Artist with Side Effects

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Artist with Side Effects on SoundBetter

You be my story, I'll be your music!

* As a composer, I can be your songwriter!
I can write lyrics to your melody, or add a melody to your lyrics; or write music and lyrics from your inputs!

* As a producer, I bring in Indian and Western Classical to the modern day Pop!
I can arrange for Orchestral, Jazz, Blues and Pop music. Apart from that, I can add any Indian instruments to your mix. I can program MIDI for all the instruments or get them played live.
I can mix and master your tracks, or co-produce your track with you!

* As a performer, I can assist you with (Any Genre):
Vocals, Backing vocals, Choir, Piano, Electric and Acoustic Guitars, Bass, Saxes, Brass, Organ, Rhodes, String sections or Drums. Indian instruments include the Tabla, Sitar, Bansuri, Tanpura, Harmonium, etc. Instruments can be high quality MIDI or real people playing real instruments!

* Listen to our 'more samples' for other styles and genres of music that we've Composed, Produced & Mixed:
Amber: Harp & flute concerto (Binaural Mix)
Blue: Oboe concerto
Saawan: String quartet for vocals
Bhor Bhayi: Piano arrangement for vocals
Satara Amcha Gaav: Hip Hop/Indie Pop (Analogue Mastering)
Make a run for it: Indian fusion (Tube mix, Tape mastering for iTunes)
APL: EDM fusion

No matter the budget, get in touch and we'll work it out!

Tell me about your project and how I can help, through the 'Contact' button above.

72 Reviews

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  1. Review by Paul J Cecchetti
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    Always love working with this imaginative and passionate guy! His projects are always a blast!

  2. Review by TheBass&Brass Big Band
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    Kushal is a great person to work for. He has a positive vibe that is a pleasure. He always speaks his mind clearly and honestly. He is always there to reply. He treats you with great respect. Someone possessing these qualities is definately my friend. I wish him prosperity and a happy life :)!

  3. Review by Lavender Lane Production
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    Really great musician and composer. A pleasure to work with as well. I would highly recommend him if you need a score or a hip arrangement. Thanks!!

  4. Review by Paul J Cecchetti
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    Always love working with this guy!

  5. Review by Paul J Cecchetti
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    What a great experience! Fast, polite communication, interesting project, nice guy. Looking forward to many more successful collaborations! :)

  6. Review by Pat Felitti Session Piano / Keyboards
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    Always a pleasure getting to work with Kushal!

  7. Review by TheBass&Brass Big Band
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    We are happy to continue working for Kushal, he is a great communicator and respectful. We hope everything goes well with his music!

  8. Review by Pat Felitti Session Piano / Keyboards
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    Kushal was really easy to work with, communicating great instructions to what was needed. Clear and precise.
    He has great ears!!
    Can’t wait to work with him again!

  9. Review by TheBass&Brass Big Band
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    Kushal, artist with side effects, is an extremely nice professional to deal with. He was very clear, a fast communicator and patient with us. The job we agreed to do was demanding and we are glad it worked out :)

  10. Review by Kirsten Rea
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    Kushal is an amazingly talented composer and musician, and just an overall great guy. So much fun working with him on this project! I wish him the best and hope to work with him again.

  11. Review by AJ
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    Absolutely amazing

  12. Review by Shireen K.
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    He can give you the best music by considering your inputs.

  13. Review by Urvashi Kadam
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    I worked with Kushal on an elaborate project for over three months and each time he surprised us with something extraordinary. His music is soulful and he puts his heart into everything he does. He is someone you can always count on and quite literally he's always been to the rescue when things got tough. Apart from being a great musician, he's a very pleasant person to work with, always full of ideas and he goes above and beyond to get things done.
    We had a great time working together and the world needs more Kushals!!

