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
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There are some new additions here at the Cape Audio College. We have just completed fitting an additional five production studios to add to our already impressive facilities. The Beat factories (As we are calling them) are production specific studios fitted with the very latest in electronic music production hardware and software as well as acoustically treated recording booths and control rooms. Each beat factory has been equipped with the latest in Focusrite audio interfaces, brand new Apple Mac, Pro Tools 10 workstations, some pretty nice outboard processing from Lexicon and dbx, monitoring from JBL, as well as a Roland GAIA production synthasizers and Yamaha mixing consoles in every room. The new department is also home to some of the nicest synthasizers on the market today, which are available to students for their production assignments. The Cape Audio College now features 14 Read more »Share
The Higher Certificate in Sound Technology is a 1-year certificate course that gives a great introduction to the craft of Sound Engineering through theory lectures and practical hands on training. The exit level outcomes of this course is designed to ensure a competence level that will create opportunities for internships in the workplace, entry-level employment possibilities and progression to further higher educational studies. Read more »Share
The following article was written by Cape Audio College second year student Warren Fisher and is an excerpt from his and Michael Clarks experiences as independent live sound engineers on one of his very first events. Live sound is a hugely buoyant part of the sound industry with many employment opportunities. It is great to see some of our students getting involved and going out and doing it for themselves, and as an institution that supports and guides after a student has finished studying, we were more than happy to let the guys test out our new JBL rig.
It all started while the college was on a week long break, when Michael Clarke and I were contacted again by the event organizers of the collaborative YOH! Parties. The theme for this one was “Early Halloween”. Having organised a smaller live rig for one of their events a few weeks prier, we knew this Read more »Share
Recently SSL announced they would be building EQ and Dynamic Units for the famed API 500 form factor, for those of you out of the loop the API 500 form factor is a type of portable Rack that can house 6 units inside it none of them necessarily have to be the same so you can mix and match your lunchbox to your heart’s content, now the reason why SSL making 500 units is a big deal is because of the X-Rack. The X-Rack is SSL’s own answer to the 500 lunchbox form factor and its key difference is the total recall that SSL has implemented on the X-rack which lets you recall all the settings from previous sessions other than that differences are the 8 units space on the X-Rack vs 6 on the API lunchbox and the 18V on the X rack and the 16V on the API. 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
Being in the audio industry it’s pretty safe to say our ears are our most prized possessions but even if you think you know how to clean and protect your ears from the endless thrashing they get from day-to-day life there are avenues through which day-to-day-life can indirectly and directly damage your ears without Read more »Share
SiBot in the house!
Starting with his history as a DJ, producer over the last 10 years.
Simon also spent time to get to know why all the students were attending the college and what are their personal aspirations in the music industry. It was great to see how interested he was in what the student had to say and what they were looking into learning about music production. After discussing the past he went into his future and now producers more as a single artist after trying many time to create “bands” from Max Normal to Play Doe.
He is currently producing music for Die Antwoord and Jack Parow just to name a few of the Read more »Share