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Compass Box Live Sessions

One of the most exciting ways to listen to music is hearing it live! We started the Live Sessions to replicate that performance and energy, with great production value. Compass Box Studio is one of the only Recording Studio in India producing one take, live sessions for artists all across India for free. It is a platform to support indie music by removing the high costs associated with recording and production. Our YouTube channel has been featured by Rolling Stone India, Red Bull Music, Rock Street Journal, Indian Music Diaries, and more.

 

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Ansh - Haanji (Live Session) // Compass Box Music
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Ansh - Haanji (Live Session) // Compass Box Music

Recorded live in one take. _________________________ Ansh is a song writer from Ahmedabad who we found through a singer-songwriter contest. He started singing and playing the guitar during the pandemic and started writing songs shortly after. Haanji tells about the miracles in love, and the astonishment of the lover because of these miracles. Featuring: Raag Sethi - Bass Chirag Todi - Guitar Shankar Iyer - Guitar Shivang Kapadia - Drums Amrit Ramnath - Vocals Protyay Chakraborty - Vocals & Violin Harmish Joshi - Soprano Saxophone / Flute _____________________________________________________ Compass Box Live Sessions is a platform to support and produce indie artists, if you would like to be featured to play your original music for the Live Sessions, fill out this form: https://www.compassboxstudio.com/the-live-sessions Shot by: Siddharth Nair Edited by: Raag Sethi Mixed by: Protyay Chakraborty Produced by: Raag Sethi Check out Ansh's stuff! IG: https://www.instagram.com/ansh.brahmbhatt/ __________________________________________________ Subscribe to stay up to date with our releases FB: https://www.facebook.com/compassboxstudio INSTA: https://www.instagram.com/compassboxstudio/ WWW: https://www.compassboxstudio.com/ __________________________________________________ For gear peepz: Interface/pres: - Universal Audio Apollo x8p - Rupert Neve Designs 511 - Solid State Logic SSL VHD - AMS Neve 1073 - Cranborne Audio Camden 500 - API 312 - Focusrite Red One Mics: - Shure SM7B (vocals) - sE V7 (vocals) - Audix DP7 (drums) - Audio Technica ATM 450 (sax) - sE V7 (flute)
Aakash L - We were on a break (Live Session) // Compass Box Music
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Aakash L - We were on a break (Live Session) // Compass Box Music

Recorded live in one take. _________________________ Aakash L is a professional guitarist, singer/songwriter and has worked in 4 Kollywood movies as a session guitarist and has played for around 15 songs. He is also the co-founder, lead guitarist and singer in the band called Consonance. As the title suggests it’s inspired by the catch phrase from my favourite sitcom “FRIENDS” and is about a phase of a relationship where a girl wants a break and the guy despite being crazy about her, reluctantly agrees to it. Featuring: Daidipya Sheth - Bass Shankar Iyer - Guitar Pritul Chauhan - Drums Tshering Bhutia - Vocals Protyay Chakraborty - Violin / Vocals Harmish Joshi - Saxophone / Flute _____________________________________________________ Compass Box Live Sessions is a platform to support and produce indie artists, if you would like to be featured to play your original music for the Live Sessions, fill out this form: https://www.compassboxstudio.com/the-live-sessions Shot by: Siddharth Nair Edited by: Raag Sethi Mixed by: Brijesh Sarin Engineered by: Nirmal Rathod Produced by: Compass Box Studio Check out Aakash's stuff! IG: https://www.instagram.com/aakash_273 __________________________________________________ Subscribe to stay up to date with our releases FB: https://www.facebook.com/compassboxstudio INSTA: https://www.instagram.com/compassboxstudio/ WWW: https://www.compassboxstudio.com/ __________________________________________________ For gear peepz: Interface/pres: - Universal Audio Apollo x8p - Rupert Neve Designs 511 - Solid State Logic SSL VHD - AMS Neve 1073 - Cranborne Audio Camden 500 - API 312 - Focusrite Red One Mics: - Shure SM7 (vocals) - sE Electronics V7 / Rode M2 (vocals) - Audix DP7 (drums) - Audio-Technica ATM450 (saxophone) - sE Electroncis V7x (flute) ______________________________________________________ Lyrics: Time venum endru sonnaal Deadline solla villai Break venum endru sonnal Yen yendru solla villai Seri endru solli vitten araimanadhai Tip top ah dress up panni Daily dating Ah keyten unna Daily night thoongum munney Oru 5 nimisham pesa sonnen Oru kalai yezhundhu good morning solla Anbey Neeyum illai Unna katti Anachi oru Mutham kudukka kuduthu veika villa Thanimayi vaatudhu ennai nadu iravil Kovam nu vandhu ninna Adi sirikka thaana vechen unna Break venum yenbadharku naanum enna torture pannen unna Yen yen nee yenna potu vaati vadhaikira Yen yen nee Yenna pichi paada paduthura
The Tapi Project - Khuda Ne Mere (Live Session) // Compass Box Music
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The Tapi Project - Khuda Ne Mere (Live Session) // Compass Box Music

