On Friday 26 October, after working on the CD for the last 3 and a half years, the wait was finally over for Christiaan Kritzinger who debuted his new CD “Mal Vir Jou” at the Aula building in the University of Pretoria. The show had performances by Medu, ‘n Man Soos Jan and of course Christiaan Kritzinger and a guest appearance by Richard van der Westhuizen.
Christiaan performed the tracks off of his virtually all Afrikaans CD and gave those in the audience inside information on some the songs as well as the some of the events surrounding the writing of the songs that he himself wrote. Read More
Johannesburg’s own born and bred, Daniel Baron released his debut album “It’s Time” at La Toscana, Montecasino this past Saturday.
Daniel Baron was born in Johannesburg and has been singing from a young age. He taught himself to play the drums, bass and piano. His ear for music and wide spectrum of music genre’s that influenced him while growing up has helped him become a skilled singer/songwriter.
His musical style is a mix of pop and rock, with music from the likes of U2, Def Leppard and Journey, Michael Jackson, Prince and the Bee Gees influencing him as a child and most likely his music style found on his CD today.
Daniel wrote all 12 of the songs on his album, It’s Time... Read More
94.7 Highveld stereo and Santam started spring off with a bang thanks to some awesome music, that definitely got some animals out of hiding after the winter.
Riversands farm saw a huge turnout of at least 22 000 people in attendance to see performances by the likes of Prime Circle, Lloyd Cele, ChianoSky, GoodLuck, Kongos, GoldFish, Crazy White Boy, Pascal & Pearce, Mi Casa, Locnville, Toya Delazy, Graeme Watkins Project, Tailor and even a performance by David Hasselhoff.
I got a gap to have a chat with Ross from Prime Circle after their show… Here’s what went down:
Describe Joburg Day 2012 in a sentence.
Biggest, bestest, baddest
How was show?
It was like playing to miniature city. It was freaking excellent. The Crowd kills me every time. it was beautiful... Read More
AAC, AIFF, Apple Lossless Encoder, MP3 and WAV are some of the music formats you should have heard of in the past, some possibly more than others though. These also happen to be the music formats supported by iTunes and therefore also by your iDevice… So which of these is the best music format to use and what should you look out for to unsure the best music quality of your songs to enjoy crisp, clear sound?
Lets get stuck into a quick introduction to the music formats:
Advanced Audio Coding (AAC) was designed to be the MP3 format’s successor. AAC boasts better sound quality than MP3 at similar bit rate, which is generally achieved.
With AAC the following improvements over MP3 were achieved:
- More sample frequencies (from 8 to 96 kHz) than MP3 (16 to 48 kHz)
- Up to 48 channels (MP3 su...