soul, Film Scores, Disco, Funk, Electronica, Rock, and Blues.

  41. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  42. A: Music Production, Guitar/Bass Recording, Mixing

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Terms Of Service

2-3 revisions on a project basis
3-7 days for production, programming, and mixing requirements
1-3 days for Guitar/ Bass/ Keys requirements
Additional revisions at extra costs

Gear Highlights
  • Fender Stratocaster
  • Prs SE Tremonti
  • Ibanez RG8
  • Washburn WDSB20E
  • Mridangam
  • Ableton Push 2
  • Arturia Keylab 49
  • Akai APC 40 MK2
  • Akai LPK25
  • Focal CMS 50s
  • Audient ID14
  • AKG K240 MK2
  • Sennheiser HD280 Pro
  • Macbook Pro 2015
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