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Striking sound engineers

Minoo Katrak, a sound engineer cum mixer, was a tall, fair, balding Parsi living in Mancherji Joshi Dadar Parsi Colony (DPC). I used to see him walking several times near the Palia/Kerawalla Mansion. All the top directors would hire him for their films. He was the sound recordist at Famous Studios (Tardeo, in south Bombay), the first sound recording studio in the city. Musicians liked Famous Studios not only because the acoustics were way better than the makeshift spaces they used to record in till then, but also because it was air-conditioned! This was a rarity in the 1950s.     ......



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