I am an IT dropout and was a Software Engineer who now turned to an Audio Engineer and Music Producer in an attempt to achieve excellence in the dimensions of the Music Industry. Maybe you would like my Mixes and Production or not, but one thing I can be assured about giving more than 100% of mine to any of the products that I would be hired for.
Services that I am providing mentioned below:
- Music Production
- Sound Design
- Session Guitarist
- Acoustic Guitar Recording
- Electric Guitar Recording
- Classical Guitar Recording
- Bass Guitar Recording
- Ukelele Recording
- Vocal Tuning
- Drums Programming
- Time Alignment
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4 ReviewsEndorse Kartik Sagar
Kartik is an amazing music producer, a sophisticated person, multi instrumentalist and a multi genre musician. He has a well packed knowledge of music production. Being a multi instrumentalist he understands your musical requirements very easily and gives you exactly what you need to hear. I have been associated with him for a few projects and i realised that With kartik you can be sure that your project is in good hands. He will always be my first priority for any music production project.
Kartik is very hard working and genuine guy with a lot of knowledge He is very down to earth humble and positive guy .He is a multi instrumentalist extraordinary musician with a clear vision and of course a brilliant music producer who Knows exactly the treatment of a track according to The genre and requirement which completely justifies the output of the track He is very much competent with many producers having 15-20 yrs of experience. I am working with him on many projects and have complete faith in him.He is going great.
Kartik is a great musician and multi-instrumentalist. He is a brilliant producer and mix engineer and plays the guitar and drums as well. If you have a song you need to get recorded or mixed, contact him you won't regret it!
I have worked with Kartik on few of my songs. What struck me the most that he is such a genuine and nice guy to work with. He worked on my track and keenly listened to my ideas of the track, and he made sure that I was satisfied with the final mix. He is very warm and cooperative and skilled and passionate at the same time which is a rare combo. I will definitely work again and again with Kartik.
Interview with Kartik Sagar
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Recently, I had completed an Instrumental song for which I am very proud to work. The idea was started to build a basic melody structure and tabla groove in any of the Hindustani classical Ragas. After building the idea we had recorded the melody on Flute and the groove on Table Live. Now, my actual work was to make a contemporary song using Flute Melody as the dominating and lead instrument. So I had Produced, Arranged, Mixed, and Mastered an Alternative, Soulful Rock type of song using the Flute as a Lead instrument and layering with multiple productions of Guitar, Drums, Keys, Synths, Bass, Percussion, and all. That track was a great success for me and I believed that was one of the best tracks of mine in terms of everything.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I am working to make a deal with the distributor for my song which is going to be available on all the streaming platforms soon. Other than this, I started working on a Project to Produce, Mix, and Master a song for one of my clients.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: I get to know about the SoundBetter from the Youtube so I haven't explored other service providers must but you can choose anyone based on the work samples, budget, and the type of music that fits your requirement.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital - First, I cannot afford to have an analog setup at tet this moment and second thing is that it is portable and with the right skill set and tools you can achieve equivalent(not exactly the same) quality at a very cheap setup as compared to analog.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: Transparency in everything is my promise to my clients.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I like everything about my work, I do my work for my passion towards it. I do my work passionately with a vision to get excellence in this field.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Q: The client always How much do I charge for MIxing/Mastering/Production in the beginning? A: It will always be depended on the project and the amount of work and time required to complete any project. So the amount will always be dynamic which will vary from project to project.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Generally, people think Mix Engineer will change the song in any direction and He/She tune the vocals in the Mixing. But, I always told my client that Production and Recording define the direction of Song like how its sounds like and in which direction the song can go. The basic job of a mix engineer is to make everting sounds correct and on the right level on terms of volume and the frequency balance, rest everything depends on taste. So mix Engineer primarily makes everything sounds balanced he/she not responsible to alter the sounds/production in a completely different direction. Note: Tuning is the thing that needs to be done and charged separately.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: About their vision for their product and how you want this to sound like in the end.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: If you are coming to me as a Producer then please do have a clear vision about your song/sound/product and the Arrangement of the song needs to be sorted out before coming to a producer or If you are coming to me as a Mix or Master Engineer the do come with the reference mix for your song. Note: Reference should be chosen based on the balancing in terms of Volume, Width, and frequency spectrum you want your song should sound like.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Bass Guitar, Acoustic Drums, Djembe (I would love to take my MacBook and Soundcard too, but they won't be of no use because of no electricity :P but, still can hear electric guitar and Bass guitar sound without an external amp)
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I was a Computer Science Engineering Graduated in 2015 then I worked for Dell International Services from 2015 to 2019 and playing guitar side by side. In 2019, I dropped out of IT and start pursuing a professional diploma in Audio Engineering and Music Production. Then I started my Home Studio and start working on projects in the real world.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I am passionate about Orchestral Music, I always look the ways to incorporate Orchestral stuff in any of the genres.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I would like to work with A.R Rehman because of their amazing sensibility to blend Orchestral Music in the modern Production.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Try to achieve final sound and rough balance in the production stage of the song then only it's going to Mix better. Vision about your final product is important since from the beginning.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Indie, Indie Rock, Fusion, Soulful, Orchestral, Cinematic Rock, Contemporary Classical, Modern Jazz, Modern Blues.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Production, Mixing, Mastering, and Guitar Improvisation.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I do bring my sense of Musicality and my production, Mixing, and Mastering skills to the song.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: If anyone comes to do a song from scratch then typically First, I do record Drums then Bass then Guitars and Vocals After the recording then I start producing with other stuff and then post-process.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I do own a Home Recording and Production Studio equipped with all the facilities to Record, Produce, Mix, and Master kinds of stuff. I do own a Kali Audio LP6 Monitors, Novation Launkey Midi, Ibanez KikoSP2 Electric Guitar, Ibanez Acoustic Guitar, Line6 PODHD500X Guitar Processor, Line6 Micro Spider Amp, Yamaha Classical Guitar, Hertz Ukelele, Music man Sterling Subray4 Bass guitar, Beyerdynamic DT770 Pro headphones, SSL2+ Sound card, Focusrite Studio Bundle, SM58 Microphone, Roland V ELectric Drums Kit, Tama RhythmMate Acoustic Drums Kit, Zildjian Planet Z Cymbals Pack, Logic Pro X, Pro Tools, Melodyne, Waves, Neural DSP, SoundToys5.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Daft Punk, Steven Wilson, Guthrie Govan, A.R Rehman, Amit Trivedi, Json Miraz, Marcus Miller, Pink Floyd, John Mayor, Victor Wooten, Plini, Mick Gizouski, Andrew Scheps, David Bowie, Leonard Cohen, MuteMath, Hariharan, etc. Artists like these and their music inspired me a lot.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: The most common type f work that I do about is the Production, Mixing, Mastering, Session Guitarist and the Sound Design related works.