Course Title: Mix live audio

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4371 Certificate IV in Live Production and Technical Services

Course Title: Mix live audio

Portfolio: DSC Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 140

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


345T Media and Communication


Term1 2017,
Term1 2018,
Term1 2019

Course Contact: Program Administration

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4815

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Course Description

The ability to mix audio for live performances is a crucial skill which is highly valued by employers in the live production, events and audiovisual industries.

With a focus on the basic practical approaches required to work in today’s entry level live sound environment, you will be exposed to a range of preparatory process, audio hardware and interconnectivity standards.

The course defines a minimum standard for the mixing of live audio and it will set-up essential approaches to you to develop your own own skills.

In this course you will learn the skills and knowledge required to mix audio for live performances including conferences, seminars, presentations and music.

Skills in mixing audio are developed through practice and you will learn to work autonomously in a team environment as you take responsibility for creating quality sound for audiences.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CUASOU401 Mix live audio


1. Prepare for live audio mixing

2. Undertake pre-show operations

3. Mix audio sources for live shows

4. Complete post-show operations

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate competency in the above elements. You will be able to create quality sound through:

  • Identifying the various components of a concert sound system
  • Using the advanced features of dynamics, EQ and system management
  • Applying your knowledge of technical requirements of a sound system relating to amplifiers, speakers, power and impedance.
  • Using digital signal processing (DSP) systems
  • Using digital mixing consoles
  • Using cross-overs and filters in multi band speaker systems

Overview of Assessment

Assessment for this course will involve demonstration of practical tasks and testing of your knowledge.