This Course will provide the students with a practical introduction to recording processes including, mixing, editing and post-production. It will aid the students to gain skills in recording studios and performance venues and get on track to a career in technical production. Also it will develop the necessary skills to record and produce music as well as live sound operation.

This course will allow the students with the opportunity to participate in recording sessions and follow the production processes through to the completion of a demo recording. Moreover, it is intended to give the students the basic skills to begin an exciting career in music sound production or for the further study.

Part B: Vocational Skills (50 Marks)

1.

(a) BSBWOR203A Work Effectively with Others

Unit Descriptor, Elements and Performance Criteria, Required Skills and Knowledge, Range Statement.

(b) CUSSMLT202A Apply Knowledge of Music Culture to Music Marking

Unit Descriptor, Elements and Performance Criteria, Required Skills and Knowledge, Range Statement.

(c) CUSMPF201A Play or Sing Simple Musical Pieces

Unit Descriptor, Elements and Performance Criteria, Required Skills and Knowledge, Range Statement.

2.

a) Live Class Notes

Introduction : Employment in the Production Industry, Review OHS, Difference between FOH and monitor, Lifting techniques, Cable and Connectors, DI sources (keyboards acoustic GTRs, CD players), Amplifiers, Vocal Microphone: Gain before feedback and stage placement, PA Lesson.

b) Studio Location

Digital recording, Types of digital recording, Introduction to the Zoom H2 portable recording device, introduction to Boss 8 track digital recorders, External microphone recording with Boss 8 track portable digital recorders, multiple microphone recording with Boss 8 track portable digital recorders, Expanding capability of Boss Digi 8 track

using external mixer and multiple microphone, Introduction to signal flow in analogue consoles. Difference between in line and split consoles, Introduction to signal flow in audient console, single sound source, Multiple sound sources, Introduction to HD24, Recording from audient console into to HD24, Multiple sound
sources.

c) Small PA Systems

Introduction: home studio monitoring, live solo and duo acts, public announcing, Basic system equipments, Setting up equipments, Power on procedure.

d) Medium PA Systems

Medium size PA systems, Introduction: small bands, live solo and duo acts (medium size venues), public announcing, Microphones, Mixing Console, Setting up equipments, Power on procedure, Level setting procedure, Occupational Health and Safety.

3. Music Culture

Introduction, What is Music?, What is Culture?, Modern music, Examining music cultures around the world, Examining Australia’s music culture, The future of Music Industry, Examining the musical instrument: Human voice, Examining the musical instruments: the guitar, Types of Guitars, Examining the musical instruments: the piano, Examining musical instruments - percussion, Examining musical instruments: Synthesizers-what is a Synthesizer, How a Synthesizer creates a sound, Signal generating and processing components, Modulation and control components, Oscillators, Common Synthesizer waveforms, Noise: Pink/red, blue, white, Reshaping waveforms, Filters, Types of filters, Cutoff frequency, Resonance, Drive, Filter Slope, Modulation, LFO Controls, LFO envelopes, Global controls, Introduction to music notation, time signatures, scales, Music theory- Chords and symbols, What is an ensemble.