A "SOUND" FACULTY
An important aspect where Panache stands head and shoulders over all others is the unmatched quality of the faculty. Comprising highly qualified and talented professionals, the faculty is pre-eminently positioned to mentor and groom students and set them on the right path to success. Plus, you also enjoy the advantage of learning from and interacting with eminent personalities in the respective fields who regularly visit Panache as Guest Lecturers.
Pranay Dev Banpur
CO-FOUNDER & DEAN
(School of Sound)
A graduate in Sound Engineering from Australia, he has over 7 years experience in the industry. A ProTools Certified Engineer and a Certified Electronic Music Producer, his impressive track-record includes working at MTV (Sound Tripping), HR Music (Himesh Reshammiya’s music label), Tips Music, and Kamino Records (a Mexican label). His Bollywood projects include Bodyguard, Khiladi 786, and Bol Bachchan. He has worked in international collaborations with artistes from Argentina, Mexico, and Australia.
An Audio Engineer Marking his first steps from the Disc Jockeying course at Insomnia Pro School, Bangalore, and subsequently as an assistant DJ at the pub ‘One Flight Down’, Hyderabad, he spun his way into an impressive repertoire of venues like Twister, Underdeck (Taj Banjara), Spirits (Placida), Sparks, Edge, Little Italy and many private and corporate parties in and around the States. After 4 years of field work, he began sharing his experience with the next generation of DJs as an instructor at ‘Studio 9′ for another 4 years.
Holder of a Master’s degree in Audio Technology from UK, he currently wears many hats such as Sound Designer, Music Producer, and Mixing Engineer. He has over 9 years of experience in the industry with his latest project, as a recording, mixing, and mastering engineer for the movie ‘Gangs of Wasseypur’, being internationally acclaimed. He has also worked on Bijoy Nambiar’s project ‘Rush’ as a Sound Design Engineer, been a part of MTV Sound Tripping besides scoring the background music for other Bollywood movies and documentaries. The latest Cadbury ads feature his music.
He started his music career as a Professional DJ in 2007 and performed at various colleges, club events across south india, alongside many international acts such as DJ Chicago, Arcek, SHX,etc.. He worked as Live sound engineer, technical support with Audioheads and event organizer with Sangakarma records. Also Composed original tracks across various genres of electronic dance music and Masters in softwares : FL Studio, Cubase, Pro tools, Traktor.
An Audio Engineer with a background in Electronics. Driven by musical aspirations, he has spent more than 3 years exploring the art of Audio, while putting together his musical skills with knowledge acquired from various sources. His thirst for knowledge has contributed to an enviable skill repertoire consisting of music, graphic design, web and networking. He has frequently worked on music and post-production projects involving compositions, noise control, mixing and other such services. He specializes in Production and Sound Design using tools like EastWest Instruments, Reaktor, and PureData. He focuses on fields like Procedural Audio, and Algorithmic Compositions for newer interactive audio.