How was the first sound recording done?

August 3, 2017 12:00:00 AM EAT / by Mutindi Musimba posted in ADMI, music production, Sound Engineering, SOUND, sound recording


Did you know that humanity's first recording was done by Édouard-Léon Scott de Martinville in 1860 in Paris? Édouard-Léon Scott de Martinville invented sound recording when he thought of a machine that does for the ear what the camera did for the eye.  He called it a phonautograph and it inscribed airborne sounds onto paper, over time, to be studied visually. These recordings he called phonautograms. These phonautograms however could not be played back, they were simply inscriptions of the sound captured.
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December 23, 2016 3:35:17 PM EAT / by wilfred Kiumi posted in Blog, jobs, music production, Vacancies


The Africa Digital Media Institute (ADMI) is a leading creative media and technology training institution, offering practical courses in Film and TV Production, Mass Communication, Music Production, Sound Engineering, Animation & Motion Graphics, Graphic Design, Digital Marketing, Photography, Multimedia, and Digital Marketing. A truly pan-African institution, ADMI hosts students from more than 10 countries at its Nairobi campus.

ADMI combines high-spec technical training in creative media and technology with intensive digital and soft-skills coaching, along with a rigorous apprenticeship process, to achieve a 100% placement rate. Collectively, ADMI and its Foundation and Studios form an innovative learn-and-work social enterprise whereby young creatives get the training, mentorship and resources they need to turn their passion into a profession.

ADMI aims to double its student body in January 2017 and is currently undertaking global searches to recruit Adjunct Faculty for our expanding Music Production & Sound Engineering Program with expertise in one or more of the following areas:

  • Acoustics Fundamentals
  • History of Music & Music Technology
  • Intro to Live Sound and Live Sound Setup
  • Critical Listening
  • Basics of Music Production
  • Songwriting and composition
  • Arranging
  • Artist Development – Performance
  • Composing for Media and Games
  • Music Business
  • Advanced Acoustics - Studio
  • Digital Audio Editing
  • Intro and Advanced Mixing
  • Mastering
  • Advanced Music Production
  • Music Synthesis
  • DJing & Half Life
  • Live Sound Concert
  • Multitrack Recording for Studio & Live
  • Digital Audio Environment

As a member of ADMI’s faculty, you provide valuable mentoring for tomorrow’s leading digital professionals and creative entrepreneurs. You'll bring passion and expertise to student instruction using innovative teaching methods and reflecting on the latest industry trends in your discipline. You will join a team of inspiring composers, musicians, and live and studio sound engineers and work closely with our learning specialists in order to redefine higher education for the creative industry.

If you are highly motivated to create more opportunities for young people in the creative media and technology space and believe strongly in relevance and quality in higher education, we’d like to hear from you! Please share your CV and professional portfolio to

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