Vikramjit Banerjee

Guitarist and mix engineer

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I am a guitar player and producer-engineer with 40 years experience in the music biz,I have 15 albums with my band Krosswindz and have worked in TV and Film for decades.I can provide pristine guitar and bass parts for your songs and mix and master it with top industry tools.I am a multi-instrumentalist and play exotic Indian Instruments too.

I can provide guitar and bass tracks of international quality played to perfection with my collection of over 30 vintage and modern guitars to choose from. Plus you have access to my studio and outboard gear with Chandler Roland, Marshall ,Line6, Positive Grid,Behringer Boss and other select gear tailored to grab the best sound possible.I will perform, mix and master your songs for the best possible reproduction over all platforms.

Contact me through the green button above and let's get to work.

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11 Reviews

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  1. Review by David Dykstra
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    I've known and worked on-and-off with Tuki for some 15 years and can highly recommend him. As a gigging keyboardist from San Francisco myself, I sought him out during a period of my often being in Kolkata. Ever since our first meeting (which included our being interviewed by the local paper), anytime I'm in town we make a point to get together, whether to do some studio work, play gigs, or just enjoy a good, creative jam. Always a musical joy! Call him! :))

  2. Review by Antony
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    I've known Vikram for about 6 to 7 years in Calcutta during late 80s to mid 90s . We have done quite a number of Studio Recordings together and his contributions as arranger and guitars has always been outstanding in the Highest Standards !!

    Wish Best of All Blessings in every move in music and life.

  3. Review by Ephrem Isaacs
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    It was about four decades ago that I recorded tuki's first guitar demo at studio vibrations Calcutta. While working on his Band Krosswindz' debut bengali album I could vividly sense his abilities as a proficient guitarist cum composer. Eventually I had the privilege to record umpteen songs in various languages for which his stamp as a superb guitarist was so evident. I should say that tuki's close association and interaction with khasi and gospel singers from Shillong and Nagaland and folk singers from Meghalaya really helped him improve his skills as a composer, arranger and programmer and t

  4. Review by Sujit Sinha
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    An accomplished Guitar player in all respects, Vikramjit has been one of the torch bearers big the Indian Rock scene for morevthat past three decades. He has also collaborated at International level and is equally good in both live and studio sessions. I strongly recommend Tuki for bringing all your music to the next level ! He will do this with his overall playing, composing and producing abilities acquired through his wonderful experience in these fields.

  5. Review by Angeline Gullo
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    When you love what you do, you never work a day. Vikramjit epitomizes this concept in his passion for Music. He has put in his time and established firm foundation in the industry. And his authentic music reflects this. He has proven himself to be an ascended master who helps others find their authentic selves through Music as well. Highly recommend.💜

  6. Review by John Eagan
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    One of the finest guitarists in the world today, and a wonderful human being. What more can be said?

  7. Review by Ron Nicaud
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    Tuki is a guitar master and multi talented musician and artist.

  8. Review by Albert T.
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    He plays his music from his heart and the notes just flows to his fingers on the fret board! Amazing musician, and I would recommend him as I have watched and heard him play close quarters.

  9. Review by Chandrani Banerjee
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    Vikramjit is one of the finest guitar players on this planet, it's a pleasure and honour to work with him, he has delivered the most beautiful guitar tracks and mixed and mastered songs for me for more than two decades, I highly recommend him for any musical needs that you may have.

  10. Review by Sujoy Chowdhury
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    I personally know Vikramjit for a long time and seen him perform with his band krosswindz on numerous occassions live , he is an amazing guitarist and musician with many originals, an unassuming and great human being and to sum it up a rare talent

  11. Review by Jimmy Tangree
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    Amazing Musician and a fantastic singer..he along with his group CrossWinds Totally Rock.. Highly Recommended

Interview with Vikramjit Banerjee

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

  2. A: I worked on the filmscore as Music Director and sole composer for cult Indian Film Kolkatar King I am really proud of it as I composed all 7 songs played all instruments and mixed and mastered them along with the background music score which runs right through the film for 2 plus hours.

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

  4. A: I am working on fretless Banjo parts for a client in California,he needs 6 different variations of a pattern as well as a solo.

  5. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  6. A: RJ Ronquilo is a great guitar player,I recommend him highly.

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: Both, because they are tools and complement each other,it's a horse's for courses situation,a dirty Rolling stones vibe track would benefit from analog tape recording where as a Lana Del Ray or Billie Eilish type track would benefit from a digital recording.

