Over 30 years of experience with producing and mixing music for feature films & independent artists from AR Rahman, Vishal Bhardwaj, Hariharan, Indian Ocean to Rabbi Shergill.
Recording and Mixing Engineer for stereo, 7.1 and Dolby Atmos (especially Dolby Music)
National Award for the sound design of feature film OMKARA.
Music Producer services having produced many critically acclaimed artists like Indian Ocean, Rabbi Shergill, Deepa Nair Rasiya, Pratyul Joshi.
Run my own independent music label - Asli Music
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Interview with KJ Singh
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: My first feature film soundtrack as a music producer and sound engineer - MAACHIS. And of course OMKARA. Music by Vishal Bhardwaj. Soundtrack for the film DELHI6 with music by AR Rahman, Indian Ocean's Kandisa album and Rabbi Shergill self-titled album
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Series of original fiction Audio Books stories, as producer, music composer, sound designer, recording and mixing engineer.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both. Each has its use in terms of tonality. That's why I use a hybrid system to record and mix. Two Avid 16x16 interfaces connect all my analog hardware as inserts into my DAW
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: Working till we both are happy!
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Do you think my song is any good? I try and be as candidly honest as possible, always with suggestions. How long? I say depends on the complexity of the song. So need to hear a rough mix How much? That again depends on whether its a feature film song mix or an independent singer/songwriter
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That sound engineering is about just pressing a few buttons!!
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Easy-going. Enjoying and having fun as I work!
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: If you want thicker lead vocals, use early reflections first and then send it to a reverb of your choice.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Rock, pop-rock, Indian classical, folk, devotional, world music
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I am a part of an emotional, magical process, adding my bit to the big picture
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What kind of music do they listen to, any particular sounds they like or dislike, what's the reason for doing that particular song
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Come and talk to me first. I need to know who you are before I can work on your material
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: More than 30 odd years
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Song structure, emotional, cohesive, big, warm mixes
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Musicality and emotion
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I freelance as a studio engineer. So travel to different studios. I have a home studio setup as well. Its a hybrid system with ProTools and Logic Pro.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Quincy Jones, Don Was, Eric Clapton, Sting, Mark Knofler, Bruce Springsteen, Jaco Pastorius, Robert Fripp, Rick Ruben,
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Recording, Editing, Music Production, Mixing in stereo, 5.1 or Dolby Atmos