Music Without Live Instruments

Published: 09th December 2014 06:05 AM  |   Last Updated: 09th December 2014 06:05 AM   |  A+A-


HYDERABAD: Have you ever tried your hand at composition? What did you do with it? If it’s still lying in your store, it’s time to make it live like Nalinikanth Josyabhatla did in 2008 and reunited himself with music, his passion which he once had to part away with. In association with Hyderabad Western Music Foundation, he is on a quest to inform more and more people about it by conducting workshop, which was held during the weekend. “The participants included music lovers from the city from the age group of 10 to 55 who wanted learn how to produce music without having to hire the orchestra for it,” he informs.

During the two-hour workshop, the participants were taught about the concepts and elements involved in music production using computer softwares and were made to understand the music production process in general. “We can not say that the participants learnt the skills perfectly, but they did get encouragement and guidance,” he says. A live demo was held for the participants at the end of the workshop where the software used to give demo was harmony assistant, garritan personal orchestra (GPO) samples, cubase essential mixer and audacity editor. Apart from that, softwares like sibelius, finale, noteworthy, VSL can also be used, he informs.

Hyderabad Western Music Foundation and he are planning to come together again to conduct a series of workshops on compositions of Western classical music.

A mechanical engineer by education, producing music himself was not an easy task. “When I first started, I began by looking for softwares online. I first stumbled upon harmony assistant. After that though, I managed to find more softwares as I was not satisfied. I knew the sound can be made better so using various softwares to make the music sound real. I won’t say that the music sounds 100 per cent real, but I have managed to reach 70-80 per cent,” he admits.


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