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Dane Taylor

Teaching Fellow

Personal profile

Personal profile

Dane Taylor is an award winning engineer from Cape Town, South Africa. He is an experienced music producer, sound recording and mixing engineer. He has operated a successful sound studio for the last 10 years serving local and international clients in the music, film and television industry. He has credits on productions for the likes of BMW, Audi, Virgin, Red Bull, Puma, Vice etc, and numerous other short films and documentaries.In his career, Dane has undertaken a variety of positions, that include location sound recorder, mixing engineer, post-production/sound designer and sound supervisor. Dane Taylor holds an MSc in Music Production from Berklee College Of Music in Boston, USA. He was awarded a bursary for exceptional work during his studies.He has also served as lecturer for the degree programme at SAE in Cape Town for the past 5 years and has been instrumental in his students careers.Many of the projects Dane is involved in continue to win and be nominated for awards in the different facets of the industry, whether it be a hit song charting on the radio, a commercial on television or a film based project, Danes expertise, effort and care allow him to constantly deliver work at a high level, keeping him present within this cutting edge entertainment industry we are all positively influenced by.

Research interests

- The relationship/connection between the conscious and subconscious state of mind and how it effects our creativity in different facets of the filmmaking process.

- Dolby Atmos mixing techniques for filmmaking and post-production.

- Immersive sound for filmmaking



SAE Institute Cape Town Lecturer 2016-2020


FTA207 The Music Promo

FTA212 The Art Of Sound

FTA109 Introduction To Sound

Awards and honours

South African Music Award (SAMA) winner - 2017 Best Engineered Record Of The Year

2017 Winner - South African Music Awards (SAMA) Best Engineered Album Of The Year - Arno Carstens - Die Aandblom 13

Award Winning Works

2021 WInner - South African Music Awards (SAMA) Beste Kontemporêre Musiek Album - Die Heuwels Fantasties - Herverbeel

2020 Winner - South African Music Awards (SAMA) Best Rock Album Of The Year - Francois Van Coke - Dagdrome in Surburbia

2018 Winner - South African Music Awards (SAMA) Beste Pop Album Of The Year - Kurt Darren - Laat Die Dansvloer Brand

2015 Winner - South African Music Awards (SAMA) Best Rock Album Of The Year - aKing - Morning After

Multiple South African Music Award (SAMA) Nominee

Education/Academic qualification

MA equivalent - Berklee College Of Music

Person Types

  • Staff