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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Intermediate

Unit aim

Builds on the skills and knowledge developed in the unit Sound Production I with a focus on developing a thorough understanding of theoretical concepts related to live sound recording and the fundamentals of acoustics and sound spatialisation. This unit will develop the student's skills in the technical operation of equipment utilised in live music events including concerts, recording studios, video broadcasts and radio studio environments.

Unit content

  • Historical overview PA system hardware development.
  • WHS in relation to electricity and power distribution systems
  • Sound theory
  • Production planning
  • Sound design
  • Analog and digital technologies used in live sound production
  • Concert pre-production
  • Spectral sound analysis
  • Contemporary live sound practices used in the music industry
  • Variable gain amplifiers and time modifiers
  • Sound reproduction for other media (social media, television, film, multimedia installation)
  • Emerging technologies, audio monitoring, wireless controllers, digital protocols

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 demonstrate an understanding of specific sound reinforcement and amplification theory Knowledge of a discipline Lifelong learning Communication and social skills
2 demonstrate an ability to operate various hardware and software found in the live sound environment Lifelong learning Communication and social skills
3 demonstrate a understanding of the safe operation of sound reinforcement and amplification equipment Knowledge of a discipline Lifelong learning Communication and social skills
4 demonstrate an understanding of the use of specific sound reinforcement and amplification systems Knowledge of a discipline Lifelong learning Communication and social skills
5 demonstrate competency in the setting up and operation of a concert live sound system including the stage, fold-back and front of house audio equipment Knowledge of a discipline Lifelong learning Communication and social skills
6 demonstrate an understanding of pre-production planning and management in relation to audio projects that use sound reinforcement and amplification systems. Knowledge of a discipline Lifelong learning Communication and social skills

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. demonstrate an understanding of specific sound reinforcement and amplification theory
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  2. demonstrate an ability to operate various hardware and software found in the live sound environment
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  3. demonstrate a understanding of the safe operation of sound reinforcement and amplification equipment
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  4. demonstrate an understanding of the use of specific sound reinforcement and amplification systems
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  5. demonstrate competency in the setting up and operation of a concert live sound system including the stage, fold-back and front of house audio equipment
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  6. demonstrate an understanding of pre-production planning and management in relation to audio projects that use sound reinforcement and amplification systems.
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
    • GA6: Communication and social skills

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.