Ashish Manchanda has achieved a rare distinction of success as a studio professional, live concert engineer, re-recording mixer/sound designer, and music producer.
He has worked on more than 100 film projects, ranging from India’s popular Bollywood films to mainstream offerings – including Dev D, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, Khosla Ka Ghosla, and The Chronicles of Narnia. In the music world, Ashish has been a close collaborator with independent artists Ranjit Barot and Raghu Dixit, GRAMMY/Oscar-winning artist A.R. Rahman, and a host of renowned composers.
At New York’s Effanel Music, Ashish worked with artists such as Garth Brooks, Wynton Marsalis, James Taylor, and Boz Scaggs. His experiences working with legendary engineer/producer Bruce Swedien was mentioned in Mr. Swedien’s biography, In the Studio with Michael Jackson.
Ashish is also three-time winner of the IRAA (Indian Recording Arts Academy) award for Best Sound Engineer/For Outstanding Work on the movie Dev D, Sona Mohapatra’s debut album, and as a live concert engineer.
He founded Flying Carpet Productions, offering 360-degree solutions in the entertainment business through studio facilities, an indie record label, talent management, video production, and designing on-ground entities. Ashish and his wife Ujjla also run an award-winning institute called The Media Tribe, training young students in Mumbai in sound engineering and music production. In addition, Ashish frequently participates in industry conferences as a panelist, offering insights in creative, technical and business aspects of the media arts.
The Chronicles of Narnia, Dev D, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, Khosla Ka Ghosla, Coke Studio, MTV Unplugged, Three-time Indian Recording Arts Academy (IRAA) Award Winner