    Keep soaring Kushal. You're gifted :)

    ~ Urvashi

  14. Review by Dr. Rohit S. Yadav
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    One of the most musically gifted people I know. His passion towards bettering the sound of music is simply contagious. Be it an impromptu jam-session, or an important project he might be working on, Kushal's dedication and wholehearted efforts to give his best will always leave you amazed and asking for more! Privileged to have worked with someone who is certainly on the paths of musical glory.

  15. Review by Kolhatkar M.
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    loving the vibe. great fusion music.
    very happy that someone is keeping Indian fusion music alive.

  16. Review by Aayushi Maheshwari
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    I have some of the best collaborations with you !
    Thanks for all your amazing inputs !

  17. Review by Hulsi Bhattar
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    Want to music what you feel ! He is your guy.
    Brilliant alchemy of work ethic and emotions.

  18. Review by Apurva Lahoti
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    It's always fun to work with him. He takes a sad song and makes it better! The entire work environment is easy and smooth. Coming back soon :)

  19. Review by Subhash Arya
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    Kushal is one of the best musical talents I have ever come across. He was a keyboardist for a brief amount of time with my band and we used to have many interesting jamming sessions together. What sets him apart from the rest is his knowledge & passion for music, especially blues. Would love to work with him again in the future.

  20. Review by Shruti Jajoo
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    Kushal is one of the best artists I have ever come across. We used to have occasional jamming sessions together and I must say, thorough knowledge about music and his passion towards it, sets him apart from the rest. He puts his heart and soul into every project and his body of work justifies that!

  21. Review by Vedang Charhate
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    "It's a great thing about being a musician; you don't stop until the day you die, you can improve. So it's a wonderful thing to do"- A guy that encapsulates this feeling, please continue to enrich our lives

  22. Review by Vidhi
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    I am always eager to hear his compositions.... His music is just as genuine as him ...
    He has immense knowledge which reflects in his work.
    Also he's fun to interact with, which gives him an edge and a certain mass appeal.

  23. Review by Sanjeevani Jain
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    Artist with the 'right' effects!

  24. Review by Mehul Sewak
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    Have seen Kushal work since long now..His dedication towards all the projects he takes up is phenomenal and is bound to deliver good results...

  25. Review by amit dharwadkar
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    this guy is super creative and flexible to ideas from other people. i hv listened to his work and he has the potential and promising future to carve out his name in the music industry.

  26. Review by Rahul R.
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    Its an amazing experience to work with him.

  27. Review by Komal Biyani
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    Truly talented personality and his work is always amazing.Had great experience with his work.Looking forward for more occasions where he can add cherry to the cake!

  28. Review by Dipika Yeshod Mendon
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    Kushal has worked with us to help create tailor fit tracks for our Mood Indigo performances . Along with his natural musicality and artistic precision he also provides inputs that help make a project better. He is definitely not one to give up and accepts challenges .He experiments with music and has always met our expectations .
    Very grateful to have had the opportunity to work with him and dance to his tracks.

  29. Review by Shruti Gupta
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    Awesome music! Great company! Awesome friend!

  30. Review by Ana
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    It is great to work with Kushal on any project of his. The kind of attention to detail, and effort, that he puts into all his work is simply astounding. You give him your time, and he’ll give you a melody!

  31. Review by Mansi
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    Kushal you are one of the best artists i ever met. Your compositions are really beautiful and touching. And needless to say you are great pianist. Best wishes for your music.. keep up the great work!

  32. Review by Kishori
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    He’s so so good! Always loved working with him! Great memories and ofcourse music ☺️

  33. Review by Anuradha
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    It is always a pleasure to work with him....his dedication and relentless attitude is inspiring!!

  34. Review by Mayur Jain
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    He's done it thrice for me! One of which was on an extremely short notice. Three perfect songs for three special occasions. Always surprises me with the final output. Highly recommended.

  35. Review by Arunima Singh
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    Kushal...!!! Having known an artist like him was a discovery I made for myself in this newer world of today's musical era. Listening to him is another wonderful thing and being with him while he is working is the most amazing thing...!!! Stay blessed!!!