Recorded live in one take. _________________________ The Tapi Project's music is woven like fabric, organically grown on poetries. Centered around powerful vocals, the lyrics are coming alive, swallowing us in an ocean of emotions, singing stories about rivers, cramped-up life, lost values, and in essence, the universal search for the self. "Khuda Ne mere" was written by the Late Dr. Rahat Indori, whose depiction of a dejected warrior, inspired us to do this modern take on a ghazal-formed poetry. The song has constantly shifting time signatures, a progressive ever evolving melody, and modern arrangements! Yogendra Saniyawala - Guitars, Lyrics Swati Minaxi - Vocals Gaurav Kapadia - Drums Biju Nambiar - Keys _____________________________________________________ Compass Box Live Sessions is a platform to support and produce indie artists, if you would like to be featured to play your original music for the Live Sessions, fill out this form: https://www.compassboxstudio.com/the-live-sessions Shot by: Jigar Dholakia Edited by: Raag Sethi Mixed by: Protyay Chakraborty Produced by: Raag Sethi Check out Tapi Project's stuff! IG: https://www.instagram.com/thetapiproject/ __________________________________________________ Subscribe to stay up to date with our releases FB: https://www.facebook.com/compassboxstudio INSTA: https://www.instagram.com/compassboxstudio/ WWW: https://www.compassboxstudio.com/ __________________________________________________ For gear peepz: Interface/pres: - Universal Audio Apollo x8p - Rupert Neve Designs 511 - Solid State Logic SSL VHD - AMS Neve 1073 - Cranborne Audio Camden 500 - API 312 - Focusrite Red One Mics: - Shure SM7B (vocals) - Audix DP7 (drums) __________________________________________________ Lyrics Ab naa main wo hoon, naa baaki hai zamaane mere Phir bhi mashhoor hain, shaharon mein fasaane mere Zindagi hai to naye zakham bhi lag jaayenge Ab bhi baaki hai kayi dost puraane mere Aap se roz mulaakaat ki ummid nahi Ab kahan shahar mein rahte hai thikaane mere Umara ke Raam ne, saanson ka dhanush tod diya Mujh pe ehasaan kiya aaj khuda ne mere Aaj jab so ke utha hoon to ye mahasoos kiya Siskiyaan bharta raha koi sirhaane mere
Tshering Bhutia - Trespasser (Live Session) // Compass Box Music
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Tshering Bhutia - Trespasser (Live Session) // Compass Box Music

