As a musician, being new to recording in a studio can be rather daunting. The pressure of having to perform perfectly isn’t easy, especially when you find yourself in a strange environment full of foreign looking technology and being judged by eccentric creatures behind glass windows. A few tips may help turn this foreign gear into an obsession and the creatures behind glass windows into beneficial friends. Studios can be like home as you hear your creations being blasted back at you in full force through the monitors, so long as you go about it in the right way. Here is a few things that you can do to help get the best results out of a recording session. Read more »Share
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Its nearly time for the Cape Audio College Annual Live and Direct party, so get ready for an awesome night featuring 5 Bands, 5 Djs, 2 Floors, 3 Bars, promo girls…the works!
On the 29th October we’re going to pack the new Zula Sound Bar at 98 Long Street with a massive line up of crazy party madness and two massive JBL rigs. The line up for the electronic dance floor consists solely of Cape Audio College students and graduates, and will be primarily playing a mix of Electro, Dub-Step, and good ol’ Drum and Bass. We will be starting the night with Django, followed by Fun Toy and then Callan Maart. You’ll then have to pardon the interruption for the first Cape Audio Kill or be Killed MC Battle (open to all – enter on the Cape Audio blog page). There will be a legendary Telefunken M80 vocal mic up for grabs (sponsored by SEGMA South Africa) and the event will be hosted by the one and only Whosane. The floor will then be handed over to the epic DJ Mezzanine who will keep the dance floor jamming till we’re all kicked out the club. There will also be a band stage hosting a line up of 5 amazing local live acts, all in one way or another affiliated with Cape Audio College. We will be kicking off with Llavado, followed by the lovely Chantal with her band LA.VI. 7th Son will then be bringing in the ska-ness, followed by the amazing Captain Stu, and ending the night with the party machines, The Rudimentals! Read more »
The forum is up and running! But its a little empty at the moment. We need YOU to get involved. Join the forum by registering. Add a new topic and discuss audio with our community. You might learn something. If you have a question about anything audio related simply go to the forum, register, find the section that relates to your topic or question and start posting questions, info, cool stuff you have found. You can even get involved in answering other peoples questions. Its great fun and informative too. Go on give it a bash. With your help we can turn the capeaudioforum into SA’s best audio related community.Share
Its official! Pro Tools 9 has landed on our doorstep and is being installed on our many Mac’s as we speak. Pro Tools has come a long way since the days of the 888′s and 001′s.There is no wonder why its today’s leading professional audio recording and mixing software. And with version 9 there’s more features, more toys and more power than ever before. The best thing is, version 9 is no longer hardware dependant and can run on any interface available on the market. I never thought I would see the day when you could run Pro Tools through your bog standard headphone output. Check out the new features below along with a couple videos.S Read more »Share
On the weekend of the 18th and 19th of September local hard rock band Monolith were given 20 hours of recording time to track their single “Misery”. Monolith is a Cape Town based 5-piece hard rock band that was formed in August 2008 and have been threatening to break onto the Cape Town rock scene ever since. Read more »Share