Course Title: Create a final sound balance

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5349 Diploma of Live Production and Technical Services

Course Title: Create a final sound balance

Portfolio: DSC Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 85

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


345T Media and Communication


Term2 2018,
Term2 2019


City Campus


375T Vocational Design and Social Context


Term1 2020

Course Contact: Rebekha Naim

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4849

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

The ability to effectively operate sound equipment is crucial to working in the live production industries.

In this course you will have the opportunity to learn about more complex audio signal flow and processing systems to achieve greater sound control and creativity. In the course you will work collaboratively with other students and an industry professional to create a final sound balance for a range of recorded and live (or simulated) productions. 

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CUASOU506 Create a final sound balance


1. Assess sound sources for simultaneous balance

2. Identify creative and artistic possibilities

3. Create final sound balance

4. Evaluate final sound balance

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.\

Through the application of these skills and this knowledge, you will:

  • gain a historical view of recording
  • apply sound to vision
  • assess sound sources for simultaneous balance
  • identify creative and artistic possibilities
  • synchronise sound sources
  • post produce sound
  • create final sound balance for various mediums
  • evaluate the final sound balance

Overview of Assessment

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