Course Title: Mix live audio

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5231

Course Title: Mix live audio

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 140.0

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


345T Media and Communication

Face-to-Face or Internet or Workplace

Term1 2011,
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 required to mix audio for live performance.

After satisfactory completion of this course you will be able to:
• Identify the various components of a concert sound system
• Understand the advanced features of dynamics, EQ and system management
• Understand the technical requirements of a sound system relating to amplifiers, speakers, power and impedance.
• Become familiar with modern DSP use and digital mixing consoles
• Understand the role of cross-overs and filters in multi band speaker systems

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CUESOU04C Mix live audio


1Tune and balance audio equipment

2Mix audio sources

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, you will be able to make informed decisions regarding the setup and tuning of a sound system and have the ability to perform a live mix.

Overview of Assessment

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