ASE and DWR conducts Audio Workshop for the future of sound engineering
The Academy of Sound Engineering Cape Town and DWR Distributions from South Africa, teamed up for an Audio Workshop to give the sound engineering students exposure and practice on some of the industries higher-end gear like L-Acoustics, DiGiCo and Audix. “ASE Cape Town lecturers are all active industry professionals; this keeps them engaged with the technological developments. Basically, we are massive gear heads which is the reason we want our students exposed to some of the great products that a company like DWR distributes”, says Gaston Roulstone a lecturer at ASE Cape Town. Gaston was most happy with the workshop stating, “It was wonderful for our students to get the chance to set up and listen to the latest PA system with a top end mixing console and surrounded by microphones. Allowing them to record and mix the drum kit gave them the opportunity to not only utilize the products but also to hear the various results from source to the final mix”.
Marlene Riley, a sales representative from DWR Distribution, who was also responsible for the organization of the workshop says, “It’s really important to do these things, for the youngsters to get some hands on experience to give them a look at what is out there in the real world and I hope we can branch this out to reach more students in different colleges in the future”. Jannie de Jager from DWR Distribution also went down to give a talk on the basics of lighting, “when the students graduate it benefits them to know the basics so when planning a show alongside the lighting designer, they can be equipped to handle the real world”. Gaston elaborates as well saying, “We have become more aware of the need for our 3rd year live sound elective students to be trained in lighting. We are always looking to ensure our graduate students are highly sought after in the industry”.