  36. Review by Abhishek Tripathi
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    Great artist , awesome musician and a very humble person...best thing about kushal is he makes music from his heart...and that's why he is able to connect with thousands of people through his music...it's always great to work with him...

  37. Review by Shreya Shaha
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    I have seen Kushal working so hard for his projects be it the big or small, compromising sleep at times and yet staying calm. This is the best thing I love about him. Be it a good or a bad day he has got a perfect song for you!

  38. Review by Dr Sandeep Kate
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    Initially I crossed paths with Kushal because he happened to be the son of a friend's friend.
    We were looking for someone to help create our theme song for the Satara Hill Half Marathon 2016 edition. The initial discussions, the creative journey and the final outcome convinced me that this guy has some serious talent and ability.
    We have since worked with him again for our SHHM 2018 Official Theme video and he has done a superb job once again.
    Such a bundle of talent, energy and creativity- We look forward to working with you again !

  39. Review by Shivanshi Gupta
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    Kushal, your work is amazing. It has always been a pleasure to listen to your music and seeing your dedication and hard work in every art piece you create. You really are an amazing artist and the most humble person I have known and worked with. Looking forward to more such collaborations with you. Keep being the awesome person you are.

  40. Review by Nikhil Tilakpure
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    Amazing artist. He is best at what he does right from writing lyrics to composing music. Everytime he beats the expectations. Looking forward to associate with you more in future.

  41. Review by Disha Deshmukh
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    Box full of creativity is artist with side effects , multitalented,humble, friendly yet professional , great musician of course with highly developed skills and commendable command over his instruments and knowledge towards composition.. I was lucky to have Worked with him ,learned so much in the process and helped me widen my vision when it comes to create music. Great artist with super sense of humour !

  42. Review by Rupesh A.
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    Truly an Artist with great effects... Amazing work guy... Keep it up... Hoping to work with you more...

  43. Review by Anusha Bhatia
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    Working with Artist with Side Effefts, he brings out the best in you. I was a vocalist for one of his beautiful pieces and he mentored me and pushed me to my best. It's amazing how he has everything so sorted in his head about what exactly he wants from you.

  44. Review by Ashish K.
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    "Artist with Side Effects" this is the name by which he presents his work artistically. Be it playing piano, Production, mixing, arranging, in every aspect his brain works to his 100% efficiency and produces a much better output than before. And if at all one is not satisfied with his output, then he again starts with the entire process until you as a Customer or An artist is impressed.
    Me being an Artist, I have played with him on stage, have worked on couple of his projects and considering a Musician friend, this guy is a Genuine and a Hard working Artist which always leaves a Side Effect:)

  45. Review by Ajinkya salunkhe
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    He's helped me write a perfect song for my friend, track me, and finish it all in a single day! She loved it, I loved it and it was a perfect gift! Work with him, you wouldn't regret it!

  46. Review by Ruchi Mehta
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    I worked with Kushal for the soundtrack of our dance performance for Mood Indigo. It was amazing how well he understood our requirement and then he executed it to give us the beautiful soundtrack to which we danced. It reflected his passion for music, how good he was at what he did and overall it was great working with him!

  47. Review by Piyush Pillai
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    Great knowing and working with this talented guy and wishing him the best for the future.

  48. Review by Kamlesh Pisal
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    Got our theme song for the Satara Hill half Marathon written and composed by him. The final production had the entire crowd grooving. Extremely happy with the song!

  49. Review by Kalyani
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    I learned to really connect to music through Kushal’s compositions. Each time I listen to his music, it always seems different, new than the first time I heard it and I can picture a whole different story! The enormous amount of details he puts in his music brings the music to life and makes me want to listen to it time and again. I instantly get goosebumps. He has the power to move people by his music. His hard-work and dedication is truly commendable. It wouldn’t be an exaggeration in the slightest to call him my inspiration.