Recorded live in one take. _________________________ Tshering Bhutia is an indie/folk singer-songwriter from Ahmedabad. She released her debut single ‘Grocery Shop’ in January, 2021. Later that year, she featured in the alternative rock single ‘Get Up’ by the band Crisscross. Her musical influences include Dodie and Clairo. Singing in choirs and studying the classical guitar has also influenced her style of writing. It's a cute girl meets girl plot. A trespasser sits on the chair I'd saved for a friend and begins the romcom. To think of crushes as trespassers is funny. Featuring: Daidipya Sheth - Bass Shankar Iyer - Guitar Pritul Chauhan - Drums Protyay Chakraborty - Violin Harmish Joshi - Clarient _____________________________________________________ Compass Box Live Sessions is a platform to support and produce indie artists, if you would like to be featured to play your original music for the Live Sessions, fill out this form: https://www.compassboxstudio.com/the-live-sessions Shot by: Siddharth Nair Edited by: Raag Sethi Mixed by: Brijesh Sarin Engineered by: Nirmal Rathod Produced by: Compass Box Studio Check out Tshering's stuff! IG: https://www.instagram.com/tsheruu __________________________________________________ Subscribe to stay up to date with our releases FB: https://www.facebook.com/compassboxstudio INSTA: https://www.instagram.com/compassboxstudio/ WWW: https://www.compassboxstudio.com/ __________________________________________________ For gear peepz: Interface/pres: - Universal Audio Apollo x8p - Rupert Neve Designs 511 - Solid State Logic SSL VHD - AMS Neve 1073 - Cranborne Audio Camden 500 - API 312 - Focusrite Red One Mics: - Shure SM7 (vocals) - Audix DP7 (drums) - Audio-Technica ATM450 (clarinet) ______________________________________________________ Lyrics: trespasser sits on the chair I'd saved for a friend do we shake hands now? it's warmer, her skin needs repair, I think I'll extend my arm to her shoulder ... trespasser maneuvers her hand close to my seat thinks I wouldn't understand a performer knows not to care I welcome your dare game point for all watch me skip the last step on the staircase watch me race like a fool watch me lose a loser's game to a stranger a stranger has trespassed again trespasser knows where I live it's where she lives time to score boundaries I adore her so this is a task how do we unmask before the people we love watch me skip the last step on the staircase watch me race like a fool watch me lose a loser's game to a stranger a stranger has trespassed again
Gouri & Aksha - Not About Love (Live Session) // Compass Box Music
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Gouri & Aksha - Not About Love (Live Session) // Compass Box Music

Recorded live in one take. _________________________ Gouri and Aksha are a singer-songwriter duo from Mumbai treading the thin line between soul and pop. Their music is rooted in honest songwriting and their love for creating a unique soundscape with layers of vocal harmonies. As the name suggests, the song Not About Love is a deliberate attempt at writing about anything but love, a topic that features heavily in a lot of their music. It's three or so minutes of no sappiness and preach-iness and gives the listeners time to celebrate exactly who they are. Featuring: Raag Sethi - Upright Bass Chirag Todi - Guitar Shivang Kapadia - Drums Shankar Iyer - Guitar Protyay Chakraborty - Violin Harmish Joshi - Clarinet _____________________________________________________ Compass Box Live Sessions is a platform to support and produce indie artists, if you would like to be featured to play your original music for the Live Sessions, fill out this form: https://www.compassboxstudio.com/the-live-sessions Shot by: Siddharth Nair Edited by: Raag Sethi Mixed by: Protyay Chakraborty Engineered & Produced by: Raag Sethi Check out Gouri & Aksha's stuff! IG: https://www.instagram.com/gouriaksha/ __________________________________________________ Subscribe to stay up to date with our releases FB: https://www.facebook.com/compassboxstudio INSTA: https://www.instagram.com/compassboxstudio/ WWW: https://www.compassboxstudio.com/ __________________________________________________ For gear peepz: Interface/pres: - Universal Audio Apollo x8p - RND 511 - SSL VHD - Neve 1073 - Camden 500 - API 312 - Focusrtie Red One Mics: - Shure SM7B (vocals) - SE Electronics sE V7 (vocals) - Audix DP7 (drums) - Audio-Technica ATM450 (clarinet) - Shure SM57 (upright) - Warm Audio WA-47jr (violin) _____________________________________________________ Lyrics: Not about love I’m gonna make this song not about love I’m gonna make it not about The absence of it either Nothing too serious I’m gonna make this song Nothing too special Like us, wonderfully ordinary It won’t make you happy It won’t make you sad Looking for answers This song will not fill your boxes with interpretations You want to escape This song won’t pave the way But it will give you a moment Of nothingness to find your own meaning The only thing that matters If I don’t paint If I don’t paint any picture at all Of a bright white sky Or an endless sea You may find yourself in a dark alley What’s right or wrong If you don’t worry ‘bout it Maybe you’ll find Your endless sea is a dark alley And why is that bad again Looking for answers This song will not fill your boxes with interpretations You want to escape This song won’t pave the way But it will give you a moment Of nothingness to find your own meaning The only thing that matters
Shrae - 'Bout You (Live Session) // Compass Box Music
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Shrae - 'Bout You (Live Session) // Compass Box Music

