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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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
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
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
In case you missed it, the Cape Audio College Live and Direct party took off last weekend at none other than Cape Towns new Zula Bar. Although a huge venue to fill, the crowds packed themselves in to enjoy our annual college party. On offer were 5 Bands, 7 DJ’s, promo girls, Disco Marv and the now legendary Kill or be Killed MC battle. The bands were great! The night kicked off with Llevado, a four piece rock outfit from Read more »Share
Its time for another Cape Audio College Open Day! 10th September 2011! To find out more about the exciting possibilities within the the sound industry come on down and pay us a visit at Unit 8b, The Waverley Business Park, Mowbray, Cape Town. We are opening our doors at 10am, and closing at 2pm. There will be guided tours of the facility, as well as an industry talk presented by Terrence Adendorff of Kfm/Primedia. Make sure you don’t miss out on this opportunity!
Last week Friday, the Cape Audio College course director, Gaston Roulstone, was asked to head through to Bellville Studios to help Theo Crous with some technical issues he was having in his studio, so Gaston organized two Cape Audio College students to join him, giving them the opportunity to chat with South Africa’s biggest selling rock producer. Both Noel Kriegler, a first year student, and Daniel Brieter, one of our second year students, were very happy to be chosen to join Gaston on his Visit. Read more »Share
The next official Cape Audio College open day is coming soon. Yes, on Saturday the 10th of September Cape Audio College will be opening its doors to one and all. So if you’re interested in finding out more about Cape Audio College, the programs offered, or just the exciting possibilities within the the audio industry in general, you better come and check it out. If you can’t handle the wait until September, just pop in for a full tour anytime between 9am and 5pm on weekdays.
Please feel free to give us a call and arrange a date and time.Share