Artist With Side Effects

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101 Reviews (8 Verified)
Artist With Side Effects on SoundBetter

You be my story, I'll be your music! Custom made console, top shelf hardware and their plugin counterparts. Mixes and productions range from $300-$3000 depending on the needs. No limit on number of revisions, sometimes even after delivery is complete.

* 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)

* Mixes range from $300-$2000. Unlimited revisions in any budget range until complete client's satisfaction! You can even customize your mix to be completely Analogue, Hybrid or ITB. Alternate mixes included.
Atmos mixes: Stereo mix package + $200.

* Productions involve anything from a small YouTube cover, demo reproduction to a full blown song worthy of international release!
Beat production range from $600-$3000 (mix and alternate mixes included)
Musicians available for almost every instrument from strings, brass to big band, Rock and acoustic.

*Politeness and kindness discounts apply. Extra revision if you have a pet and share their photos ^_^

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

Send me an email through 'Contact' button above and I'll get back to you asap.

101 Reviews - 1 Repeat Client

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  1. Review by Thomas Juth
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    It a real pleasure working with Kushal, and looking forward to doing it again:) Was really impressed with the quality of the project as well!

  2. Review by Ismael G.
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    Kushal enjoyed being immersed in the project from the very beginning, and that is why he took part in the mixing of my EP. We talked a lot about how I wanted to sound, he listened all the time, and finally, he helped me to build the vision of my music.

    Kushal is super accessible and kind, he is definitely a Deep Soul.

  3. Review by Ismael G.
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    I wanted a 'vintage' vibe to my album. Kushal managed to introduce a movement into my track and made it 3D. Would definitely come back more for analogue mixing.
    He also gave me a pet discount :)
    Highly recommended!

  4. Review by Ismael G.
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    Another tape mix with Kushal. My vocals sound smooth, and the orchestra sounds huge. Wanted a 'Nina Simone' sound, and got it well :)
    Thank you!

  5. Review by Ismael G.
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    Last song on the album called for a 'Retro futuristic' vibe. Kushal used different compressors for different sections of the song. My songs now tell a story!
    Will be working with him again!

  6. Review by Ismael G.
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    I waited 4 months for Kushal to finish building his gear that he promised would make my productions bigger, wider, and deeper! Glad I waited. Will be coming back for more :)
    Thank you!

  7. Review by Chris Brown
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    Kushal was a joy to work with. Thanks so much!

  8. Review by Ismael G.
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    During this production, Kushal has provided a new and interesting viewpoint for my song. He showed me multiple options during the production and made me a part of the process, which I believe, is crucial when you are making music in your particular way. Also, he finds a way to resonate with the song, to be part of the message, that makes things easier when the song is not straightforward. Kushal is a creative and experienced musician and an incredible person. Thank you Kushal.

  9. Review by Ismael
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    Kushal goes out of the box all the time, he is very enthusiastic about creating new and original music. He is awake and listens in order to raise a song to a fair stage. He plays piano incredibly well. I would love to keep producing music with him and his team. Thank you, Kushal.

  10. Review by Chris Brown
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    Kushal was a pleasure to work with and a true professional. Many thanks!

  11. Review by Luis L.
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    I absolutely loved working with Kushal! He's a fast worker and very communicative! I wish him all the best!

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

  13. 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 :)!

  14. 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!!

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

  16. 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! :)

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

  18. 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!

  19. 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!

  20. 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 :)

Interview with Artist With Side Effects

  1. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  2. A: A lot of custom built gear and console, Yamaha Piano, Cranborne 500 R8 audio interface cum summing mixer, 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: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

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

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

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

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

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

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

  12. 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.

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

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

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

  16. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  26. 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.

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

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

  29. Q: How would you describe your style?

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

  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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GenresSounds Like
  • Frank Sinatra
  • John Williams
  • Duke Ellington
Gear Highlights
  • Yamaha Piano
  • Tape Machine
  • Michaelangelo
  • Pollock
  • Collins
  • On The Moon
  • Cranborne 500 R8 interface/summing mixer
  • Fabfilter pro bundle
  • Gibson melody maker special
  • Java modded Strat copy
  • Kramer striker fr422sm
  • Fender f1000ce acoustic
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