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Articles March-April 2021

Step Inside the All New Mondosonic Studio

The all new Mondosonic Studio, located in Ottapalam, Kerela, is a custom Music Production Facility and Studio. With Recording Equipment, Workflows..... read more

Bishwadeep Conceptualizes Sound Design in the Box

Having spent most of his career in Song and Music Recording, Bishwadeep Dipak Chatterjee was constantly toying with the idea of getting involved in designing sound for films..... read more

Celto Acoustique

Established in 2011, CELTO Acoustique is a premium manufacturer of professional audio products for the events and install industry. Founder, owner and CEO - Arthur Felix first displayed his entrepreneurial skills at the age of 14 when he built..... read more

Acoustically OdBle

With Vijay Benegal and Mujeeb Dadarkar

Vijay Benegal and Mujeeb Dadarkar have between them more than 4 decades of extensive experience in the audio industry in India. They have done it all, from recording and mixing for ad films, to doing live sound for renowned artistes..... read more

All About Music, the Marantz Story

In conversation with Joel Sietsem and Alankara Santhana

Marantz has established a strong foundation in the industry with their High fidelity audio systems since the 1970s. Marantz designs products that have intricate detail..... read more

Acoustic and Audio System Design for Small Rooms - PART 6

By - Rahul Sarma, CEO, Menura Acoustic Labs in collaboration with Sound Wizard

We started this series with the definition of a small room, and went on to discuss wave interactions. We continued onto sound isolation, absorption and diffusion in parts 2 and 3. Parts 4 and 5 covered system design goals and finally how to optimize a system..... read more

Studio Showcase

If you had a sign above every Studio door saying ‘This studio is a Musical Instrument’ it would make such a different approach to recording.” - Brian Eno..... read more


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Veteran Sound Recordist DO Bhansali Passes Away at 95



DO Bhansali seen here with celebrated Music Director,
the Late RD Burman


Durlabhdas Odhavjibhai Bhansali, popularly known as DO Bhansali and lovingly known as Bhansali Baba among the Indian music fraternity, passed away on Monday at his hometown in Jamnagar. The veteran sound recordist was 95.

DO Bhansali worked and served the Indian music industry for almost 50 years starting from the 1940s. "While working as a sound recordist at the Famous Recording Studio in Tardeo, Mumbai, as assistant to the revered sound engineer Minoo Katrak ji, he recorded heartwarming and soulful songs such as Gaya Ja Geet Milan Ke from the 1948 movie Mela, Ishwar Satya Hai from the 1978 hit Satyam Shivam Sundaram right up to his last recording Sun Saiba Sun which was for the RK banner Ram Teri Ganga Maili."

In 2017, DO Bhansali was honoured with the IRAA (Indian Recording Arts Academy Awards) Lifetime Achievement Award for LIFETIME CONTRIBUTION TO AUDIO ENGINEERING.

Over a span of his 50 glorious years DO Bhansali had worked with the likes of O P Nayyar, Shankar Jaikishan, Madan Mohan, Kalyanji Anandji and Laxmikant Pyarelal. In his years as a sound recordist he earned glowing and rave tributes and public accolades from the veterans of the music industry such as Asha Bhosale, Ravendra Jain, Lata Mangeshkar, Bhupendra, Suresh Wadhkar, Anuradha Paudwal, Sonu Nigam and Pramod Chandorkor.

Bhansali recorded almost 13,000 songs in his vast career spanning four decades. Some of his works include, Gaaye Ja geet Milan ke (Mela), Aye Mere Pyare Watan (Kabuliwala), Pyar Kiya toh Darna kya (Mughal-E-Azam), Khwab ho tum ya (Teen Deviyan), Aa ab laut chalein (Jis Desh Mein Ganga Bheti Hai), Yeh mera prem patra padkar (Sangam), Bindiya Chamkegi (Do Raaste), Tere Mere Milan Ki yeh Raina (Abhimaan) to name a few.

On his passing Lata Mangeshkar expressed her grief, “I am saddened to hear about the demise of our industry's famous sound recordist Bhansaliji. Besides being a very good sound recordist, he was a very nice person too," she tweeted.

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