One of our newest members of faculty, Premkumar Sivaperuman brings a wealth of music technology experience with him.
After completing his Diploma in Audio Engineering at the renowned S.A.E. Technology College in Chennai, back in 2001, Premkumar went on to build a successful career as a professional audio technician, live production sound specialist and post-production engineer, as well as teaching all aspects of audio technology and gaining experience in academic administration.
Most recently he was Head of Department for Audio Engineering at S.A.E. Technology College for over eight years, where he was responsible for all faculty recruitment and training, quality assurance, examination control and assessments, student mentoring and course development within the department. He had previously worked at the College as an Audio Lecturer, teaching students about the theory and practical application of audio technologies.
Premkumar has also worked on a number of projects and films in the South Indian film and music industries. As a music director, his output includes the films Ee Bhoomi Aa Bhanu (Kannada, 2013), Neeye En Kathali (2010), and Saahtanai (2005). He has also composed and produced music for a number of commercial advertisements and radio jingles, for clients such as A.G. Eye Care Hospitals, Nandu Brand textiles and Techberry Mobiles.
Having joined KMMC in August 2013, Premkumar now oversees the work of our Music Technology department. He teaches on our part-time Audio Engineering and Electronic Music Production courses.
Deepak joined KMMC’s Music Technology faculty in 2013. Originally from Kerala, he completed his education in Chennai, where he was awarded a Diploma in Audio Engineering from the School of Audio Engineering (SAE) and a further certificate in Audio Engineering from SAE in Byron Bay, Australia. He went on to study on the T3 (Train the Trainers) programme conducted by Apple Inc. in Chennai and qualified as an official Apple Certified Pro and Apple Certified Trainer for Logic Pro 9 Software.
After completing his studies he gained experience working at the Surang Studio in Chennai as a professional Sound Engineer, and back at SAE as a Trainer. He spent more than three years working as an Apple Trainer and Audio Engineering teacher at Audio Media Education Pvt. Ltd., and in December 2012 he was invited to Anna University to give a guest lecture on Music Technology.
Deepak has worked on a wide range of audio engineering projects, including the Bangalore Metro signature tune, Namma Metro. His most recent projects include working as a music producer and mixing engineer for independent artist, Chinmayi Tripathi, for her solo album, Mann Bawara, and as mixing and mastering engineer for a promotional song for the Hollywood movie, Smurfs 2, composed by Hip-Hop Tamizha. He has also produced a number of advertising jingles and arranged, mixed and mastered songs by a range of independent artists.
Not one to be confined to the mixing desk, Deepak has performed as a session guitarist and singer for the independent band, Paadhai, for their 2010 album Neon Nagaram and their 2013 follow-ups, Appatakkar and Ranam Sugam 2, published on the Sony Record Label. He also applied his mixing magic to the album Hip-Hop Tamizha, which won Internet Sensation of the Year at the Vijay TV Awards in 2013.
At KMMC, Deepak teaches on the Foundation and Diploma programmes and helps to run our part-time programmes in Audio Engineering, which are offered on a six-month or one-year basis.