Course Title: Create a final sound balance

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6150 Advanced Diploma of Music Industry (Sound Production)

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


Term1 2017,
Term1 2018

Course Contact: Program Administration

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4815

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Course Description

This unit covers the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to create a final sound balance for a production. A wide range of sound equipment and techniques for mixing and recording sound is covered, along with the ability to supervise others, including engineers, sound mixers, sound editors and other studio technicians. The ability to solve problems that arise in the context of creating a final sound balance is essential.

This course applies to individuals who work creatively and collaboratively with sound engineers, sound mixers, sound editors and studio technicians to create a final sound balance for a range of recorded and live 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 be able to complete a final sound mix / bounce in a high end audio production environment.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment for this course will involve completion of practical tasks to a satisfactory level and testing of your knowledge.