AVID S6 Suite & Live Room

The AVID S6 control surface is the very latest in cutting edge technology from the makers or Pro Tools.The Cape Audio College is the very first audio training institution in the world to fit an AVID S6 console. With this new system paving the way for professional DAW control, the S6 is finding its way into some of the most successful studios around the world. With immense control and unmatched workflow, this surface will provide Cape Audio College graduates with an upper hand when seeking employment nationally and internationally.

The studio itself is equipped to deal with the most demanding of recording and mixing tasks and is capable of creating world-class productions. With some of the most sought after outboard processing available, students can gain a real sense of how a high-end studio operates. The S6 suite is a dedicated training environment for third year students studying a Diploma in Sound Technology and Production, but is also used for professional productions by some of South Africa’s more well known artists and engineers during down time.

The AVID S6 suite also features a 150 square meter, double volume live room with three dedicated isolation booths. The live space is acoustically treated to provide excellent sound control and can accommodate even the largest band. A loading bay is available for direct loading of equipment into the live room and communications are provided for using infrared CCTV cameras and hear back, talkback systems.


  • AVID M40 S6 control surface (32 faders)
  • Unity Audio Boulder Monitors
  • Unity Audio Avalanche subwoofer
  • ADAM A7X near field monitors.
  • Yamaha NS-10m Studios.
  • Hearback headphone distribution.
  • 32 I/O Pro Tools HDX system. (Pro Tools 11)
  • Motu Midi timepiece
  • 3 x Avalon 737 microphone preamps.
  • 8 x Focusrite ISA 828 microphone preamps.
  • 16 x AVID digitally controlled microphone preamps
  • 2 x Maag EQ4
  • AML Pultec EQP-1A
  • AML Pultec MEQ-5
  • Focusrite RED 2 EQIGS S-Type bus compressor
  • 2 x API 527 compressors
  • 2 x Purple Audio Action Compressors
  • Looptrotter Monster Compressor
  • Eventide H7600 Ultraharmonizer
  • Focusrite RED 3 Compressor
  • Microphones from Neumann, AKG, Royer, Shure.

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