International Synth Day
Cape Audio College hosted an event called International Synth Day to commemorate the life of the late Robert Moog, who introduced the first modular synthesiser to the public in the 1960s. Students & synth enthusiast brought their synths.
Concert In The Parks 2019
Our Cape Audio College Live & Direct Crew had a very busy few months by providing full technical support for the 2019 season of Concert In The parks that ran from January-April 2019. Our Live Direct Crew are up at the crack of dawn ready to set up at 06:00 am. The headline acts that performed were Jimmy Nevis, The Rockets, The Rudimentals, Sipho “Hotstix” Mabuse.
YoungtaCPT Private Album Listening Session
On the 21st of March 2019, Cape Audio College hosted an invite-only Listening Session for YoungstaCPT’s Debut Album 3T. The album has been in the making for the last few years. The entire album was recorded, mixed & mastered here at Cape Audio College by Kay Faith. In attendance was Sole DXB.
YoungstaCPT School Tour.
20 Schools, 14 Days. Cape Audio College Live & Direct has the opportunity to supply full technical support for YoungstaCPT’s School for 2019. Some of the schools the tour happened at is Kengiston High, Elsies River High, Portlands High, Fairmount High, Steenberg High & Plumstead High. Each Day, our Live crew would arrive an hour before youngstaCPT to make sure the entire PA and make sure everything sounded crisp. Once the first show would end, the live crew struck the PA and on to the next show, they went.
Career’s Day Workshop 26-28 March
Cape Audio hosted our first career’s day workshop for 2019 from the 26th-28th March. It was the largest attendance we have had with over 50 eager to learn the in’s & outs of the Sound Engineering field. Each day the students would learn a different field such as a Live Sound Demo, Introduction to Mixing & Mastering and I music production workshop where students get to make some music in Ableton.
Please join us for our next Open day on the 14th of September 2019,
Are you interested in making music your full-time career? Are you a producer, rapper, musician, engineer or interested in becoming one? Is the world of Audio Post Production a field of work that makes you think, “can I make a career out of this?”
At Cape Audio College you can make your dreams come true with a range of high standard courses, both part-time and full time. Join our open day and enjoy a tour of the college, interaction with the lecturers and attend a presentation by our head of the institution. Tea, coffee and muffins will be served throughout the day.
We look forward to seeing you at our open day on the 14th of September 2019 at our campus in Mowbray.
To confirm your RSVP, please press the link below:
The other day, ex graduate Kelly Laskey came for a visit. We sat down and caught up with her and see what the Sound Engineering Field has taken her.
When did you study here at Cape Audio College??
What Was Your Favourite part of studying Cape Audio College?
The access to high-end equipment that was always at my disposal and the people that were always around willing to help, whether it be lecturers or other students. We were all in it together, and everyone loved what we did. It was a passion that drove people at CAC, not money or a job.
Current job/ previous jobs since studying here??
After studying I went into live sound as a freelance engineer for a year, then hustled my way into the film industry as a sound utility technician/sound assistant for 2 years, and now I am a boom operator. I work mainly on international long-form productions (movies or series longer than 4weeks)
What international projects have you worked with??
Every project is different and as a boom operator, you work with whatever location sound mixer the production company hires. I have worked with a few international mixers from America, Germany, England and Canada. But the South African location sound mixers I have worked with have all been amazing.
What advice would you give the current students at Cape Audio College??
Sound is a crazy industry, there are many paths, whether you want to produce or mix or master, or perform or do theatre or do live sound or end up in the film industry, there are many possibilities that all follow the foundation of sound. As a boom operator, I get to play with sound in a way that is different from how a producer would. So my advice is: There is a foundation of the sound that we all learn in the first year, the way sound works and how we hear it that is the most important thing we need to remember. No matter what avenue of sound you want to go down the fundamentals is the same. Never forget the fundamentals!
What international productions have you worked??
Jobs I’ve worked on include :
Indian detective (Canadian)
Deutschland 86 (German)
Inside man 2 (American)
Our Girl 3 and our Girl 4 (British)
Alles Malan (South African)
‘N Ander men’s (South African)
Bulletproof 2 (American)
Anything you wish you had done differently?
I regret not spending every day, all day at college. Many people from different walks of life are always in the studio or are studying with you or are lecturing you and I never spent enough time getting to know the people around me. You never know what connections could be made in a place like a Cape Audio College. We chose to study something very specialised, nobody studies sound not knowing what they want to do with it. My peers have gone to do cool things like an engineer for good luck or own their studio or start their own media production company.
Sound is cool. I got into sound because I loved music and I loved playing the drums and bass guitar. I studied at CAC thinking I want to be in the studio making music then when I was here I discovered I wanted to do post-production but then I fell in love with being outside and doing live sound because it kept me active and I got to be a badass sound engineer in lots of locations. Little did I know the film industry always had my heart and doing sound on set was a whole new world of sound I loved. My point is there is so much out there and the more you get to know the sound and the more you explore her you realized how incredibly intricate she can be.
AN INTRODUCTION TO THE CRAFT OF SOUND ENGINEERING THROUGH THEORY LECTURES AND PRACTICAL HANDS-ON TRAINING.
The course is primarily vocational and serves to provide students with basic introductory knowledge, cognitive and conceptual tools and practical techniques for further higher education studies. It includes simulated work experience in the form of practical operation and completion of audio projects in our many practical labs and studios.
Do you want to take your bedside producer skills to the next level? Are you interested in becoming a Production Assistant, Composer, Music and Dialogue Editor, Mix Engineer Studio Assistant, Audio Post Production Engineer, Mastering Engineer,
Our course covers remixing, producing and recording new age bands and modern electronic music production. Students will not only gain access to the industry-standard digital audio workstation and digital production software but also to great analogue recording studios, meaning they will be able to not only arrange and sequence music but record artists and musicians, thereby taking production to an international level.
Are you interested in making music your full-time career? Are you a producer, rapper, musician, engineer or interested in becoming one? Is the world of Audio Post Production a field of work that makes you think can I make a career out of this?
At Cape Audio College you can make your dreams come true with a range of high standard courses, both part time and full time. Join our open day and enjoy a tour of the college, interaction with the lecturers and attend a presentation by our head of the institution. Tea, coffee and muffins will be served throughout the day. A special guest lecture by an ex-graduate at 13:00 pm.
We look forward to seeing you at our open day on the 27th of July 2019 at our campus in Mowbray. In order to register, please send your “name” and “#openday” to 083 245 5582 or call 021 448 8383.
To Confirm your RSVP, please press the link below: