Posts tagged: music production
Our student diary article this time round is about Karien Barnard and Sage Booker, two of our recent graduates who got the opportunity to work on a production at the Maynardville open air theatre. The Maynardville Open-Air Theatre is situated in Maynardville Park, Wynberg. The spectacular green wooded park has earned it the repution for is one of the best-loved outdoor theatre venues in the Cape Region. It offers Read more »Share
Every year we ask our students what they want to see kitted into the studios. Popular production tools are extremely important in todays music market as using the same tools as top professionals is one of the best ways to develop abilities in the modern music production field. The Cape Audio College is now expanding their already world class facilities with an additional 5 new production studios featuring some of the coolest synthesizers on the market today, this will help tone hungry music producers in their quest for modern and EDM sounds. The new synths are ordered and 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
The event has kicked off with representatives from S.E.G.M.A demonstrating some fantastic new units from AVID, the makers of Pro Tools digital audio workstation software and Hardware. First up Maldwyn Greenwood (SEGMA CEO) gave some of Cape Towns local dealers a hands on demo of the new D-Command ES controller, C|24 control surface as well as the smaller Artist Control surface. These units represent the very cutting edge of DAW technology worldwide and have been fitted in some of the largest studio facilities in the world. Some of the biggest budget hollywood studios have Read more »Share
I remember a day when software controllers where these ugly grey boxes with big rubber F keys. They had nasty, complicated MIDI integration and cost more than a family car. That wasn’t all that long ago and with technology moving at such a pace I find myself wondering what we are in store for next. Minority report styled holo-decks? Telepathy controlled motorized faders? Plutonium based Wordclocks? Perhaps! But for now, we will have to suffice with the current craze that seems to be taking over the world. iPad’s and androids have found their way Read more »Share
So, you have written and produced your music, now what?
With a staggering figure of over 250 000 CD releases coming out in 2011 (this equates to over 850 new releases a day and 35 million new mp3 tracks added to the already 27 trillion different releases on the internet currently). How do you stand out of the crowd?
Hilton “Roach” Roth came through to the Modern Music Producer’s course to shed some light on this difficult subject.
Hilton has been involved in many aspects of the South African music industry: he co-founded Krushed and Sorted and the African Dope record Label 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