Bio

Ashish Manchanda is a noted recording engineer and music producer in Mumbai, India, known primarily for his work in association with Bollywood. He is the founder of the music production house “Flying Carpet Productions” established in 1999.   Manchanda is featured in legendary producer/engineer Bruce Swedien‘s book, In the Studio with Michael Jackson. He is also the recipient of the IRAA (Indian Recording Arts Award) for best mix engineer movie soundtrack ‘Dev D’ and also for the debut album by Sona Mohapatra.   Manchanda has worked with music composers and artists Amit Trivedi, A. R. Rahman, Vishal-Shekhar Ram Sampath and with producers Bruce Swedien, Ranjit Barot, Rex Rideout, Lesle Lewis and Clinton Cerejo among others. Manchanda was the technical director and chief engineer for Chivas Studio, MTV Unplugged in India, where he mixed and mastered music. He was also part of the series The Dewarists and Coke Studio @ MTV, India, NH7 2011 – Music Festival. He is the re-recording mixer & sound designer for celebrated movie director Dibakar Banerjee’s national award winning movies Khosla Ka Ghosla and Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye!. In India he has composed, produced and remixed songs for the movies Mithya, Khosla Ka Ghosla, Acid Factory, Hello Zindagi The New York Times. He has also contributed music for IIM Lucknow’s show reel and ad campaigns by Godrej and Lia Agarbatti. Ashish works with and actively supports the independent music scene in India. He has produced and co-produced albums by Mihir Joshi Band (Their album “Mumbai Blues” won the GIMA Award for Best Rock Album in 2015), Sky Rabbit, Manasi Scott, Anurag Dixit, Ritika Sahni (Namee) & Amruta and has mixed the music for the opening and closing ceremonies for the 2010 Commonwealth Games. He has also worked as the audio consultant for the music performance venue & soundlabs, Blue Frog. Ashish has played a part in numerous movie soundtracks. Among them: Ek Main Aur Ek Tu, Rockstar, No One Killed Jessica, Chillar Party, Shaitan, Luv Ka The End, Aisha, Dev D, Oye Lucky, Jaane Tu, Ugly Aur Pagli, Aamir, Om Shanti Om, Cash, Dhoom-2, Khosla Ka Ghosla, Corporate, Golmaal, Krrish, Zinda, Holiday, Salaam Namaste, Dus, White Noise, Page-3, Masti, Chameli, Bhoot, Deewangee, Asoka, Aks, Fiza and 1-2-KA-4. He has also worked on indie albums by Ranjit Barot (Bada Boom), Raghu Dixit (Jag Changa), Divine Raaga (I’m Divine Raaga), Agam (The Inner Self Awakens), Faridkot, Avial, Medusa, Brahma, Gaurav (College Days), Sona (Awarded best Mix Engineer), Abhijeet Sawant, Meenal Jain (Mehram), Shaan (Tishnagi), Metakix, Amaan & Ayaan Ali Bangash, Indian Idol, Viva (Reloaded), Shankar Mahadevan and Javed Akhtar’s “Nine.” Other projects include Vande Mataram-2 feat Lata Mangeshkar and Femina Miss India. He has also been an integral player in many popular advertising campaigns by Chevrolet, Ford, Hyundai, Hero Honda, Coke, Pepsi, Smirnoff, Siyaram, Eveready, Heinz, Ceat, Red Tape Shoes, & Mahindra Scorpio. In the US, Ashish has worked closely with his mentor, five time Grammy winning producer/engineer, Bruce Swedien (Michael Jackson, Quincy Jones, Jennifer Lopez, Duke Ellington, et al.). He also worked with popular Spanish artistAna Torroja as well as the highly talented girl group “Les Go” from the Ivory Coast of Africa, as well as on songs for the Indo-Italian Film, ‘Senso-Unico’. He has done session work with Jim Peterik from the band ‘Survivor’ (Eye of the Tiger) and has also recorded with Rex Rideout. Ashish has worked for Effanel Music in Manhattan, New York where he has not only did studio work with the likes of big named talent but effectively mastered the diverse music styles of such artists as Garth Brooks, Wynton Marsalis, Boz Scaggs, James Taylor, and Verve Records. He took part in many Big-Band performances at Avery Fisher Hall and Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center in New York. During this time he also worked on the immensely popular TV shows MTV Unplugged & VH-1 Storytellers. Once offered an engineering position at Skywalker Sound, the premier audio facility of George Lucas, Ashish has been the crew chief, system tech. & the F.O.H. (Front-Of-House) engineer at ‘Platinum Post’ in Winter Park, Florida. It was there where he did session work for basketball player Shaquille O’Neal’s record.