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Articles September - October 2023

Capturing The True Essence Of Sound New!

From Lewitt Audio's Pure Tube Microphone to Sennheiser's Profile USB Microphone, these studio microphones offer precise audio quality to the users and deliver crisp, clear sound. read more

Articles September - October 2023

Photo Feature: Studio Showcase New!

From A.R. Rahman's studio in Mumbai to composer Raag Sethi's first Dolby-compliant studio in Gujarat, PALM Expo Magazine's Studio Showcase features the latest studios in India. read more

Articles September - October 2023

Mastering The Art Of Sound With Donal Whelan New!

Whelan talks to the PALM Expo Magazine Team and discusses his foray into the world of mastering, his unique experience at the PALM Conference 2023, and more. read more

Articles September - October 2023

Nx Audio Celebrates Two Decades Of Pro Audio Journey New!

Nx Audio completes 20 years of delivering pro audio products for the Indian pro sound industry. Read about Nx Audio's journey over the last two decades. read more

Articles September - October 2023

Mumbai Studio Explores New Verticals With Genelec Monitors New!

The combination of Genelec Smart Active Monitors and digital audio interface delivered an ideal monitoring solution for BOING Recording Studios. read more

Articles September - October 2023

IRAA Awards 2023: Jury Reflections New!

Read about IRAA Jury's perspective on the bigger questions in the music industry - AI for music production, the status of mega consoles, & emerging trends in sound recording & mixing. read more

Articles September - October 2023

Gray Spark Audio Opens New Studio For Academy Students New!

PALM Expo Magazine Team talks to Ronak Runwal to explore how the newly-designed Studio D is poised to become a recording haven for the academy students. read more

Articles September - October 2023

Firdaus Studio: Building A Sonic Paradise For Recording Artists New!

The Firdaus Studio by A.R. Rahman stands as a beacon of innovation in the music production industry. PALM Expo Magazine explores the making of the musical maestro's magnus opus in the recording landscape. read more

Articles September - October 2023

Naveen Deshpande Elevates Stand-Up Comedy with Bespoke Lighting Designs New!

Naveen Deshpande, a renowned lighting designer, made heads turn through his recent collaboration with India's leading stand-up comedian, Zakir Khan, during the latter's international tour. read more

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Audient Console Chosen for New Mondosonic Studio

Varun Krrishna, music producer and composer with the new Audient ASP8024 Heritage Edition

Describing himself as a ‘recording purist’, music producer and composer Varun Krrishna is very impressed by his new Audient ASP8024 Heritage Edition. “This console is the best decision I’ve made in my career,” he says, having recently installed it in his new Mondosonic Studios in Kerala, India.

The result of five years’ hard work, Varun’s recording space is inspired by his experience in London. As a student of Advanced Music Production, he fell in love with what he calls ‘the British sound’ back in 2014. “I used to go to many studios whilst I was studying,” he explains. “I found out that even though there is a digital revolution going on, the analogue domain still has that sound that is missing in plug-ins. I know it’s subjective, but analogue has worked way better for me in my production workflows.”

So, when kitting out his new studio, the first item on his shopping list was an analogue console. “As I use very coloured analogue outboard, I wanted a clean, yet punchy sounding console with great routing options. That’s how I landed on Audient.” The ASP8024-HE with 36 channels, patchbay and DLC, was supplied by Tanseer at The Inventory.

Audient ASP8024-HE mixing console takes centre stage at Mondosonic Studios

Despite a full demo at The Bridge Studios, London – “I had a great time exploring the features; the sound was huge, wide and smooth,” he enthused – he still manages to find more to appreciate about his console as he works with it. “These preamps are phenomenal. I have many outboard preamps with different colours, but I’m more fond of using the console’s built-in preamps. It feels great when I can do things all within the range of the console.” He continues, “Activating the built-in Retro-Iron, the subtle harmonics take my mixes to another level. I am also really blown away by the low noise floor of the console.”

For Varun, recording is the most important part of production. “I spend more time recording than mixing and mastering,” he says. “Without an incredible recording, I feel songs just lose their soul. That’s why I got myself an analogue desk, so that I can get that very detailed recording in an intuitive way.” It helps that he enjoys the process, too. “I use microphones as a tool for natural EQ. By trying out various mic positions, I can get the sound I am looking for without using much EQ post recording. It’s an art of exploring and learning – and the most fun part!”

Varun utilizes the in-line architecture of the desk to start mixing while he is tracking, which helps give him an idea of how it will end up in the final stages of song production. The Dual Layer Control (DLC) is another go-to feature. “I can switch between the DAW control and analogue automation so easily and I can patch anything into the DLC.” Currently developing his own in-house record label, and a bunch of productions releasing soon – including some interesting international projects, Varun looks to the future with optimism.

Please read full story in PALM Technology March-April 2021 issue.


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