My goal as a composer, producer & media creator is to bring our my client's authentic expression. Having worked on films and records ranging from ambient, electro-pop to punk-rock, I strive to be a catalyst to the vision bringing versatility and elegance to the table every time. I aim to solve client needs end to end and I optimise for efficiency!
Film scoring: Guitar based soundscapes, hybrid tonality, immersive musicality.
Looking to work on deep, inspiring and challenging film projects that push the envelope of story telling.
Watch my latest published work: https://www.thesoundswithin.com/post/token-short-film-drama
Multi Genre Music Production: All things alternative - pop, rock, metal, electronic, world and beyond.
I am looking to work on innovative new music with a strong vision.
Listen to some of my latest productions here: http://www.thesoundswithin.com/koda
Post Production: Editing, Mixing, Mastering.
One stop solution to add finishing touches to your track, EP or album.
Looking to make reanimations of your existing music!
I can help you with multi-media solutions to go with your music, just talk to me when discussing your project!
Eg: Graphics, Video, Design etc.
More details on my website or email me!
Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.
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I hired Koda for mixing and mastering a song of mine and I can only say that he did a mind-blowing job. Koda understood exactly what I was looking for and made my vision come to life. I know that I am very stubborn and push until my music sounds exactly like I want it to. Koda was very patient with me and I am so happy with the results, the song is warm and full of textures exactly like I wanted. Thank you Koda! Looking forward to more collaboration with you
Interview with Koda
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: www.loopland11.com www.thesoundswithin.com
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Yes! https://soundbetter.com/profiles/188431-morgane-matteuzzi https://soundbetter.com/profiles/219720-etienne-pelosoff
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital - the technology is far more powerful and accessible these days! Plus, it keeps the costs more reasonable ;)
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Everything! Well...almost :)
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What is the project worth to them? What are their motivations and metrics for determining the validity of creative decisions... Learn more here: https://www.notion.so/akhilkodamanchili/What-does-a-producer-do-cce261c56fc44894bdeb183c68bdb5c0
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: 6 years professionally and counting! Learn more here: https://www.notion.so/akhilkodamanchili/Akhil-Kodamanchili-c07d96fe028a4dc090de96a3bf21e4b7
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Diverse, Polarising, Unique
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Emotional, Experimental, Intense.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Depth & direction - I am often digging into every detail from lyrics to sound design.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Here's a whole article I wrote about this: https://www.notion.so/akhilkodamanchili/What-does-a-producer-do-cce261c56fc44894bdeb183c68bdb5c0
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Ableton + SSL Native + Slate Bundle + Sound Toys + NI Komplete + a pretty fun range of soft synths I am very comfortable with. I am comfortable working with Ableton both as a traditional DAW as well as pushing its unique workflow possibilities to yield a wide range of outputs consistently. My interface is an RME Fireface UCX and I monitor through IK Multimedia iLoud MTM + ATH M50.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: 1. Mike Shinoda 2. Steven Wilson 3. Mr. Bill 4. BT 5. Paul Meany
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: 1. Film scoring - specially using guitar based soundscapes. 2. Music Production - taking a song or musical idea and fleshing it out into a finished product. 3. Music Post Production - Editing/Mixing/Mastering. 4. Remixes/Reanimations of existing music. 5. BONUS: Visual Arts - Graphic Design, Art direction, Video Production (usually for EP & Album packages).
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That one needs to have a fancy studio to get great output!
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Feel free to be candid about what you're sure of and what you're maybe open to interpretation about you project.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My macbook pro, ipad, interface (+headphones), my midi pickup loaded electric guitar and my camera!
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Definitely Mike Shinoda & Steven Wilson top this - I find my style and approach to be somewhere in the median of these two heavy weights of versatile music and art creators!
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Having great templates or effect-racks/signal chains allows one to get to the creativity way faster!
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Understanding a client's vision. Brainstorming add-ons and improvements. Agile workflow with multi-media