Our student diary article this time round is about Karien Barnard and Sage Booker, two of our recent graduates who got the opportunity to work on a production at the Maynardville open air theatre. The Maynardville Open-Air Theatre is situated in Maynardville Park, Wynberg. The spectacular green wooded park has earned it the repution for is one of the best-loved outdoor theatre venues in the Cape Region. It offers Read more »Share
Category: Past Grad
Well, we can all be very proud of one of our graduates. Johan Van der Colff has run off with this years best engineer award at the 2012 South african music awards (SAMA). The SAMA award needs no introduction as it is South Africa’s answer to the Grammy’s and showcases the very best in South African Talent. The winning track was loliwe by afrosoul artist Zahara which won 8 SAMA’s including, newcomer of the year, best selling album, female artist of the year, best engineer and others. Read more »Share
Recently we had the opportunity to bring in one of our past graduates who is doing quite well for themselves. Steve Elswoth (AKA Audiophile 021) popped in for a visit yesterday reveling some of his secrets to our Modern music production course students. Steve has been busy since he left us over 8 years ago. As Audiophile 021 he has performed all over the country and at most of your favorite festivals. Steve is now head engineer at Red Bull studios in Cape Town, a community development studio that has become a huge support mechanism for our local industry. The Red Bull studios are about community upliftment through music. The main players are Richard Rumney – Studio Manager, Jake Lipman – Studio Communications, Steve Elsworth – Head Read more »Share
Recently we where visited by one of our old graduates, Ernie B St Clair. Ernie studied here at the Cape Audio College 11 years ago and has enjoyed quite a lot of success as an artist and producer. It seems that Ernie is doing quite well for himself, with a SAMA nomination last year and a tour coming very soon, it’s clear that there are a lot of opportunities out there for talented young artists. We had a few minutes to catch up and have a chat about what Ernie has been up to and where his career has taken him now, 11 years later. Read more »Share
Seems like one of our graduates is doing rather well. David Scott Aka,, The Kiffness has remixed and released an official Goldfish single (8bit? really?). Titled “We come together” featuring Sakhile Moleshe and is the latest single to be released by Cape Town chart toppers Goldfish. Included on the single are remixes from the likes Shaun Duvet, fishy beat and Tony Finger. The single is available from iTunes, CDbaby and Beatport. Should do well,,,,, seems like everything those guys lay their hands on turns to gold……. Fish! Sorry pardon the rather lame pun. Check it out! Read more »Share
Always good to hear what our Cape Audio College graduates are doing. The Cape Audio College has been producing quality sound engineers for the past 16 years. Our graduates are working in all aspects of sound production in all corners of the globe. This time we catch up with Kyle Sanders who has been “making waves” with his band Wolftown. We thought we would catch up with him to see how things are going.
Jim Petrak is an ADR recording engineer and 5.1 surround sound mixer specializing in Dolby digital for film, and a recent AMAA(african oscar) winner. Jim kicked off his career in audio post production after graduating with a Cape Audio College Diploma in Sound Engineering. Jim started his first full time job in audio at Chris Fellows Sound Studio’s in Johannesburg, where he progressed from foley recording to ADR recording and sound design. This progression allowed him to gain intimate knowledge of the audio design process, ultimately leading him on to becoming the head re-recording mixer at Kwazi Mojo in 2006. Read more »Share
Andrew Rawbone-Viljoen, an ex-graduate from our Cape Audio College Diploma in Sound Engineering, finished his time with us seven years ago, in 2004. We catch up with him now, doing well, and busy recording some great SA bands; currently working with Watershed and Macstanley(formally known as Flat Stanly). After a lot of hard work and continuous practice, Andrew now co-owns Digital Forest Studio with his brother, Jeremy, who takes care of the marketing aspect at the studio. Cape Audio College recently headed out to Klein Constantia, to ‘Huis in Bos’ farm, where Digital Forest Studio lies nestled amongst vineyards and mountains. Read more »Share
We recently received a shout out from one of our recent graduates Shaun Cloete, and decided to run a quick interview. Shaun graduated from the Cape Audio College at the end of 2010. And now 6 months later it is very interesting to see what he’s done so far with his qualification.
Richard : So tell us Shaun, what have you been up to since you graduated from Cape Audio College? And how did you get your first paid gig in sound?
Shaun : My first bit of paid sound work was from a company called Night Owls. They were looking for a company to do their radio advert, when I heard he was looking for a studio I offered him my expertise. Naturally I offered him a far reduced price and he gladly accepted. He was blown away with the final product and happily paid me my first earnings from sound. Read more »Share
We’ve recently met up with Chris Beukman, an ex-graduate from our 2009 diploma course intake, who’s now the full time production engineer at Cape Town’s biggest radio station, Kfm.
So I sat down with Chris to chat and find out what he really does and how this all happened so fast.