Abhinav Patankar is an experienced professional, dedicated AV technician, who started his sound engineering career by studying at one of the premier sound institutes. Having being top of his class, he became the youngest head of department to lead one of India’s leading live music venue brands, blueFROG Pune. Abhinav is a recurring visiting faculty member at some of the best sound engineering schools in India.
Currently Abhinav is the FoH engineer for Hari&Suhkmani, the Punjabi folktronica duo, Maati Baani, Gujarati folk rock, Moonstruck Project, who specialize in funk music and Across Seconds, a Bombay based post rock act. He is also the system engineer for the ‘Outline’s flagship model GTO’ and ‘DnB’s V series’ in Gujarat and ‘Meyer Sound’s Leopard’ in Pune.
Abhinav has travelled extensively for live sound engineering. Some of the countries he has visited are Azerbaijan, Oman, Dubai, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Indonesia. The festivals that Abhinav has worked on and successfully mixed at are as follows:
The Grub Fest
Wonderflip Music Festival Vh1 Supersonic Music Festival Taalbelia
Abhinav has worked with some of the biggest names in India and internationally including Eric Prydz, Pandit Bikram Ghosh, Purbayan Chatterjee, Hang Massive, V. Selva Ganesh, Lucky Ali, Soulmate, Indian Ocean, Prem Joshua, Parikrama, Euphoria, Gilby Clarke,
Abhinav has been nominated by the prestigious Indian Recording Arts Academy at the IRAA Awards at Palm Expo 2016 for the category “Best Live Sound Engineer”. Also, During his tenure at blueFROG, the venue had won many prestigious awards such as the INCA Awards for “The Best Performance Venue 2016”, Times Nightlife Award for “The Best Nightclub 2016”. He has an incredible work ethic and is one of India’s finest sound engineers.