Course Title: Mix sound sources

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4230

Course Title: Mix sound sources

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 35.0

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


345T Media and Communication

Face-to-Face or Workplace

Term1 2012,
Term1 2013,
Term1 2014

Course Contact: Program Administration

Course Contact Phone: 03 9925 4815

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

The purpose of this course is to provide you with skills and knowledge necessary operate an audio mixing console and to make informed choices regarding a final sound mix.

After satisfactory completion of this course you will be able to:
• Connect multiple sound sources into an audio mixing console.
• Use correct gain structure and EQ settings for a variety of sound sources.
• Use outboard dynamics and effects processing
• Perform a final audio mix down of a multi instrument recording.
• Use the basic features of digital audio recording software.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

No pre-requisites or co-requistes are required.

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CUSSOU09A Mix sound sources


1.    Evaluate and optimise the sound sources 

2.    Mix sound sources

3.    Evaluate and obtain endorsement from relevant personnel 

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, you will be able to operate an audio mixing console and be able to demonstrate skills and knowledge necessary create a professional sound mix.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment for this course will involve demonstration of practical tasks and underpinning theory knowledge.