‘The Quality Of Our Music Is Declining’


Popular sound engineer and music producer, Appiah Danquah, known in the music circles as Appietus, is unhappy with the quality of music produced lately.

The producer, who is not impressed with the production standards and engineering of many songs, said one of the reasons for the decline in quality of Ghanaian music is the failure of sound engineers to apply elements that make a quality song.

“Songs I did years ago when they play them on radio and play songs that are supposed to be new, recorded with even more advanced equipment, the sound falls…the quality is bad, the weight of the sound is so light like paper…It’s awful,” he said.

Speaking in an interview on ‘Showbiz Review’ on Hitz FM, Appietus encouraged sound engineers to be better at their work.

In his quest to deal with the challenge, he told Andy Dosty that he is starting a masterclass in sound engineering for persons interested in learning any aspect of the profession.

Topics such as mastering, mixing, and voice recording would be taught extensively at a rather subsidised fee.

“They are the youth coming; maybe they don’t know; that’s why I’ve decided I’m doing a masterclass. So if you’re having a problem with your sound, you can’t mix or want to go into sound engineering, whatever you want to do, come over, so I show you the proper way.

“I’ve put the fliers out there, Shatta Wale posted it. I just started, and I’m going to spread the information,” he added.

Appietus further noted that he will be inviting and working with “the young guys” to impact some of his accumulated knowledge in the field into them.