It took me quite some time to come the conclusion that the ART PRO VLA II would be a decent compressor to add to my audio arsenal. ART have in the past and for good reason been considered by most to be one of the worst brand names (Next to Behringer) on the planet. A reputation for cheap Chinese made processors that on a regular day should be avoided like the plague. I seem to remember owning an ART “Tube” preamp that was one of the noisiest devices I’ve ever heard. This experience successfully put me off ART for a very long time. Until recently my opinions of these processors was “pure chinese rubbish”! During some midnight internet adventures I discovered many Read more »Share
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The Focusrite RED series is no stranger to us. We have fitted these premium processors in 2 of our studios and have been using the focusrite RED range for well over 10 years. To be brief, they are nothing short of spectacular. But they come (Or rather used to come) at a serious 30k + price point. Until quite recently, Focusrite were known for producing only high end processors with the obvious legacy left behind by the ISA and RED range processors. A few years ago, Focusrite delved seriously 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
Cape Audio College Lecturers receive official Pro Tools Instructor’s certification at Pinewood Studios.
Pro Tools by AVID is the worlds leading professional audio production software and hardware system. As a digital audio workstation it has been used to create countless albums, Hollywood movie soundtracks, video, TV broadcast and general audio productions. From the sound design of James Cameron’s Avatar to a plethora of award winning albums, Pro Tools is widely regarded by the professional audio industry as the best audio production system available today. The Cape Audio College has been teaching Pro Tools for the past 17 years and as a institution that has supported the system since the mid nineties it has become an integral part of our training process. Creating quality audio engineers that are ready for employment has always been our goal at the Cape Audio College which is why recently three of our lecturers have traveled to Pinewood Studios in the UK to acquire an international certification as Pro Tools Instructors with a specific focus on the new Pro Tools 10 software. 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
The Audio Factory at Cape Audio College consists of 4 recording studios fitted with a Yamaha recording console, Pro Tools software and hardware and various outboard processors. The studios also have a recording booth off each unit enabling tracking of instruments and voice over recording. Read more »Share
This Product got released yesterday and as far as i can tell there are no reviews yet but this seems to be the 1st real fully functional DAW that runs on a tablet. This is not a DAW controller or some cheap imitation according to Wave machine labs this is the real deal with everything from Read more »Share
With over 30 years of sound engineering experience Dave Subkleve sure knows sound. Dave has a passion for audio gear and software plug-ins that he uses with great skill in order to produce world-class mixes. The final year students were given an opportunity to attend an advanced mix lecture from Dave who gave them some great insight into being a professional sound engineer. “Sound Engineering is a great career choice and pays my bill, but it is not all glam. It requires hard work and dedication from young up and coming engineers”.Share