  50. Review by Soumya J.
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    It is always a treat to work with Kushal! He has composed some breathtaking tracks for the MIT cultural dance team, which no doubt played a major role in helping us win numerous competitions over the last few years. The amount of time, patience, effort and passion that he puts into his work is amazing! It's not easy to talk to dancers (who don't have a clue about how music is made) and understand what it is they want to convey. But this guy has a knack of just getting exactly we are trying to say and the end product is just remarkable. His music literally speaks for itself. Forever grateful!

  51. Review by Neha laddha
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    Kushal had made a corporate song for our company "Kindersports". We had given him a small brief and he was able to deliver exactly what we had wanted. He works very methodically and relentlessly. He has a good grasp of the requirement of the client and converts it into a great product because of his knowledge of music.

  52. Review by Rupali Rathi mohata
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    Well well well.. he helped make a perfect song for my wedding film. Extremely happy with the work. Gotta love his sound :)

  53. Review by Swarita
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    Kushal has an uncanny creative bent & an eclectic musical knowledge. Working with him has been an amazing & refreshing experience, as his ideas, methods as well as work style is unique and unconventional, but brings out the best for all parties concerned. I wish him the best for all his endeavors

  54. Review by Snigdha Upadhyaya
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    Multi-talented guy! His music touches the soul! Apart from being an extremely nice professional, he is a very hard-working, down to earth, polite and respectful man. While working, he ensures that the whole experience is magical and memorable. A great composer, pianist, producer, mixer, teacher and an amazing working partner! Looking forward to having more fun working, learning and collaborating :D

  55. Review by Jay
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    Very talented artist, strong compositions and excellent melodies. Rising talent and would highly recommend to anyone for his professional and helpful manner and quality of work!

  56. Review by Neha Sharma
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    Great guy to work with!! He would do his best to make the whole project come out excellent! will go that extra mile for you! Loved working with you for my very first composition and thanks for putting in your 200 percent!

  57. Review by Neha Sharma
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    Great guy to work with!! He would do his best to make the whole project come out excellent! will go that extra mile for you! Loved working with you for my very first composition and thanks for putting in your 200 percent!

  58. Review by Shreya Bhat
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    Such a talented man and always a fun guy to work with. Keep up the amazing work!

  59. Review by Glenn Welman
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    I have been fortunate enough to work with Kushal for a few years now, and I can not say enough about his talent. He is an exceptional piano player and composer and every time I work with him I am blown away! On top of that, he is a great guy who is always willing to go out of his way for his clients.

  60. Review by Mandar Kashikar
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    Kushal is one of the most talented and versatile musician I have interacted with. He is super creative and that shows in his music.

  61. Review by Bhagyashree
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    What a ride it was! He made an Indian classical and a jazz fusion track for my sister which crossed 100,000 views online. Highly experimental, much fun and highly recommended! Cheers!

  62. Review by Deepanshi Nagar
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    Had a great time working with Kushal.
    He's very talented, hardworking and easy to work with. He comes up with great ideas. Would definitely work with him again!

  63. Review by Shivani
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    Kushal is amazing at all genres of music. He can easily make a story come to life and it helps me re-live the memories! He is a phenomenal host who can make the toughest crowd sing along and get immersed in his music!

  64. Review by Manvi K.
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    Amazing boy! He's got insights.. is super funny. Works really hard. Got a customised song for my close friend and he did a brilliant job. Super happy with the work!
    Recommended 100%. Undervalued resource in the market, gets your hands on this now before he gets unaffordable.! Chow! Hope you guys have as fun an experience with him and his team as I did. Cheers!

  65. Review by Pranita R.
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    Kushal had composed and arranged a song for my band. He was pretty quick with the writing and helped us patiently . Definitely shredding my guitar with him again !

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    Kushal had composed and arranged a song for my band. He was pretty quick with the writing and helped us patiently . Definitely shredding my guitar with him again !

