Photoblog: Sound Engineering In India

So before my story takes me back across the pond here is a little photoblog with some of my favourite pics of shows I worked on in India as a sound engineer:

Sunburn, Mumbai, 2013

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First Stop for the RedBull Tourbus! Wilson College Mumbai, 2013

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Harley Davidson show, Mehboob Studios, Mumbai, 2013

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NH7 Festival Pune, 2013

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And in India we do this with our digital multicore!

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It has all been too much for Savio and Ram!

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Russel Peters, Bandra MMRDA ground, Mumbai, 2013

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Shaan

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India Bike Week 2013, Goa

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Modi Rally, Mumbai Racecourse – too many delay stacks to count and more than a million very patriotic Indians!

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Vandan – probably the most amazing percussion set-up I have ever seen!

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Sleeping – a common theme on Indian shows!

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Very posh wedding! Mumbai Racecourse, 2013

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Sunburn, Mumbai, Racecourse, 2013

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Nice to see Josh Wink again – bizarre reminiscing over the last time we met working on together in Cardiff some ten years back- bit of a different experience!

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Jain Cultural event

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Nicky Romero, Sunburn, Mumbai

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Not something you would see on an EDM show in UK – an offering to the gods! Complete with coconuts, incense and flowers – a baba also came and blessed the show. The show was awesome…

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Hands firmly in the air!

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Cabling up K1, Indian style!

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EVC, Ambay Valley, 2013

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Yep, they had hot air balloon rides at this festival!

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Zambhala Yoga Festival 2013, Goa

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Admiring the K1 set-up for Supersonic festival Goa, 2013.

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Love the sea of mobile phone lights – the new “lighters in the air!”

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Bandra Bandstand, Mumbai – YouTube Awards

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Setting up for EDM party in a hotel in Nashik.

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About anenglishwomaninmumbai

A writer, event production manager, sound engineer and mother, living, working and loving life in Mumbai, London and beyond.
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3 Responses to Photoblog: Sound Engineering In India

  1. How fab you were involved with all these shows!

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  2. Sohan says:

    Hey! Great pictures! I’m an audio engineer in Toronto. I’m curious how much engineering is involved in electronic music shows.

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    • Hi Sohan, a large part of getting EDM shows to sound good is persuading the DJ not to play crappy MP3s and also to keep the mixer out of the red. Give them really good onstage monitoring (including subs) as most DJs like to hear themselves really loud! MCs are another one for that and will always want more of their mic. Often this will sound terrible out front as they are loud enough already shouting all over the music so give them more in their monitors – ring out the mons really hard before a show and go for volume over quality for MCs mons – more than often as long as they think they are really, really loud then they will be happy! A lot of the engineering for EDM is pre show – good system design, alignment of subs and EQ for EDM. You can use software like Smaart to get your subs in phase with your main hangs/stacks, but remember – always use your ears as well – prediction software is very clever stuff but as there are so many factors involved your ears should always have the final say! Another thing to remember is that the sound of a big empty auditorium will be very different to when it is full of people, all jumping up and down and sweating away and as you know as air temperature and humidity changes so will sound so factor this into your calculations. During the show you can use compression and EQ to remedy crappy MP3s sounding thin and it always important to keep an eye on those levels! I would love to hear about your shows in Toronto – is there a big EDM scene there?

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