November 28, 2023

GS Sachdev: Romantic Ragas (Chandi CP 104) a cassette recorded and issued in the US in 1982

Here we present a cassette by the bansuri maestro GS Sachdev released on his own Chandi Productions label in 1982.

Sachdev (1935-2018) was for many years an instructor at the Ali Akbar College of Music in San Rafael, CA. His playing is characterized by a gentle, soulful style which never strays from a dignified atmosphere.

On tabla we have the great Jnan Prakash Ghosh (1909-1997).

Transfer: Nakamichi Dragon cassette deck, extensively refurbished and rebuilt.

Pre-amplification: Vintage refurbished Pioneer SX-780.
Recorder: Sound Devices MixPre6ii at 24bit/48kHz resolution
Software: Audacity and xAct.
Monitoring: Digital line out from a MacBook, Focal Spirit One headphones 
with Schitt Audio Asgard headphone preamp with 4490 DAC


very high resolution lossless FLAC files

these lossless files can be burned to CDR, if you are into that

highest quality lossy mp3 files possible 


  1. Thank you Richard. I have been missing your uploads for some time. I thank you from bottom of my heart for taking so much of efforts and making such clean recordings and very nicely scanned covers. 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

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