Recorded live in one take. _________________________ Shrae is a Singer/ Songwriter from Singapore, currently pursuing her Bachelor's of Contemporary Western Music from NMIMS School of Performing Arts, Mumbai. Having performed at many venues across India and Singapore, her art and passion for music has been heavily influenced by old school pop and blues. She currently obsessed over Artists like Cyrille Aimee, Tom Misch and Jorja Smith. Her current genres of interest are Jazz/ Rnb/ Retro and Pop but personal favourite always being jazz. Having written poetry since childhood, Shrae had a writers block for the longest time and ‘bout you” is the first song she wrote in 2020 based on a close and personal experience of something that made her extremely happy. What started off as a simple RnB arrangement went on to rearranging the song into Jazz Bossa Nova arrangement Compass Box Studios and she is extremely excited for it. Featuring: Raag Sethi - Upright Bass Chirag Todi - Guitar Nayan Kapdiya - Keys Shivang Kapadia - Drums Shankar Iyer - Guitar Protyay Chakraborty - Vocals & Violin Harmish Joshi - Saxophone _____________________________________________________ Compass Box Live Sessions is a platform to support and produce indie artists, if you would like to be featured to play your original music for the Live Sessions, fill out this form: https://www.compassboxstudio.com/the-live-sessions Shot by: Siddharth Nair Edited by: Raag Sethi Mixed by: Raag Sethi Engineered & Produced by: Raag Sethi Check out Shrae's stuff! IG: https://www.instagram.com/shraemusic/ __________________________________________________ Subscribe to stay up to date with our releases FB: https://www.facebook.com/compassboxstudio INSTA: https://www.instagram.com/compassboxstudio/ WWW: https://www.compassboxstudio.com/ __________________________________________________ For gear peepz: Interface/pres: - Universal Audio Apollo x8p - RND 511 - SSL VHD - Neve 1073 - Camden 500 - API 312 - Focusrtie Red One Mics: - Shure SM7B (vocals) - sE V7 (vocals) - Audix DP7 (drums) - Shure SM57 (upright bass) - Audio-Technica ATM 450 (sax) __________________________________________________ Lyrics: I hear you whisper Through the phone Things you wanna say But baby you don’t How am I supposed to know What you’re thinking Why is it so? It’s midnight, I can’t sleep Baby come to me, Tell me everything so deep You know that I want to know you I know that this is start of something new Why don’t you come over to me and tell me about you Yeah tell me bout you You seem to always be confused Baby take my hand and make me your muse Promise I, won’t cross a line Baby trust me, when I say that you are wise You know that I want to know you I know that this is start of something new Why don’t you come over to me and tell me about you Yeah tell me bout you Yeah tell me bout you Yeah tell me bout you Yeah tell me bout you
Meghdhanush - Jai Bolo (Live Session) // Compass Box Music
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Meghdhanush - Jai Bolo (Live Session) // Compass Box Music

