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 Higher Certificate in Sound Technology is a 1-year certificate course that gives a great introduction to the craft of Sound Engineering through theory lectures and practical hands on training. The exit level outcomes of this course is designed to ensure a competence level that will create opportunities for internships in the workplace, entry-level employment possibilities and progression to further higher educational studies. Read more »Share
We are very happy to announce that the Cape Audio College is now an official AVID learner partner. AVID is the company behind world renowned audio production software Pro Tools. Pro Tools is by far the most widely used digital audio workstation software and has been called upon to produce some of the finest audio productions on earth. As an industry standard in every corner of the globe its has become an essential tool for those seeking world class results from their audio productions. Pro Tools has been used to create Read more »Share
Karen Zoid needs little introduction here in South Africa. This premo “rock chick” has been making South African branded rock music since 2001 with the release of her debut album Poles Apart. Since then Karen released nine albums winning a SAMA (South African Music Award) in 2008 for Best Female solo artist. Karen was born in Belgium but has spent the majority of her life here in South Africa. Her stunning voice paired with her Read more »Share
This time of the year is always enjoyable here at the College, Summer is in the air and people are beginning to venture further than their living rooms again. The Cape Audio College has been throwing the Live and Direct party every year for the past five and we’ve always managed to pack in the punters and let loose for a sort of pre-exam bash. This year was no exception as one and all joined us for a great evening with some great bands and DJ’s as well as tequila girls and our annual MC battle. The venue of choice this year was Cafe Zula on Long street, an interesting and Read more »Share
And we have a winner! Over the past 3 months, CapeAudioForum.com (Our own technical forum) has been running a competition giving away an amazing microphone bundle from MXL microphones. This amazing prize was handed over to the student that showed the most active interest in the forum and was judged by quality of posts as well as involvement with other conversations. The most active member during this period was none other than 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
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
The Cape Audio College open day is here once again. We are opening our doors on the 26th of May to anyone who wishes to join the crew and get a guided tour of our facilities, a chance to chat to our lecturers and a guest talk by Cape Audio graduate, Lindsay Johnson. Lindsay has been hard at work since he left the college over 8 years ago. Lindsay is a sound production manger for Primedia who are responsible for the production work behind KFM, Highveld radio, 702 Talk and Sterkinekor (official Sony Playstation Distributors in SA). Lindsay will be sharing valuable experience along with insight into how he succeeded in the audio production business. The doors will be opening at 10am and Lindsay will be conducting his talk at 12pm. A Q&A session will be followed by refreshments and the doors will close around 2pm. SO! Be there or Read more »Share
The first day of the CTEMF (Cape Town Electronic Music Festival), workshop held at Red Bull studios, was primarily focused on the music industry. First on the coach was Hilton “Roach” Roth (African Dope / Gigham), Hagar Graiser (Jump Media / Cape MIC) and Maximillian Kaizen (Creative Commons South Africa). Having the opportunity to have 3 such knowledgeable and open speakers covering topic’s from publishing, performance rights, music copy right and creative commons opened up great debates and dialogue. With a close spotlight on SAMRO which is South Africa’s only music royalties collection agency, the artists and students had their say, with some negative and positive results beings discussed and analyzed by the 3 experts. Read more »Share