Course Title: Mix recorded music

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5378 Diploma of Music Industry (Sound Production)

Course Title: Mix recorded music

Portfolio: DSC Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 50

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


345T Media and Communication


Term2 2018

Course Contact: Rebekha Naim

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99254815

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

The unit describes the skills and knowledge required to mix music that has been recorded live or in a studio. It involves balancing all instrumentals, vocals and recorded/imported sounds, and adding effects.

It applies to individuals who work with clients and colleagues to mix down existing multi-track recordings to formats ready for mastering.

This unit will focus on supervised recording studio use and tuition, completing the final mix of material recorded in the recording studio. Students will cover the practice of final sound mix-down in a professional studio environment.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CUASOU409 Mix recorded music


1. Prepare for music mix

2. Mix music elements

3. Finalise mixing operations

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to complete a multi channel music mixdown, utilising large format consoles, hardware & software processors through a variety of monitors.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment tasks in the course include a group based recording and mixing project, undertaken in an industry standard large format sound production studio.