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

  10. A: My promise is that I will be able to bring a touch of three dimensional depth to their songs and I always over deliver because I always provide alternate takes with different tones and styles and bonus tracks to go along with the original take for no additional fee.

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

  12. A: I really like the fact that I can execute and realise the dreams of so many people from around the world and make them happy with my touch all the while not leaving the confines of my home studio,it's very gratifying indeed.

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

  14. A: Most asked questions is how free are you and how quickly can you complete the project and my answer is I can complete immediately

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

  16. A: The biggest misconception people have of me is that being an Asian musician I won't be able to execute western sounding arrangements.

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

  18. A: I often ask if the song has a particular sentiment attached to it if not evident from lyrics,I also ask them what kind of texture do they want tone wise-modern/vintage/80's etc also if they want any bonus embellishments like harmonics,muted passages,palm mutes,slap harmonics ala Eric Johnson/Larry Coryell,also I ask if they want me to mimic any particular guitar playing style like say for example David Gilmour.

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

  20. A: My advice would be to provide a very detailed synopsis of the song,include inner meanings of lyrics if any,the BPM of course and if possible a chord chart.

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

  22. A: I would take my Eric Johnson signature series Fender strat,my BK Butler Tube Driver pedal,My ovation acoustic guitar,Tascam interface and laptop

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

  24. A: I have been an active musician for 40 years,I started at age four and now I have 15 albums and innumerable singles under my belt,3 Grassroots Grammy nominations and have toured almost every continent on this planet.

  25. Q: How would you describe your style?

  26. A: I would describe my style as Ambient/Rock/fusion

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

  28. A: I would love to work with James Taylor because I feel his song's are like sonic paintings waiting for colour to be splashed tastefully across the canvas to make a truly epic masterpiece.His music is so inspiring that it propels me to pickup the guitar and jam along adding ambient and tasty licks along the way.

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

  30. A: One tip would be to record the same guitar part twice and run one take through a real tape deck and then print the tape recorded part back into the project and pan the digital signal left and the tape signal right to get a huge panorama of sounds, sometimes I don't pan but use blends of the two tracks-digital and tape to get some character in the mix

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

  32. A: I usually work on Rock/Pop and Singer Songwriter material embellishing them to add more depth and character with my secret sauce.

  33. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  34. A: My strongest skill is to bring a 360 degree type three dimensional depth to a song by the use of techniques that I have mastered over the last 40 years of my career

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

  36. A: I bring my vast experience of 40 years of playing and exquisite touch and feel to the song,I believe that it's all about touch tone and feel, without this no player can stand out.

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

  38. A: I set up project tempo as provided by the client and import all files into my DAW and call up one of my templates for a streamlined workflow.i have sends setup to access my hardware rack of gear as well as plugins.i listen to the provided track and lay down several takes sometimes numbering a 100 passes till I feel like I have nailed what my client requested for,u often comp between the best takes to create the best passage.i render the files at full bit depth and send them across immediately to the client.

  39. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  40. A: I have a collection of 30 guitars,4 amplifiers,4 cabs, innumerable pedals and the rarest of them is the BK Butler Tube Driver given to me by Eric Johnson himself,I have a rack of outboard gear and a stash of condenser and dynamic mics by Akg and Shure.Tube Preamp's by Chandler and Personus,compressors and eq's by various brands like Roland Boss Behringer etc.i record with the Reaper DAW and have a ton of plugins from Izotope,Eventide,Waves,IK Multimedia,BX digital,Soundtoys, etc I can record at any bit depth that you may require.I can Reamp files via my interface or add external modulation effects from Roland and Boss gear that I own or use the plethora of plugins that I own.

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

  42. A: I love Michael Landau,Steve Lukhather,Al Di Meola, Robben Ford,Earl Klugh,Eric Johnson,John McLaughlin,Lee Ritenour, David Gilmour etc

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

  44. A: Session electric guitar solos, rhythm guitar parts,muted guitar lines,slap harmonics and harp harmonics,acoustic guitar chordal accompaniment and arpeggios and solos,nylon string fingerstyle parts,fretless Banjo and ukulele parts

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

  46. A: I worked on the filmscore as Music Director and sole composer for cult Indian Film Kolkatar King I am really proud of it as I composed all 7 songs played all instruments and mixed and mastered them along with the background music score which runs right through the film for 2 plus hours.

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

  48. A: I am working on fretless Banjo parts for a client in California,he needs 6 different variations of a pattern as well as a solo.