  67. Review by Manjiri Mangrulkar
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    Kushal Jaju, a truly talented artist with a wide spectrum of knowledge. Exceptionally creative and "sound" at his job. 
    You don't need to worry about your song once he's onto it. Leave it upto him and expect almost a phenomenal result! 

  68. Review by Vrushali
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    Kushal is a Great guy and good to work with. Looking forward for new collaboration.

  69. Review by RUJUTA KULKARNI
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    Always great to work with him. He comes up with new ideas and never settles for something ordinary.

  70. Review by Pranita Rathi
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    Kushal has compsed and arranged the song for my band. He was pretty quick with the writing and helped us patiently . Definitely shredding my guitar with him again !

  71. Review by Shraddha Kalani
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    Kushal had written 2 songs for me which were right out of my mind. He involves you in the song writing process making it a fun experience. Patient, polite, highly recommended.

  72. Review by Pat Felitti Session Piano / Keyboards

    Another great track with Kushal - a real pro. Patient, reliable and smart!

Interview with Artist with Side Effects

  1. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  2. A: Yamaha Piano, Audio technica headphones, Fabfilter Fx Bundle, and many instruments from guitar to ukulele, harmonica, Gibson melody maker special, Java modded Strat copy, Kramer striker fr422sm, Fender f1000ce acoustic. Pedals include: Tech21 rk5, Boss ds1, Boss dd3, TC electronic spark boost, TC electronic afterglow, Nux compressor, Dunlop was and an Ibanez TSA 15h head with TSA 112c Cabinet.

  3. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  4. A: One's got its beautiful limitations, one's got its extremes. Both :)

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

  6. A: The Game of thrones theme recreation. It goes from an orchestral sound to Latin jazz improv section and back to orchestral. With over 200 tracks, it was fun to arrange and produce.

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

  8. A: My next album. It's old school jazz and maybe collaborating with a lot of people here

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

  10. A: Glenn Welman, Idan Altman, Pat Felitti, Paul Cecchetti, Sefi Carmel, Robert L Smith, Issac

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

  12. A: I'll keep revising until you're happy

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

  14. A: I get to be a part of people's life and their mind!

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

  16. A: Where are you based? India :)

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

  18. A: I'm not a multi instrumentalist. I've got a team of people who help me out at various points in the entire production process.

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

  20. A: What's the vision for the song, what was their inspiration to write it.

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

  22. A: Feel free to talk. Be binary. Either you like it, or you don't.

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

  24. A: My Yamaha Piano, my lyrics sheets, my DAW and M70X

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

  26. A: I was a professional basketball player until high school. Sports injury later turned me towards music and since then there's no looking back. I had my training in Piano, orchestral writing, jazz, and eventually classical Rock. I cleared my auditions at the Abbey Road institutes and have worked with lots of professionals around the world.

  27. Q: How would you describe your style?

  28. A: Free flowing. Can adjust my work process to make my client comfortable.

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

  30. A: Jacob Collier! And, why not?

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

  32. A: Lesser is better

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

  34. A: Mostly Jazz and pop. Although, I really like working with orchestral instruments.

  35. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  36. A: Listening

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

  38. A: Indian classical's knowledge to the modern day pop, jazz, orchestral production

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

  40. A: Listening carefully and delivering accordingly! I mostly end up doing little extra production if required, or mute certain parts while mixing. Have had a positive response for it.

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

  42. A: Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, The Beatles, and anyone who is passionate about their work!

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

  44. A: It can range from just playing a piano to full scale production, mixing and songwriter's gig as well.

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Game of thrones orchestral jazz interpretation for Piano and violin

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We provide a full production package with all the live instruments. Production is based on constant approvals from the client with two extra revisions for the mix included. Rush services cost extra.

GenresSounds Like
  • Frank Sinatra
  • John Williams
  • Duke Ellington
Gear Highlights
  • Yamaha Piano
  • Fabfilter pro bundle
  • Universal Apollo
  • Gibson melody maker special
  • Java modded Strat copy
  • Kramer striker fr422sm
  • Fender f1000ce acoustic
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