For those of you who dont follow whats happening on Ted Talks, LRAD or “Long range acoustic device”, is a portable long range acoustic amplification system currently being used by the military and coast guard as an acoustic deterrent in their battle against riot, pirate and crowd control. LRAD has had a lot of coverage in the news. It was famously used during the Seaborne Spirit piracy incident in 2005, effectively repelling pirates armed with rocket propelled grenade launchers. It is an extremely useful tool, LRAD can render Read more »Share
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It is quite important for developing audio engineers to have an understanding of component based signal flow. Much of the equipment we use in studio or on stage sits at the very cutting edge of modern electronics technology. This is why, we think its is imperative for fledgling audio professionals to gain experience in the fantastic field of electrical engineering and audio device construction. You will be amazed what you can build from Read more »Share
The NAMM (National Association of music merchants) show has just finished. It ran over the past weekend in Anaheim California, showcasing the very latest from audio product manufactures. Being an AVID learner partner, we where very interested to see what is on the books for the coming year from our partners across the pond. With all the rumors going around about a possible Pro Tools 11 launch and a sniff of Read more »Share
The Cape Audio College advisory committee is made up of a group of well known industry professionals from around Cape Town as well as Cape Audio lecturers and heads. The intention of the advisory committee is to bridge the gap between the institution (Cape Audio College) and the professional industry. As an institution that is dedicated to providing real world training that is up to date with current trends, it is vital for us to communicate with the professional industry. The main objective of this committee is to Read more »Share
A few days ago, the Cape Audio College sealed a deal with audio peripheral manufacturers AKAI professional. AKAI are the company behind the legendary MPC series of hardware samplers (Used extensively by just about everyone who has ever released a Hip Hop album) and the stella APC40 Ableton Live controller that is currently a preferred favorite by Ableton experts everywhere. Apart from that, AKAI also manufacture a range of extremely hard waring and high quality software controllers. The MPK series offers unparalleled functionality paired with the very best build quality, and should be seriously considered for those in the market for a decent controller keyboard. AKAI also manufacture a range of Read more »Share
Well we were all very impressed with the Prism Sound Orpheus when it first reared its head almost a year ago. But! The price made most of us run for the corner shop in hope of purchasing a winning lottery ticket. Having said that, very soon, Prism Sound will be releasing the brand new Lyra interface. The Lyra is basically a scaled down Orpheus that comes in Read more »Share
Brighton – A bohemian paradise and creative center.
So here we are in sunny brighty. If your just catching up with us, Cape Audio College lecturers Gaston Roulstone, Jonathan Pike and myself (Richard Harriman) have all packed up for a trip to the UK and will be spending the next 2 weeks touring about causing havoc. During this trip I will be keeping you up to date with our experiences and progress during our 2012 UK trip to Pinewood studios. Later next week we will be visiting the AVID headquarters at and will be in training from Monday morning. Before the fun begins with the guys from AVID, I had a little bit of time to pop down to one of Britons creative hubs. Brighton is an unusual place with creative characters popping out of every crack in the floor. As a large seaside town, Brighton attracts the creative minded which makes for a very Read more »Share
Open day is here once again! If you havent had a chance to come on down and have a look for yourself then this is your opportunity. The tours will begin at 10am with a talk from our very own head of institution Mr. Rae de Jager who will be answering questions relating to the college, audio training in general and employment opportunities within South Africa. Everyone is welcome so pull in and be blown away with the Cape Audio College experience. Read more »Share
On Thursday 23rd of August Cape Audio College had the pleasure of welcoming DJ ONQ and Paul Bothners to our campus for a product demo and workshop.
DJ ONQ presented the Paul Bothners workshop with a focus on Akai Professional products. He looked at the use of Akai Professional and Ableton Live in both the Studio and Live environments. Starting the workshop with a detailed history of Akai as well as sampling that gave birth to a new musical groove production that emulated into the Hip Hop culture of the early 90’s. Read more »Share