Spotlight on: Kay Faith


The audio engineer and producer sheds some light on how she got her start in the industry

Karien Barnard, also known as Kay Faith, is a South African born and Cape Town based audio engineer and producer. Kay has excelled in the South African music scene, having worked with some of South Africa’s finest producers and artists such as Da Les, Tweezy, Youngsta, Ejay and Psykobeats. She has also bumped fists with some international artists like Mos Def/Yasin Bey, and Whosane. Kay strives to better the South African music scene and to ensure the world recognizes our unique talent and style. She is a recording, mixing and mastering engineer, who also produces in her spare time.

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Want to become a TOP professional AUDIO ENGINEER or PRODUCER?  Then you only need ask yourself:

  • WHO offers you the most practical, hands-on training in ALL aspects of sound engineering and production?
  • WHO gives you real-world EXPERIENCE working on LIVE gigs, commercials and on our very own Campus Radio Station?
  • WHO also helps top graduates find EMPLOYMENT with top companies?


Work Based learning


On 26 and 27th of September Cape Audio College hosted a work based learning experience to a few scholars who are interested in the music industry. Cape Audio College invited scholars from all over the Western Cape to attend and registrations took place throughout September. Karien, Marvin and Chad, from Cape Audio College, hosted the programme to showcase what the college has to offer.

On the 26th of September the workshop kicked off with a tour of our facilities. The tour always creates excitement about the possibilities of studying at Cape Audio College. After the tour, attendees met inside the Lecture room where a quick workshop on DJing was presented by Chad. Attendees had a break and were then met by Marvin for a session on live sound.

The 27th was left open for production. Attendees had the opportunity to put their minds together and create a track of their own. With Chad and Karien guiding them through the process, the attendees were able to create a song from scratch. The day ended off with a few photos of the attendees and review of their experience. This is what the attendees had to say about their time at Cape Audio College: