Music mixing engineer Adrushta Deepak Pallikonda on his musical journey from Visakhapatnam to successful the Grammy

Having his roots in Visakhapatnam, music mixing engineer Adrushta Deepak Pallikonda received the sixty fourth Annual Grammy Awards for the very best new age album – 2021 alongside Stewart Copeland and Ricky Kej for Divine Tides

Having his roots in Visakhapatnam, music mixing engineer Adrushta Deepak Pallikonda received the sixty fourth Annual Grammy Awards for the very best new age album – 2021 alongside Stewart Copeland and Ricky Kej for Divine Tides

“I virtually couldn’t imagine it when the mail landed in my inbox,” says music mixing engineer Adrushta Deepak Pallikonda who received the sixty fourth Annual Grammy Awards for the very best new age album – 2021 alongside Stewart Copeland and Ricky Kej for Divine Tides.

“The deal with talked about within the electronic mail was that of AR Rahman sir’s Chennai studio the place my first Grammy award was couriered, so I used to be confused and referred to as Ricky Kej. It was a pleasant shock for me!” says Deepak on bagging his second coveted gramophone trophy after Slumdog Millionaire

Together with his roots in Visakhapatnam, Deepak’s journey from a small city to a music hub has been one among onerous work and dedication. Talking about his expertise of engaged on Divine Tides, Deepak says: “Ricky referred to as me when the pandemic had simply began saying our subsequent mission was with the rock legend Stewart Copeland! It was past my creativeness; however realizing Ricky I knew something was doable. Probably the most difficult elements of placing the album collectively was working in the course of the pandemic with lockdown guidelines in place. It was a nightmare to get issues performed!”

Deepak began studying to play the guitar when he was in school V and started his profession as a guitarist in Visakhapatnam, earlier than turning an audio engineer. “I beloved correcting musical errors by singers and musicians; and that’s how I made a mark as a musical engineer reasonably than simply being technically expert,” he says.

Deepak received his first Grammy in 2010 for the very best compilation soundtrack for visible media for Slumdog Millionaire and have become the primary from Andhra Pradesh to bag the honours. He’s additionally a recipient of a Certificates of Honour 2015 from The Recording Academy in recognition of his participation as encompass combine engineer on the Grammy award-winning recording Winds of Samsara.

Impressed by musical stalwarts Ilaiyaraaja, AR Rahman and Quincy Jones, Deepak remembers the phrases of Rahman who as soon as instructed him, “We have to encourage the listener inside 10 seconds of enjoying time. If we will’t get their consideration by then, the remainder of the music and onerous work put in is a waste.”

Deepak provides: “Every time I’m free, I preserve making an attempt new methods of processing and method; it’s like rearranging your wardrobe or home. Normally, movie music has a theme which now we have to stay to. However non-film music has fewer boundaries so long as we don’t step out of the style.”

Aside from being a full-time combine engineer, Deepak typically performs numerous string devices and does music programming out of ardour. As a musician, he performed guitar and oud for the film Raavan. Deepak additionally labored as a music composer for the movie Boss wherein the one ‘Hum Na Tode’ was an tailored observe of the favored Tamil tune ‘Appadi Podu’ composed by Vidyasagar.

Deepak is at present engaged on a few “fascinating” non-film initiatives together with an album of an American-Indian collaboration and one other mission that could be a collaboration of artistes from the UAE and India.
His recommendation for aspiring musicians: “All the time convey your ardour for music to your household; when that’s not performed, your love for music can be handled as a passion and you’ll remorse it later. By no means watch for a great time to start; seize each little alternative coming your means.” Recalling his first steps into the music business, he says: “If I had hesitated to make that one name to Naveen anna (famend flautist Naveen Kumar), I might have by no means moved from Visakhapatnam to Mumbai or met AR Rahman sir at a studio.”

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