Recorded live in one take. _________________________ Meghdhanush, Gujarat's favorite fusion rock band, have been creating music for a decade. From a small dream to win a rock band competition to directing originals, they created a musical buzz that doesn’t seem to die anytime soon. With more than 1000 national and international shows in their name, their web series Folk Rang gave the world a scenic peek into traditional Gujarati music. This series also won the award for Best Regional Music Web Series of India at IRAA in 2019. Jai Bolo is based on an interpretation of Shrimad Bhagwad Geeta. Even though the inevitable ups and downs, this track celebrates life in its purest spirit. _____________________________________________________ Compass Box Live Sessions is a platform to support and produce indie artists, if you would like to be featured to play your original music for the Live Sessions, fill out this form: https://www.compassboxstudio.com/the-live-sessions Shot by: Jigar Dholakia Edited by: Raag Sethi Mixed by: Protyay Chakraborty Engineered & Produced by: Raag Sethi Check out MD's stuff! IG: https://instagram.com/themeghdhanush __________________________________________________ Subscribe to stay up to date with our releases FB: https://www.facebook.com/compassboxstudio INSTA: https://www.instagram.com/compassboxstudio WWW: https://www.compassboxstudio.com __________________________________________________ For gear peepz: Interface/pres: - Universal Audio Apollo x8p - RND 511 - SSL VHD - Neve 1073 - Camden 500 - API 312 - Focusrite Red One Mics: - Shure SM7B (vocals) - sE V7 (vocals) - Audix DP7 (drums) - Sennheiser e609 (guitar amp)
Manan Mehta - Wrong Time (Live Session) // Compass Box Music
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Manan Mehta - Wrong Time (Live Session) // Compass Box Music

Recorded live in one take. _________________________ An 18 year old singer/songwriter, and pianist based in Jaipur, India, Manan Mehta makes explorative indie pop. Often blending spare shoegaze, synthesizer experiments, and a melancholic tone. Manan has released his first single "Ghost in my closet" and is working on his debut EP which is set to be released this year. The songwriting of ‘Wrong Time’ comes from an innocent love for a girl in high school. Manan hesitated to put it forth as normal sentences, so he found the way to bring it in consciousness with this song. Featuring: Raag Sethi - Bass Shankar Iyer - Guitar Shivang Kapadia - Drums Meera Desai - Vocals Protyay Chakraborty - Vocals & Violin Harmish Joshi - Alto Saxophone _____________________________________________________ Compass Box Live Sessions is a platform to support and produce indie artists, if you would like to be featured to play your original music for the Live Sessions, fill out this form: https://www.compassboxstudio.com/the-live-sessions Shot by: Jigar Dholakia Edited by: Raag Sethi Mixed by: Protyay Chakraborty Engineered by: Raag Sethi & Harmish Joshi Produced by: Raag Sethi Check out Manan's stuff! IG: https://www.instagram.com/manan_potato/ __________________________________________________ Subscribe to stay up to date with our releases FB: https://www.facebook.com/compassboxstudio INSTA: https://www.instagram.com/compassboxstudio/ WWW: https://www.compassboxstudio.com/ __________________________________________________ For gear peepz: Interface/pres: - Universal Audio Apollo x8p - RND 511 - SSL VHD - Neve 1073 - Camden 500 - API 312 - Focusrite Red One Mics: - Shure SM7B (vocals) - sE V7 (vocals) - Audix DP7 (drums) - Audio-Technica ATM 450 (sax) __________________________________________________ Lyrics: Even the stars Would want you to be their moon I know it’s been long Since the last time I saw you I cannot help but think about you and the time we spent Is it just me? (Yeah I guess so) I had no one you hold me I fell in love with being lonely I spoke to the walls even they ignored me We talk, but you ghosted me, Every time. It’s the wrong time. Don’t swim in my mind. I was just doing fine. Alone.

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