Ashwin Vinayagamoorthy is an Indian filmmaker and music producer. After working on numerous short films with numerous festival promotions overseas, Ashwin became involved in feature film music. He writes and produces songs for bands and artists around the world. He owns and produces at Shimmr Studios, Chennai. Ashwin Vinayagamoorthy is an Indian filmmaker and music producer. He has worked on many projects, including "Yaadhumaagi Nindraai", "
Vidhi Madhi Ultaa
". Here are excerpts from his conversation where he talked to us about his life, music tour, #MeToo and much more.
He is studying at DAV Mogappair, Chennai. After graduating, he went straight to Full Sail University, FL to do a Bachelor of Science degree in Recording Art.
comes from a family of non-artists. But everyone loved music. When he was very young, he sang the song "Kaadhala .. Kaadhala .." after hearing it on television and his head teacher Mrs Viji told my parents that she had a good voice. He suggested he study music. He joined classes, had different music teachers whenever we changed houses. He also learned to play the piano at the same time. Later, during Pollathavan's film, Ihe had the opportunity to meet GV Prakash. He asked her if she could sing. He casually asked me to put on the headphones and try. It was a different experience. For a long time, he didn't know you had to actually learn to sing in the studio. Trained artists today tend to sing in the studio. It's a very different art, and he didn't know that at the time.
Later, GV Prakash helped me with basic programming software, and eventually made my own songs and albums. He used to show her everything. He has always suggested that he should do songs for the audience rather than for himself.
At the age of 17, just before college, he had produced his first album.
When he wanted to take up music, his family wanted him to study related subjects, and they did not want him to get into music without proper knowledge. They have taken efforts to learn from different people, to know about different colleges and courses. He wanted to do my studies abroad, and my parents got the right course. At first, the college and the environment were quite scary given the fact that I was only 17 years old, so he got used to it. When he came back after graduating from college, I did not help anyone.
He was convinced that just after college, he wanted to be alone rather than help someone else. His parents and many people supported him and helped him set up a three-room studio above his house.
Last year, he designed his studio and showed it to my college as a career. He took their proposal, and the studio is the beginning of it all. took two years to study technology, details in my studio, and in 2015, he started working on films from my studio. He treated it as it should, being a morning man, would come in at 9:00 am and work until dusk. It is completely separated from the house and normal life so as not to disturb the family.
When "Yaadhumaagi Nindrai" came out, he had a glorious review. Dhanush sir supported it. It had been sung by Sid Sriram.Then came "Vidhi Madhi Ulta". He did better than Yaadhumaagi, but going through the reviews, people felt like they were trying too hard. This has given me a lot to think about how he will continue in the future and that creates the sound of the music you are making now.
For him, success is about learning to work, not working and giving a better result on the next album.
Ashwin Vinayagamoorthy is an Indian film music director who has worked extensively in the Tamil movie industry. Ashwin's previous theatre film was Yaadhumaagi Nindraal in 2020.