The Cape Audio Colleges initiative to provide a professional sound rig for students personal development seems to be going quite well. The proposals have been coming in and it looks like our rig is making its way out into the clubs of Cape Town just about every weekend. This time round Mandla Mkaba and Co took advantage of the our JBL rig to organise an event in Observatory Cape Town. It was really great to see that the guys took things a step further and secured a Blackberry sponsor. By the look of Read more »Share
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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
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
Its nearly time for the Cape Audio College Annual Live and Direct party, so get ready for an awesome night featuring 5 Bands, 5 Djs, 2 Floors, 3 Bars, promo girls…the works!
On the 29th October we’re going to pack the new Zula Sound Bar at 98 Long Street with a massive line up of crazy party madness and two massive JBL rigs. The line up for the electronic dance floor consists solely of Cape Audio College students and graduates, and will be primarily playing a mix of Electro, Dub-Step, and good ol’ Drum and Bass. We will be starting the night with Django, followed by Fun Toy and then Callan Maart. You’ll then have to pardon the interruption for the first Cape Audio Kill or be Killed MC Battle (open to all – enter on the Cape Audio blog page). There will be a legendary Telefunken M80 vocal mic up for grabs (sponsored by SEGMA South Africa) and the event will be hosted by the one and only Whosane. The floor will then be handed over to the epic DJ Mezzanine who will keep the dance floor jamming till we’re all kicked out the club. There will also be a band stage hosting a line up of 5 amazing local live acts, all in one way or another affiliated with Cape Audio College. We will be kicking off with Llavado, followed by the lovely Chantal with her band LA.VI. 7th Son will then be bringing in the ska-ness, followed by the amazing Captain Stu, and ending the night with the party machines, The Rudimentals! Read more »
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
Always good to hear what our Cape Audio College graduates are doing. The Cape Audio College has been producing quality sound engineers for the past 16 years. Our graduates are working in all aspects of sound production in all corners of the globe. This time we catch up with Kyle Sanders who has been “making waves” with his band Wolftown. We thought we would catch up with him to see how things are going.
Jim Petrak is an ADR recording engineer and 5.1 surround sound mixer specializing in Dolby digital for film, and a recent AMAA(african oscar) winner. Jim kicked off his career in audio post production after graduating with a Cape Audio College Diploma in Sound Engineering. Jim started his first full time job in audio at Chris Fellows Sound Studio’s in Johannesburg, where he progressed from foley recording to ADR recording and sound design. This progression allowed him to gain intimate knowledge of the audio design process, ultimately leading him on to becoming the head re-recording mixer at Kwazi Mojo in 2006. Read more »Share
The Cape Audio January intake have been given their first AV assignment. They have to choose one of two 3 minute long video clips provided, either an action scene from the feature film ‘Hellboy 2′ or an equally exiting clip based on the ‘Halo’ computer game series.
For this particular assignment the students have access to professional sound sample libraries consisting of thousands of banks of sound effects designed to be used in audio post production work.Share