Meet Anel Tunes The Audio Engineer Behind Uganda’s Top Hit Songs

Posted: 2019-09-02T08:10:28Z Read: 2,230 times
Meet Anel Tunes The Audio Engineer Behind Uganda’s Top Hit Songs

Anel Lukwago alias Anel Tunes, 33, is an audio engineer who has over the years mastered some of the biggest songs in  Uganda's music industry.


He polishes the work of the producers to give the audience a perfect product.


Despite the fact that very few musicians appreciate the work done by the audio engineers like Anel Tunes, their work still speak volumes.


“ In the production process of any song,  there is need for specialisation but currently everything is being done by the Producer.  Few artistes are embracing our contribution in the studio. In few years, we will have many audio  engineers,” Anel told this website.


Anel Tunes carries out his trade at his studio, Black Art Studios located in Bunga.


His studio is frequented by singers like B2C, Lydia Jazmine among others and he has mastered hit songs like “Gutujja” by B2C and Rema, “Masuuka” by Lydia Jazmine, “Wakoona” by Sheebah, “Chips na Ketchup” by Vinka, “Superman” by Ykee Benda, “Mpa Love” by King Saha and Weasel among others.


Anel Tunes through Coke Studio also got a chance to master the World Cup song remix by Jason Derulo and Ykee Benda. Using the same platform, he has had a chance to interact with some of Africa’s finest musicians like Mr. Flavour from Nigeria, Waje also from Nigeria, Lizo James from Mozambique, Yuri Da Cunya from Angola among others.


Locally, Anel also works with the best media and production houses. He is a presenter, producer, audio engineer and voice over artiste at Kansanga based Galaxy FM. He also works with Swangz Avenue, arguably the biggest record label in the country.


At Swangz Avenue, Anel masters music projects, ads among others


Anel Tunes is a  Bachelors Degree in Music holder at Makerere University. He also attended Nimbus School of Recording Arts Vancouver in Canada where he mastered using Waves Plugins. While at school in Canada, he worked with Germany raggae star Gentleman  and it was at this point that he totally fell in love with audio production, he  decided to do it for a living.


Soon after completing his two year course in Canada, Anel returned to Ugandan.


He worked with Ragga Dee, a legendary musician who helped him to kick start his career.


Anel charges USD 500 (about Shs 2M ) for local artistes and USD 7000 ( about Shs 27M ) for foreign musicians.