Musician says she was elated when she returned to a recording studio after months at home during the ongoing pandemic
By Titas Chowdhury
POSTED SEPTEMBER 28, 2021 9:20 PM IST
Even though the fear of an impending third wave looms, most industries have started to work in their own right. On the music industry side, some have resumed live concerts and others have resumed studio recordings. As Shashaa Tirupati returned to a recording studio a few months after creating and recording songs from home, she was struck by nostalgia.
She says, “The pandemic is still ongoing. But when things got a little better and I went back to a studio, it felt like stepping into it for the very first time. I felt exactly like 20 years ago.
Although Tirupati has been used to the comfort of working from home, she says the experience of recording in the studio is unprecedented. “We have all become comfortable recording from home. I am happy that many singers have become independent. But a studio is a very divine space. I never wear my shoes inside a studio. The piety of the place is very important to me, ”she remarks.
Singer Mono Beena (Gold; 2018) has been posting music tutorial videos on her YouTube channel for about five years now. It helped her stay in touch with aspiring musicians and music lovers to stay connected when the whole world went through a lockdown.
“These videos help a lot of emerging singers who are passionate about learning the little tracks I sang in my song and the nuances of how I blunt. Most of the songs that I have sung are quite difficult. They took me forever to register them. So, I can imagine how difficult they will be for a novice! In my tutorials, I also talk about my experience working in the studio and collaborating with different composers, ”she says.
Tirupati adds, “I used to teach music to students aged four to 82 years old. So many people are planning to take classes in their mid-20s and they want to know if they’re too old to start. Through my tutorials, I also tell them that there is no perfect age to start.