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Meri kahaani, meri zubaani.

To those of you who have pushed me, thank you. Without you i wouldn't have fallen. To those of you who laughed at me, thank you. Without you i wouldn't have cried. To those of you who just couldn't…
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Paddy Fields provides musical folks a classical focus

The major season for live musical events has commenced with promotions in full swing for now established events that have been building their successes, through the years, in not only showcasing…
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Musical nostalgia never had it so good!

Retro is alive and how with the continuing success of music label Saregama’s portable digital audio player, called ‘Carvaan’, which contains built-in stereo speakers and arrives with a…
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Independent music gains global freedom

Independent - or indie – music has always existed but, it was with the onset of the digital space, that it has finally become the flavour of the decade. Further validation, if required, is that…
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Think Global. Buy Local.

You can buy original music software (DAW, plug-ins, sample libraries, upgrades) online from international stores and also through their authorised India exclusive dealer in India…
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Mental health for creativity…

No, this is not another guru gyaan... Or some self help write-up. It is a pre-cursor to something interesting coming up on the #SAundCheck blog. And contributions here will be from several "seasoned"…
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Music Composition / Production for Video

Hello !! This piece and it's accompanying video discusses the process of composition/production mainly for video (films, ads, songs). It is a general overview of this process, mainly highlighting my…
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Why the name “Sudeep”?

WHAT'S IN A NAME? Well... a Philosophy! SUDEEP is neither a name of a person in our organisation, nor in the family of the founders! Then what does "Sudeep" stand for? "Deep" is a Hindi word…
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GST FAQs

GST for musicians and sound professionals : Q&A part 2

Thank you for sending questions on GST for further clarification. I have tried my best to answer these. You can first go through the Overview on GST as well as FAQs in part 1. You can also watch the…
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RME FireFace UCX Review

A small yet powerful package from RME featuring a decent number of Digital and Analog I/Os with two Microphone Preamps. Yes, it is the Fireface UCX. I have been using this audio interface ever since…
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Keep your dongles safe. Always.

For any musician or sound engineer, the "key" to operate a licensed and legal software in many cases is the small little USB key referred to as a dongle. To avoid any minds to waver further, let us…
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FAQs

GST for musicians and sound professionals : Q&A part 1

The Goods and Services Tax in India is a landmark change in the indirect taxation system, aimed to simplify doing business across all sectors and across our country. The GST Council is listening to…
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Overview on GST Act for music and sound professionals

What is GST? Goods and Services Tax (GST) is a multi-stage tax levied on every value addition at each stage, and the chain will finally end when such goods or services are consumed by an end-user…
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Sound engineering skills grow with each project…

There is nothing against schools of audio engineering being written here. Infact, their existence is very much needed. It’s a different story that the quality of courses being offered by some…
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To Rent or To Buy a property for your studio? A financial take.

You want to set up your own studio. But cannot decide whether to buy or rent a property? Read on and then make a “sound” decision. Numbers speak for themselves just like your meters indicate. And…
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Use of Direct Injection (DI) box

DI (DIRECT INJECTION) BOX It takes unbalanced inputs, and coverts them to a balanced output. In addition to this, many DI boxes offer the ability to take an instrument level input (such as a guitar…
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The Rebirth of Analog

‘Analog Sound’ is natural sound, just as we hear each other, sounds from our surroundings etc. Analog sound is not processed by any binary codes, unlike digital sound. Even in the digital domain,…
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Tough to take the plunge… Tougher to stay afloat.

In a country like ours, if someone creates a new way of doing things and succeeds, then many others will start emulating that "formula" blindly, and eventually spoil the system! Remember the NBFCs…
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