  49. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  50. A: RJ Ronquilo is a great guitar player,I recommend him highly.

  51. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  52. A: Both, because they are tools and complement each other,it's a horse's for courses situation,a dirty Rolling stones vibe track would benefit from analog tape recording where as a Lana Del Ray or Billie Eilish type track would benefit from a digital recording.

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

  54. A: My promise is that I will be able to bring a touch of three dimensional depth to their songs and I always over deliver because I always provide alternate takes with different tones and styles and bonus tracks to go along with the original take for no additional fee.

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

  56. A: I really like the fact that I can execute and realise the dreams of so many people from around the world and make them happy with my touch all the while not leaving the confines of my home studio,it's very gratifying indeed.

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

  58. A: Most asked questions is how free are you and how quickly can you complete the project and my answer is I can complete immediately

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

  60. A: The biggest misconception people have of me is that being an Asian musician I won't be able to execute western sounding arrangements.

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

  62. A: I often ask if the song has a particular sentiment attached to it if not evident from lyrics,I also ask them what kind of texture do they want tone wise-modern/vintage/80's etc also if they want any bonus embellishments like harmonics,muted passages,palm mutes,slap harmonics ala Eric Johnson/Larry Coryell,also I ask if they want me to mimic any particular guitar playing style like say for example David Gilmour.

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

  64. A: My advice would be to provide a very detailed synopsis of the song,include inner meanings of lyrics if any,the BPM of course and if possible a chord chart.

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

  66. A: I would take my Eric Johnson signature series Fender strat,my BK Butler Tube Driver pedal,My ovation acoustic guitar,Tascam interface and laptop

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

  68. A: I have been an active musician for 40 years,I started at age four and now I have 15 albums and innumerable singles under my belt,3 Grassroots Grammy nominations and have toured almost every continent on this planet.

  69. Q: How would you describe your style?

  70. A: I would describe my style as Ambient/Rock/fusion

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

  72. A: I would love to work with James Taylor because I feel his song's are like sonic paintings waiting for colour to be splashed tastefully across the canvas to make a truly epic masterpiece.His music is so inspiring that it propels me to pickup the guitar and jam along adding ambient and tasty licks along the way.

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

  74. A: One tip would be to record the same guitar part twice and run one take through a real tape deck and then print the tape recorded part back into the project and pan the digital signal left and the tape signal right to get a huge panorama of sounds, sometimes I don't pan but use blends of the two tracks-digital and tape to get some character in the mix

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

  76. A: I usually work on Rock/Pop and Singer Songwriter material embellishing them to add more depth and character with my secret sauce.

  77. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  78. A: My strongest skill is to bring a 360 degree type three dimensional depth to a song by the use of techniques that I have mastered over the last 40 years of my career

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

  80. A: I bring my vast experience of 40 years of playing and exquisite touch and feel to the song,I believe that it's all about touch tone and feel, without this no player can stand out.

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

  82. A: I set up project tempo as provided by the client and import all files into my DAW and call up one of my templates for a streamlined workflow.i have sends setup to access my hardware rack of gear as well as plugins.i listen to the provided track and lay down several takes sometimes numbering a 100 passes till I feel like I have nailed what my client requested for,u often comp between the best takes to create the best passage.i render the files at full bit depth and send them across immediately to the client.

  83. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  84. A: I have a collection of 30 guitars,4 amplifiers,4 cabs, innumerable pedals and the rarest of them is the BK Butler Tube Driver given to me by Eric Johnson himself,I have a rack of outboard gear and a stash of condenser and dynamic mics by Akg and Shure.Tube Preamp's by Chandler and Personus,compressors and eq's by various brands like Roland Boss Behringer etc.i record with the Reaper DAW and have a ton of plugins from Izotope,Eventide,Waves,IK Multimedia,BX digital,Soundtoys, etc I can record at any bit depth that you may require.I can Reamp files via my interface or add external modulation effects from Roland and Boss gear that I own or use the plethora of plugins that I own.

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

  86. A: I love Michael Landau,Steve Lukhather,Al Di Meola, Robben Ford,Earl Klugh,Eric Johnson,John McLaughlin,Lee Ritenour, David Gilmour etc

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

  88. A: Session electric guitar solos, rhythm guitar parts,muted guitar lines,slap harmonics and harp harmonics,acoustic guitar chordal accompaniment and arpeggios and solos,nylon string fingerstyle parts,fretless Banjo and ukulele parts

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