The Music of Avinash Meetoo

2016

Turn Around     Listen online
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With the new millennium, I upgraded to Logic Pro X and started using paid software instruments and effects, most notably Applied Acoustics Systems Ultra Analog VA-2, Native Instruments FM8 and Waves plugins (H-Series and metering plugins). I also relied on the Logic EXS24 sampler and Logic synths such as Retro Synth and Sculpture. One amazing feature of Logic Pro X was Drummer which I used extensively on most of the tracks. I loved the variations and dynamics of the virtual drummers (Leah and her friends). By then, I had realised that I liked production, recording, mixing & mastering as much as composing and playing instruments. I made a conscious decision to learn everything I could in the Art and the Science of Audio. That’s why I am proud of the sound quality of Turn Around.

01. Night Drive

02. Panic Attack

03. Reality Check

04. Red Ruby

05. Over Limit

06. Rise + Shine

07. Come Close

08. Calm City

 

 

 

 

Composed, recorded, mixed and mastered in 2016 by Avinash Meetoo in the beautiful island of Mauritius. Listen, leave your comments and feel free to share with others. Thanks a lot. © Avinash Meetoo 2016.

Recorded and mixed using Logic Pro X, Kawai K4 (controller), M-Audio Oxygen 49 MK IV (controller), Logic EXS24, Applied Acoustics Systems Ultra Analog VA-2, Waves WLM Plus, Waves Dorrough Stereo, Logic Drummer, Logic Compressor, Logic Channel EQ, Waves H-Reverb, Waves H-Delay, Logic Arp, Native Instruments FM8, Logic Sculpture, Logic Chorus, Logic Space Designer, Logic Retro Synth, Logic Gain, Logic Echo, Waves H-EQ, Waves H-Comp, Logic Ultrabeat, Logic Tremolo, Logic PlatinumVerb, Logic Noise Gate, Logic Multipressor, Logic Limiter, Logic Guitar Amp Pro, Logic ES M, Logic Distortion, Logic Alchemy, Green Oak Software Crystal, Garageband, Garageband Strings, Garageband Guitar, Garageband DgMono + samples.

Mastered using Waves WLM Plus and iZotope Ozone.

2004

So Logical     Listen online
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I married Christina in 2000 and Anya was born in 2002 & Kyan in 2004. Given that we didn’t go out a lot, I had a lot of time to devote to making music. By then, I had purchased a PC at home and had discovered Emagic Logic. In fact, my dad bought Logic Audio Platinum 4.7 for me in Switzerland with which I discovered software instruments. I was quite amazed by rgc:audio Triangle (easy to program great bass sounds), Green Oak Software Crystal (complex textures and arpeggios), mda piano and Daichi Synth1 (modeled on the Clavia Nord Lead 2 apparently). All these software instruments were free and sounded fantastic. On some tracks, I used a few samples from Future Music CDs I had purchased over the years. I spent days on the mixing and mastering to get the album to sound pristine.

01. Zygma

02. The Myst

03. Feel Free

04. Helium

05. This Is Real

06. Play

07. Beautiful Sea

08. The End Of Time

 

 

 

 

Composed, recorded, mixed and mastered around 2004 by Avinash Meetoo in the beautiful island of Mauritius. Listen, leave your comments and feel free to share with others. Thanks a lot. © Avinash Meetoo 2004.

Recorded and mixed using Logic Pro X, Kawai K4 (controller), Logic EXS24, PSP Vintage Warmer, rgc:audio Triangle, Logic Gain, Logic GoldVerb, Logic Tape Delay, Logic Stereo Delay, Logic Fat EQ, Green Oak Software Crystal, mda piano, Logic Low Cut, Logic Compressor, Logic Bitcrusher, Garageband Crystal, Daichi Synth1 + samples.

Mastered using Waves WLM Plus and iZotope Ozone.

1990-2000

My Contribution to Art     Listen online
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I discovered electronic music through a school friend around 1985. I started listening to early Depeche Mode, Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark and The Human League. I knew that they were using synthesizers. When I was about 15, I stumbled upon the picture of an Oberheim OB-Xa analog synth in a magazine and it was amazing. I spent hours looking at the photo and finally decided to ask for a synthesizer. Alas, I was in Mauritius and I had to wait until 1990 before my mum purchased a Kawai K4 digital synthesizer for my brother and I. Using the Music-X and Bars & Pipes Pro sequencers on my trusty Amiga 500, I started composing and recording tracks, the first one being Atomic Disintegration on the day I got the Kawai K4 and the last one being Eternity when I was already at university.

01. Seduction

02. The Ultimate Perfection

03. Raiders

04. The Revenge

05. Eternity

06. Close Encounters

07. Atomic Disintegration

08. Deception

09. Requiem

10. Missing You

11. Hopelessness

12. Lionheart

Composed and recorded around 1990-2000. Re-recorded, mixed and mastered around 2004 by Avinash Meetoo in the beautiful island of Mauritius. Listen, leave your comments and feel free to share with others. Thanks a lot. © Avinash Meetoo 1990-2000.

Recorded and mixed using MicroIllusions/Talin Music-X (Amiga), The Blue Ribbon SoundWorks Bars & Pipes Professional (Amiga), Kawai K4 Digital Synthesizer (K4INT1 and K4INT2 Kawai Factory Sounds).

Mastered using Waves WLM Plus and iZotope Ozone.