AL for the Arts Launch Series 2

On Thursday, 29 October Nick Matzukis from The Academy of Sound Engineering will be speaking at the African Leadership for the Arts conference. This event, brought to you by the African Leadership Academy will be the second instalment, so keep your eyes open for more to come! You can register for free here

Great News From SAMPRA

We have great news for you! The Academy of Sound Engineering is proud to have been chosen as Training and Development Partner by SAMPRA. This important development means that qualifying SAMPRA performer members may now apply for a full year’s tuition fees to be funded the SAMPRA Fund for Training and Development. To apply, follow … Continued

Recording the JPO with Evert and ASE students

Over the last four weekends, Evert de Munnik from The Academy of Sound Engineering (ASE) and Jan Van Zyl (former lecturer at ASE) recorded the Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra (JPO) season. It will be available on Computicket in middle November to stream and watch/listen. The 2nd year ASE students helped with the setup and then sat … Continued

SAMA & ASE Students

The 26th South African Music Awards (SAMA) nominations have been announced and it is with great pride that we at the Academy of Sound Engineering (ASE) congratulate all the past and current ASE students who were involved in projects that have been nominated.   Nominated for Remix of the Year: SculpturedMusic – Sad To Think … Continued

The Stormers & ASE

The Academy of Sound Engineering‘s (ASE) Cape Town campus had the privilege recently to be involved with a very special recording… We were honoured to host Western Cape’s rugby team, The Stormers for a recording of Johnny Clegg‘s song ‘The Crossing’. Produced by RJ Benjamin and recorded at our Cape Town campus, they were helped … Continued

ASE and SABC’s CxO Series

The SABC is hosting the next CxO Series Business Event, at the at M2 Studios in SABC Auckland Park with the technical assistance from The Academy of Sound Engineering (ASE). The CXO Series is an exclusive network of highly influential C-level leaders with the mission to direct, influence and leverage the digital transformation market, through … Continued

5FM’s Selective Styles Hosts Current and Past ASE Students

Academy of Sound Engineering (ASE) students & 5FM: Our very own Amogelang Moses Metebe (Ammo) along with a few other ASE students were invited to Kid Fonque‘s Show on 5FM called Selective Styles, to perform Yours Truly‘s Ep “Dreaming in Colour”. Dreaming in Colour is an EP that Ammo (amongst many other artists and producers) … Continued

Empowering a Young Music Producer

BACKGROUND: 23-year old Malcolm Windvogel from Eldorado Park in Johannesburg, lives for music. He goes by “The Producer” and produces anything from hip-hop, Rnb, House, Trap to Electronic Dance Music (EDM). “I was always interested in music from a very young age, from dancing to Michael Jackson and Chris Brown’s ‘Excuse Me Miss’, to eventually joining … Continued

The 2020 Grammy Awards

Billie Eilish cleaned up at the 2020 Grammy Awards, winning five of the six awards she was nominated for, including the night’s four biggest prizes. Eilish’s night began during the pre-broadcast ceremony, where her debut album, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? picked up Best Pop Vocal Album. She later won Best … Continued

MTN Joyous Celebrations at ASE

MTN Joyous Celebrations spent four days at The Academy of Sound Engineering (ASE) this week for rehearsals, before their live recording of the new Joyous Celebration 24 DVD and CDs, which will be kicking off on 13 December at the Sun Arena in Sun City. This gospel choir was formed in 1994 and what was … Continued

Fortnight to Black Friday – Year End Party

On Friday, 15 November, The Academy of Sound Engineering (ASE) hosted the Culture Clash Presents: Fortnight To Black Friday year-end party for its students. The venue – Kitcheners Carvery & Bar in Braamfontein. From free entrance to students, drink specials and half price burgers to 10 DJ’s specifically booked for this event, it was sure … Continued

Wild & Marr Console Training at ASE

Wild & Marr, the official distributors of Soundcraft products in South Africa, paid The Academy of Sound Engineering (ASE) a visit today to train our 3rd year Live Sound students on the Soundcraft Vi1000 console. “The Vi1000 digital mixing console represents the culmination of the groundbreaking achievements and rich feature set offered by Soundcraft’s acclaimed … Continued

The First Audio Degree in South Africa

Johannesburg-based audio college Academy of Sound Engineering (ASE) recently announced that they now offer the first ever accredited degree in Sound Engineering Technology in South Africa. The Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) Degree will delve deeper than any other qualification currently on offer at the institution with greater focus on the mathematics, physical science and electronics … Continued

Attend the Academy of Sound Engineering Open Day

The Academy of Sound Engineering (ASE) will be hosting an open day for potential students, on 17 September 2016 A New Era in Professional Audio Training – Ultimate Entertainment Education ASE has rapidly become South Africa’s premier sound engineering school, since its establishment in 1997. Catering exclusively to the dedicated student who wishes to become … Continued

AKA Launches Scholarship for Disadvantaged Kids

A young Kiernan Forbes realised the importance of a solid education as he started his career in the music industry by first studying sound engineering. Many years and a string of number one singles later, Forbes, better known by his stage name, AKA, is giving back to disadvantaged students by launching a sound engineering scholarship. … Continued

ASE featured in Pro Systems Magazine

The Academy of Sound Engineering (ASE) was featured in the latest issue of the Pro Systems Magazine with their latest state-of-the-art studios, opposite the SABC in Auckland Park, Johannesburg. Read what Pro Systems had to say: To read the original article on page 48, click here.

ATV chooses Z-CARD® to Generate Awareness

Looking for a different marketing tool to generate awareness around its Academy of Television and Screen Arts (ATV), The Academy of Sound Engineering (ASE) selected a custom-sized Z-CARD® to hand out to prospective students during presentations that it conducted at high schools. According to George Hattingh, national marketing and sales manager, the ASE wanted to … Continued

ASE to Open Cape Town Campus

The Johannesburg-based Academy of Sound Engineering (ASE) has expanded its offering to Cape Town. With the purchase of what was previously Spaced Out Studios near the Good Hope Centre, it is scheduled to open in 2016. ASE’s director, Nick Matzukis said that the decision to open in Cape Town has been on the cards for … Continued


The mother of all mixing desks at the Academy of Sound Engineering The Academy of Sound Engineering (ASE) had its work cut out when it took over one of the SABC’s mammoth Solid State Logic analog mixing desks. The challenge was to transfer it from its original studio to the ASE’s training studio control room, … Continued

ATV Increases Number Of Bursary Students

At the Afpro Connect Conference held in November 2014 at the Maboneng Precinct, MICT Seta and the Academy of Television and Screen Arts (ATV) announced the results of the 2014 Cape Film Commission (CFC)-MICT-ATV bursary programme. MICT Seta learning programme manager Ernest Nemugavhini said that the organisation was proud to be working with the Cape … Continued

Specialist Training for Professionals from ASE

The newly launched Asikhule Training Partners, the corporate training arm of The Academy of Sound Engineering (ASE), offers training to audio, video and broadcast professionals of all skill levels who are already working in the African film industry. Until late 2011 ASE, one of South Africa’s leading higher-education sound engineering institutions, offered corporate technology training … Continued

Music Business at ASE

Billed as “the premier one-stop business course for the modern musician trying to make it in the new music industry”, the Music Business Masterclass (MBM) at The Academy of Sound Engineering (ASE) is designed to train artists and managers, up to the highest professional level, in everything they need to know about today’s music business. … Continued