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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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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.
Harish Budhwani - Pehli Dafa (Live Session) // Compass Box Music
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Harish Budhwani - Pehli Dafa (Live Session) // Compass Box Music

Recorded live in one take. _________________________ Harish Budhwani is an Indie pop singer-songwriter based out of Pune, India. His music reiterates the simple joys in life, which he believes is lost in this fast paced world. For Saari Umar, which crossed 1.5 million views on Instagram, he won the SMA Award, Best Pop Artist of the Year 2020. Also, he has been interviewed by BIG FM, The Hindu, The DailyHunt, dilkiawaaz.in etc. Pehli Dafa is about the magic that you feel when you fall in love for the first time. It beautifully describes the myriad of emotions that go through you, when you see a version of yourself that didn't exist before. Everything feels different and you feel truly alive, maybe for the first time. Featuring: Raag Sethi - Bass Shankar Iyer - Guitar Meera Desai - Vocals Harmish Joshi - Flute & 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: Jigar Dholakia Edited by: Raag Sethi Mixed by: Protyay Chakraborty Engineered & Produced by: Raag Sethi Check out Harish's stuff! IG: https://www.instagram.com/harish.budhwani/ Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/1Gl7igag9ejxcepMCPDg4H YT: https://www.youtube.com/c/HarishBudhwani __________________________________________________ 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 - AMS Neve 1073 - RND 511 - SSL VHD Mics: - Blue Blueberry (vocals) - Neumann TLM 49 (vocals) - Audix ADX 51 (guitars) - Warm Audio WA-47jr (flute/clarinet) __________________________________________________ Lyrics: Baahon Mein Teri Raahon Mein Teri Reh Jaaun Mai Har Pal Kho Ke Khud Ko Bhi Paya Tumko Hi Jee Raha Is Tarah Har Dum Dekha Karu Tumhe Dekha Karu Is Tarah Tu Chahiye Haan Tu Chahiye Har Jagah Pehli Dafa Mai Jee Raha Pehli Dafa Mai Jee Raha Kaun Ho Tum Ye Batlaao Kaun Ho Tum Kaise Meri Zindagi Mein Kaise Tum Aaye Door Tumse Ro Padhu Main Yaad Karke Jee Raha Main Sath Tere Jeena Hai Na Par Ye Zindagi Bhi Kaafi Nahin Pehli Dafa Mai Jee Rahi Jee Rahi Ye Zindagi Pehli Dafa Main Jee Raha Main Jee Rahi Pehli Dafa
Mali - Horoscope (Live Session) // Compass Box Music
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Mali - Horoscope (Live Session) // Compass Box Music

Recorded live in one take. _________________________ Mali (aka Maalavika Manoj) is a Chennai - based singer/songwriter. Her music combines inspiration from iconic pop acts of the 80’s, 90’s, with a contemporary twist. The unique blend of pop sub-genres results in a listening experience that is at once fresh and nostalgic. Mali tells personal stories through her music, finding unconventional yet relatable topics to write about. If you grew up in India, you were probably exposed to the world of astrology at some point in your life. Some of us think of it as a baseless metascience while others consider it an age-old fine art. What I find interesting is when people are motivated to try and base important life decisions solely on a prediction from their horoscope. Maybe there’s inherently a part of us that’s constantly trying to skip ahead to find out what’s in store for us or seek counsel in the traits described by our zodiac. Whichever side you’re on, there’s no doubt you’ve at some point felt intrigued by the idea that our life has been written out in invisible ink somewhere in the cosmos. Thank you @Audient for sending these lovely mic pres for the Live Session! Using the iD14 MK II as the interface, and expanding it with the Audient ASP 800 via ADAT, we have 10 channels of clean, transparent Audient mic pres. And thank you to @Shure for sending us the lovely SM7B for the backing vocals. Featuring: Raag Sethi - Bass Chirag Todi - Guitar Shankar Iyer - Guitar Shivang Kapadia - Drums Meera Desai - Vocals Protyay Chakraborty - Vocals / Violin / Kalimba 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 by: Raag Sethi & Harmish Joshi Produced by: Raag Sethi Check out Mali's stuff! IG: https://www.instagram.com/maalavikamanoj __________________________________________________ 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: - Audient iD14 - Audient ASP 800 Mics: - Blue Blueberry (vocals) - SM7B (vocals) - Audix DP7 (drums) - Audix ADX 51 (acoustic guitar) - Audio-Technica ATM450 (clarinet) - Warm Audio WA-47jr (violin/kalimba) __________________________________________________ Lyrics: Is my path already set in stone? Is there such a thing as ‘the unknown’? These are questions for a higher power hiding in the twilight zone And do these numbers give me more or less A future with bad prognoses or Was that just a witty guess Derived from powers you possess? And now What a mess you’ve left my mind in Well I guess the fault’s worth finding With the fact that I’m confiding In you In you Would you scream it from the rooftops? That these writings on the wall Say I’m meant for so much better Than they told you after all? Did they say I will be married, living in a home for two? Or that I’ll take the road less traveled and follow it through… Here I am confiding in you In you Do you think about life? Do you like surprise? Or do you think its overrated? Well I don’t So many A’s in my name Will it ever spell fame? Will it ever bring good fortune? Well I wouldn’t know I don’t suppose so Did you read it in my horoscope? Did you read it in my horoscope? Did you read it in my horoscope?
In The Box - World music day live concert | Meera | Heat Sink + Chirag Todi | Shashwat Bulusu
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In The Box - World music day live concert | Meera | Heat Sink + Chirag Todi | Shashwat Bulusu

You asked for it, so here we are. Presenting our first live streaming concert celebrating World Music Day on 21st June. Make some noise! For our line up, we have 3 incredible sets ready to perform and stream live with all our fancy equipment: Meera , a joint set with Heat Sink + Chirag Todi , and finally, Shashwat Bulusu!!! Meera Desai is a singer and a songwriter originally from New York who is now based in Ahmedabad. She has released a solo EP, 'I've Never Been Happier to Be Lost' produced by Raag Sethi, which was received well by audiences and nominated for awards such as the TOTO Music Awards longlist, and The Production Music Awards and also won Best Female Vocalist in The Indies 2020. She is also a member of Ahmedabad band, Heat Sink. Chirag Todi is a songwriter, composer and guitarist based in Ahmedabad. He is the founding member of Heat Sink who were selected by Nexa Music as one of the top original English acts in the country and earned themselves an opportunity to work with maestros like A.R.Rahman and Clinton Cerejo. Shashwat Bulusu is a singer-songwriter, producer and visual artist from the pocket city Baroda. Since 2011, he has been steadily releasing an often dizzying array of musical narrative in both Hindi and English. A rich palette of musical thematic and timing, often rooted vocally in his own training in Hindustani classical music cadence. __________________________________________________ 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 __________________________________________________ 0:00 Intro 5:37 Meera 1:01:01 Shashwat 1:50:11 Heat Sink + Chirag Todi

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