MUSIC PRODUCTION IN DELHI : ESSENTIALS LIST
” We change our tools, and our tools change us” – Jeff Bezos.
As a music producer I can agree. With technology evolving at such a pace and with it, music technology, it is important to keep up. A bad cable, faulty adapter or outdated instruments – all of these can put a hold to your creativity. And with it the will to produce music. Whether you are looking to buy a condenser mic to add to your locker, or starting your home studio ( Start Your Home Studio Now ).This article provides a list of the best places to buy, maintain or repair your gear if you are doing Music Production In Delhi.
ON STAGE DELHI
ADDRESS : B 97, Near Defence Colony Flyover, Lajpat Nagar I, New Delhi, Delhi 110024
PHONE : 011 2981 0536
If you’re a musician in Delhi you’ve probably heard of this one. On Stage set up shop back in 2005 when I had just started with music and is still, my go to store for instruments. They have an impressive catalog of acoustic and electric guitars, and also repair and service your 6 stringer. I can personally say I’ve had a great experience with the friendly staff and the service is quick and good.
ADDRESS : B-14, Basement, Lajpat Nagar-II, New Delhi, Delhi 110024
PHONE NUMBER : 011 2981 4585
Like On Stage, Furtados also feature a great collection of guitars. Besides that, they have a better selection of Keyboards, Percussive instruments, and Pianos. The only drawback here, is that the prices may be higher depending on the instruments.
PRO STUDIO EQUIPMENT
PRO AUDIO SERVICES
ADDRESS : C-83, Block C, Lajpat Nagar II, Lajpat Nagar, New Delhi, Delhi 110024
PHONE : 011 4167 4461
Located In Lajpat Nagar, PAS is the shop for all your audio equipment needs. Starting from audio cables to top of the line microphones – they have a wide range of equipment to suit any budget. Brownie Points ? They’ll make customised cables of the highest quality – which are the backbone of any good music production setup. Apart from that, they also provide the best prices on most equipment (I got a Neumann TLM 103 mic for 83k ! ) .
As everything is available online, so is Professional Audio gear. Personally I’ve only ordered a couple of mics from Amazon as they were giving it at better rate than Pro Audio Services. The reason for that is 2-fold :
- They are usually pricier. It’s simple. Anything you order has to be shipped, and shipped with a lot of care so that it reaches your doorstep, and looks brand new. This comes with a cost – and usually that’s the case ( except for Amazon ), and Amazon doesn’t have the best inventory when it comes to Studio gear.
- You can’t check the piece you’re buying. There is always a chance of the equipment not being up to the mark. When you’re buying a product without testing, it’s a risk in my opinion especially if you have no previous buying experience. So for example, if you know nothing about say guitar amps – or you haven’t tried the amp you want to buy – you may be disappointed when you finally see it what it’s worth.
So, the bottom line is try before you buy. We live in India, and I don’t want to sound cynical but, that’s that. And always try to spend as much as you can and buy smart, that is do you research thoroughly.Generally speaking, what you pay for is what you get and the same goes here.
Thank you and Namaste !