Our goal is to provide the absolute highest quality products to professional musicians and producers across the world. We are presently focussing on the Bollywood sound.
Salim Merchant and Sulaiman Merchant : Production Directors
Salim-Sulaiman have scored for some of the biggest Bollywood films. Having worked on many different genres since 1995, they have developed a unique understanding of cinema; being experienced with the joy of blending Indian instruments with all kinds of music. Thus, merging tradition with the ‘now’ in a very special way.
Some of their projects :
The versatile duo has scored for a string of Bollywood movies - BHOOT, DHOOM, KRRISH, FANAA, KAAL, CHAK DE INDIA, FASHION, RAB NE BANA DI JODI and many more hits.
Composed the music for the stage musical, “Merchants of Bollywood”;
Composed and produced almost all Indian pop artists; hundreds of TV commercials; and,
have also collaborated with Maestros like Ustad Zakir Hussain and Ustad Sultan Khan.
The duo has readied their new state-of-the-art studio at Juhu, Mumbai, India - BLUE - that has been created in consultation with the well-known studio designer Andy Munro, and architect Bergess Italia.
This is where all Philtre Labs's product material is recorded, designed and developed.
Salim and Sulaiman look after the production content in the company.
Aditya Mehta : Sales and Marketing Director
A management graduate from NMIMS Mumbai, one of India's top Business schools, Aditya looks after the sales and marketing division at Philtre Labs. He also works with SudeepAudio.com, one of India's largest pro audio portals.
Aditya has been appointed as the brand ambassador in India for IMSTA (International Music Software Trade Association), that promotes the philosophy - "Buy the software you use".
Satya Hinduja : Sample Editor
An alumni of The Berklee College of Music (batch of 2004), Satya has been working with Salim-Sulaiman as a programmer, arranger and engineer since 2005. She has worked as the sample editor on all Philtre products. Satya has meticulously edited each loop to make sure that the content is perfect.
Aftab Khan : Engineer
Aftab has been working as a sound engineer since 2004. Studied with Aslam Khan, a renowned engineer in the Indian Music Industry, Aftab has been working with Salim-Sulaiman for the past two years and has been one of the production engineers on 'Bollywood Grooves'. Aftab has carefully overlooked and recorded the samples, making sure they are of the best sounding quality at 24Bit/48KHz.
Nirav Thakar : Accounts
A commerce graduate from Mumbai University, Nirav looks after the accounts and despatch division at Philtre Labs.
Dhrubajyoti Phukan : Supervisor
As a music producer since 1988, 'Dhrubo' has delivered several Bollywood hits. He presently works with several music directors in the country. Dhrubo has supervised the recording sessions of 'Bollywood Elements'.
Tarun Shahani : Sample Editor
Tarun has been a dj/music producer from Mumbai since the last 6 years. He has released various singles under the artist name Boombay Central on popular music labels. He has worked on the apple looping process for 'Bollywood Elements'.
Deepak P.A. : Sample Editor
A very talented music producer and sound engineer, Deepak works with Salim-Sulaiman and A R Rahman, besides taking on freelance projects. Deepak has worked on the editing process for 'Bollywood Elements'.
Thym Infoware : App Development Team Partner
Owned by Hetal Trivedi, this Ahmedabad-based company has conceived and developed the Bollywood Ragas app. This dynamic development team also consists of Udit Shah and Akshara Kaul. Dhara Joshi handles the Hindi translations for the app.
Atul Shukla : App Development
A young IT Engineer from Bangalore, Atul looks after the app development work at Philtre Labs. He handles the Bollywood Masala app, and will be involved in building it up further.