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
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A few days ago, the Cape Audio College sealed a deal with audio peripheral manufacturers AKAI professional. AKAI are the company behind the legendary MPC series of hardware samplers (Used extensively by just about everyone who has ever released a Hip Hop album) and the stella APC40 Ableton Live controller that is currently a preferred favorite by Ableton experts everywhere. Apart from that, AKAI also manufacture a range of extremely hard waring and high quality software controllers. The MPK series offers unparalleled functionality paired with the very best build quality, and should be seriously considered for those in the market for a decent controller keyboard. AKAI also manufacture a range of Read more »Share
Well we were all very impressed with the Prism Sound Orpheus when it first reared its head almost a year ago. But! The price made most of us run for the corner shop in hope of purchasing a winning lottery ticket. Having said that, very soon, Prism Sound will be releasing the brand new Lyra interface. The Lyra is basically a scaled down Orpheus that comes in 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
Recently we where visited by one of our old graduates, Ernie B St Clair. Ernie studied here at the Cape Audio College 11 years ago and has enjoyed quite a lot of success as an artist and producer. It seems that Ernie is doing quite well for himself, with a SAMA nomination last year and a tour coming very soon, it’s clear that there are a lot of opportunities out there for talented young artists. We had a few minutes to catch up and have a chat about what Ernie has been up to and where his career has taken him now, 11 years later. Read more »Share
There is a common misconception that an Audio Engineer primarily works in a recording studio with a band. Many think that there is very little scope when it comes to job opportunities and areas of exploration. Nothing could be further from the truth. The Audio Engineering world covers a vast array of industries and places audio professionals in a multitude of unexpected positions. Think about it. Every time you hear something come out of a speaker, a number of audio professions where more than likely involved. That is why it is so important for us as an audio training institution to expose our students to as many of those possibilities as we can. To move them away from this preconceived notion that success only comes in the form of a gold record. And a sustainable career is often found in other areas of the sound industry other than music production. Read more »Share
A couple of weeks ago we were lucky enough to be able to attend the Commonwealth broadcasting association, Sound on Sound, Prism sound & SADiE African tour hosted by SEGMA (South African Distributors of SADiE, Prism sound and ADAM) at SABC’s beach road studios. Those that attended where treated to theory lectures and practical demonstrations by world renowned Audio Engineer Hugh Robjohns and BBC producer Peter Nash. Peter Nash presented a fantastic demonstration of the the new SADiE native DAW along with a product showcase of SADiE’s LRX2 high end location recorder. Highlighting workflow innovations specific to the SADiE DAW. And in an industry where time is money, any workflow innovations are always welcomed. Read more »Share
Every now and then we get the opportunity to let some of our students loose in a working studio to gain a little experience of the outside world. As we all know, Audio Engineering is not something you can learn from books alone. This creative field requires a lot of time in the studio and without the right exposure, it becomes difficult to know the direction you should be heading in. This is why we find it so important for our students to Read more »Share
Last year the Cape Audio College had the privilege of being visited by Sound on Sound Magazine’s technical editor Hugh Robjohns and BBC programme creator Peter Nash while they where conducting their world wide Mic to Monitor tour. The purpose of last years SA visit was to promote the incredible Prism Orpheus interface and the new Native version of the hugely respected audio software and hardware from UK based high end audio masters SADiE. Students had the opportunity to chat to Hugh and Peter and came away from the demonstration with some valuable insight from these high profile engineers.Share