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DELVINDER SINGH

AUDIO ENGINEER
Perth
" SAE gave me a head start in my soon to be audio career. In a sense SAE taught me how to troubleshoot and find solutions when a session isn't running smoothly and it is my job to make sure it does run smoothly, this was the most crucial thing that I learnt while studying at SAE and that skill is why I am where I am now "

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I graduated from SAE Perth in 2015 with a Bachelor in Audio Production and I’m currently working at Maveriq Studios, Malaysia as a resident Sound Engineer. Some of my achievements so far include:

  • Tombiruo, Film (2017) Credited as Sound Editor & Foley Editor
  • 29th South East Asian Games (SEA Games) Traditional Instruments recording, Vocal recording & Sound Design
  • Young Adults, an Album by Bil Musa, Recording Engineer (Majority of album)
  • The New Edition Story, Elijah Kelly as Ricky Bell (ADR), Assistant Engineer

What inspired you to enter into the career you’re in?
Ever since I was young I really liked listening to hip hop especially in my teen years and I always wondered how songs were made, produced and recorded. It was such a big mystery to me that how all that was created and I had the same curiosity when I watched movies because I really liked sound, all my questions were answered when I found out about SAE.

What are your fondest memories of your time at SAE?
It would be the world-class facility that SAE has to offer. Upon my registration to start my degree in Audio Production I was blown away when I saw a Studer A820 Tape Machine fully functional and operational as I was only dreaming that one day I would actually get to use one. It would also be the amazing support from the team at the Perth campus who were always ready to help me out if I encountered a problem. And also the sheer knowledge that all the lecturers have even if they were teaching another discipline.

Are you able to shed some light on how studying at SAE lead you to where you are now?
SAE gave me a head start in my soon to be audio career. In a sense SAE taught me how to troubleshoot and find solutions when a session isn’t running smoothly and it is my job to make sure it does run smoothly, this was the most crucial thing that I learnt while studying at SAE and that skill is why I am where I am now. And again the world-class studio facilities, which I would just spend hours in each day.

What are your career highlights?
Here are some of my career highlights: Just last Year I worked on my very first Feature Film Tombiruo (I was credited as the Sound effects editor and the Foley editor for the film) which was directed by Seth Larne. It was a really really great experience as it was my first movie that I worked on.

I also worked on the 29th South East Asian Games which was held right here in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. I was responsible for assisting the traditional drums recording and recording a lot of vocals as well as doing some sound design for the opening ceremony. I was also the assistant engineer when we recorded the string section for the main theme song. I learned a lot from this as I worked closely with the Musical directors for the games as well as many other musicians and I was in awe throughout the whole journey as what I worked on would eventually be broadcasted worldwide!

Adding to that, towards the end of last year I worked on’ Young Adults’ by Bil Musa my very first album where I was the recording engineer for the majority of the album. Bil Musa is currently signed under Malaysia’s very own Yuna Room Records. It was such a crazy good experience as during one of the recording sessions Yuna herself stopped by! As if that wasn’t good enough, when the album launched in December last year it was featured on the cover of Spotify Southeast Asia and a couple of times on other playlist too! This year has been good so far as well, as a song I recorded called “Vibe” by Kuizz (a local artist, producer & engineer) which currently has 4 Million plays on Spotify!! Again it was featured on Spotify’s main page as well multiple playlists worldwide. This is one of the many song’s that I’ve recorded for Kuizz and his work has received multiple recognitions worldwide, It was even picked up on Huffpost.

What projects are you working on at the moment?
Currently I am working on a few projects at the moment but unfortunately I cannot speak about any of them until they are completed and released but what I can say is that they are all really exciting stuff!

What advice would you give to students aspiring to become successful in their field?
I would say learn as much as you can the software of what you currently like doing, software has become a quintessential part of the creative industry.

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