Music has been part of my DNA since before my birth. My great-grandfather was an icon in the Indian classical music world, and an appreciation for the arts has been in my family for generations. As early as two or three years old I would bang on pots and pans at home and pretend to stage my own concerts for my family. Twenty years later, Iâ€™m basically still doing the same thingâ€”although Iâ€™ve upgraded from the kitchen instruments and the venues are a bit bigger than our basement!
Along the way, I began performing on the Indian tabla drums and became a regular performer in my hometown of Houston as well as nationwide. I also got into composing instrumental music in high school and continue to write music in that style today. While at Indiana University, I created my own major in organologyâ€”the study of musical instrumentsâ€”and later got accepted to Berklee College of Music for my masterâ€™s in Music Production, Technology, and Innovation. While in college I was signed to EverSound Music and released my debut album of contemporary instrumental music. Iâ€™m also thankful to have had some unique opportunities in the past few years as a DJ on my college radio station, a campus representative for Spotify, and the first intern on world-renowned composer Yanniâ€™s management team.
My favorite part of making music is the ability to transcend language barriers and communicate with fellow human beings all over the globe. At Sweetwater, itâ€™s my pleasure and privilege to share the same kind of connection with our customers. When it comes to music, we speak a common language and dream the same dreamsâ€”and I look forward to sharing them with my customers and helping them realize theirs.
As your personal contact here at Sweetwater, please let me know anytime I can offer help or advice.
(800) 222-4700 ext 3028E-mail Nitish
Master of Music in Music Production, Technology, and Innovation, Berklee College of Music (Valencia Campus)
Bachelor of Arts in Organology and Music Production, Indiana University Bloomington
Born in Edmonton, Canada. Raised in Charleston, West Virginia, and Houston, Texas. My family hails from Mumbai, India.
Marathi and Hindi
Composition/arranging, MIDI sequencing, mixing in the box, world music
My main DAWs are Logic Pro for MIDI sequencing/mixing and Pro Tools for audio editing. I'm currently loving the M-Audio Code 61 MIDI controller, although I also have a KeyStudio 49 and an Alesis Vortex wireless keytar. I have a pair of Yamaha HS5s for monitoring and an FMR Audio RNC for that creamy smooth hardware compression! I'm still growing my microphone cabinet - currently it consists of a couple SM58s, an SM57, and a MD421.
If I'm not at work and not at home making music, you can usually find me at a Starbucks.
"à¤¨à¤®à¥à¤° à¤µà¥à¤¹à¤¾ à¤…à¤¨à¥ à¤¸à¥‚à¤° à¤œà¤¾à¤£à¤¾"â€¦ which translates from Marathi roughly to "Keep yourself humble and your melodies sharp."
All I ever really dreamed about was being surrounded by music, instruments, and fellow music-makers for the rest of my life. I'm incredibly grateful to have all of that here at Sweetwater.
I have been lucky to record with award-winning composer John Adorney as well as perform with several renowned musicians and groups including Shridhar Phadke, Padmaja Phenany-Joglekar, Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, and the prestigious Jacobs School of Music Concert Orchestra.
Excellent customer service, excellent product, excellent staff! I love that I can always reach a live person with questions. I always get individual treatment.
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I have to say it's the most personal order I've ever made from the pre-ship phone call, to the email, and finally the candy in the box. Thanks! I don't think I could beat the customer service even in a local shop
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From the customer service call after my order, to e-mailing me a copy of the invoice, to the great price, free shipping and candy in the box...a pleasure!
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