Course Title: Manage production of sound recordings

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6104 Advanced Diploma of Sound Production

Course Title: Manage production of sound recordings

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 2011,
Term2 2012,
Term2 2013,
Term2 2014,
Term2 2015

Course Contact: Program Administration

Course Contact Phone: 03 9925 4815

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

In this course you will learn specific skills related to live recording of improvised music in small to mid-sized venues. You will also liaison with artist(s) and conduct pre-production planning as well as the mixing of live recordings (in stereo).

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CUSSOU602A Manage production of sound recordings


1 Clarify Sound-recording brief

2 Organise resources

3 Prepare for production of sound recordings

4 Manage recording sessions

5 Maintain effective communication with production staff & artists

6 Manage post-production

7 Evaluate production of sound recordings

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit you will have achieved the skills and knowledge required to: plan and carry out live recordings with small ensembles and mix them in stereo; produce a Red Book Master CD-DA and have observed the mastering process by a professional mastering engineer.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment tasks include research and liaise with artist(s) prior to recording, taking part in the live recording at a nominated venue, mixing the recording in stereo to industry standards, attend a mastering session of the mixed audio.