hi, i’m vira.
Vira Byramji is an audio engineer specializing in studio recording and mixing. Vira’s entrance into the industry was through the legendary Electric Lady Studios in Greenwich Village, where she was the assistant manager and a staff engineer. There, she worked with major labels and high profile clients such as Patti Smith, Paul Banks, AR Rahman, and David Gahan (of Depeche Mode) to name a few. As an engineer and assistant studio manager, Vira gained a range of experience from the back end of the music business to the creative and technical workings of running sessions.
Ultimately, these two full time roles drove her to pursue opportunities as a freelance engineer. After leaving Electric Lady, she began working with LA-based producer Jonathan Wilson. With him she traveled to Haiti and there worked with Jackson Browne, to LA for Father John Misty’s Pure Comedy album, and engineered remote sessions for Roger Waters and Lucius at the start of their world tour. She has also kept herself busy in New York with local artists like Gabriel Garzón-Montano, Joan as Policewoman, Thomas Bartlett and Tamar-Kali (composer of Mud Bound and Come Sunday soundtracks). Through this journey, she soon learned her passions lie in making a larger positive impact in the industry.
In 2017, Vira co-founded a monthly meet-up called Now What??. This networking event is an evolving platform that provides a space to discuss questions and explore answers with peers in the music industry. Now What?? Has been responsible for new artist and producer collaborations, local acts getting showcases, and managers and scouts finding new talent. She prides herself in proactively and directly contributing to New York’s local music scene.