We had a whole collection of interesting musical instruments at Cape Audio College this weekend thanks to the Pan African Project, a big group of session musicians who wanted some tracks recorded. One of our past students, the groups bassist, knowing this one of the only studios in Cape Towns it is even possible to track a group of musicians that big. We spent the weekend recording steel drums, a marimba, an african thumb piano, a trumpet, a double bass, a drum kit, an acoustic guitar and a beautiful electric, a great sounding bass guitar, and even an Imbongi(a praise poet).
We found it rather challenging recording so many artists at once but we made plans, and although different tracks needed different instruments, all our booths were used, even our reception and Studio 1 and 2 were being used to track in. One of our second year students, David Rabinowitz, spent his weekend with the Cape Audio College staff helping out and getting well involved, and It’s great to see our students take opportunities like this to come and further their professional recording experience. The Pan African Project is a very diverse bunch of musicians, we managed to recorded seven tracks, ranging from multiple forms of jazz, to reggae and some amazing african grooves. Although we were limited with time, having so many talented musicans in the studio at once, with Gaston Roulstone as Head Engineer, along with our world class equipment, we ended the weekend with a very decent sounding recording.Share