Last year the Cape Audio College had the privilege of being visited by Sound on Sound Magazine’s technical editor Hugh Robjohns and BBC programme creator Peter Nash while they where conducting their world wide Mic to Monitor tour. The purpose of last years SA visit was to promote the incredible Prism Orpheus interface and the new Native version of the hugely respected audio software and hardware from UK based high end audio masters SADiE. Students had the opportunity to chat to Hugh and Peter and came away from the demonstration with some valuable insight from these high profile engineers.
This year Hugh and Peter are returning with the Great Prism Sound SADiE/CBA Africa Tour. The pan-African tour will comprise three phases:radio drama and features production in Nairobi and Rwanda, music and broadcast production in Capetown and Johannesburg, and broadcasting workshops, surgeries and presentations in Ghana. The tour is being headed by South African distributors SEGMA who are the distributors of the highly acclaimed SADiE and Prism Audio systems.
Attendees at both these venues will experience two evenings under the title ‘Suspending Disbelief’. The first will be music production focused, featuring both studio and location recording, with Sound on Sound’s Hugh Robjohns as special guest discussing studio acoustics, monitoring and microphones, as well as Pete Nash on mastering issues and the recent recording of Roger Waters’ ‘The Wall’ live in Athens. Keep watching this space to e more.
On demonstration will be the new SADiE 6 software. Another major step in the evolution of high-quality audio recording and production tools in the computer environment, allowing a choice between proprietary audio I/O and DSP processing, or standard soundcard I/O and DSP functions running on the host computer.