Course Title: Create a final sound balance
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term1 2007
Course Code: EMPL9695C
Course Title: Create a final sound balance
School: 345T Creative Media
Campus: City Campus
Program: C5168 - Diploma of Music Industry (Technical Production)
Course Contact : John Phillips
Course Contact Phone: 9925 4268
Course Contact Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
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Nominal Hours: 76
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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites
This involves the following key elements.
• A historical view of recording
• The concept of vision and its application to audio
• Location Recording
• Digital editing of multi-track recordings
• Post Production
• Surround Sound
• Mixing for various mediums
This course looks at creating a final sound balance, the mix-down.
It also focusses on mxing down for surround, for cinema and DVD, as well as other surround sound mediums.
Delivery is a combination of lectures, audio workstation lab excercises, and studio mixing projects.
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
CUSSOU15A Create a final sound balance
Assess sound sources for simultaneous balance
1.2 Discuss the creative possibilities for achieving the balance with
Complete documentation and other requirements
4.2 Apply critical listening throughout production to ensure that
Create final sound balance
3.1 Ensure that the relative levels of sound sources conform to
Identify creative and artistic possibilities
2.1 Explore the creative possibilities of the sound sources and makerecommendations to, or seek agreement with, the appropriate
Details of Learning Activities
Learing activities include:
* Classroom lectures
* Audio (and video) demonstrations
* Structured practical demonstrations
* Practical excercises on audio applications
* Practical classroom exercises
* Practical mixdown excercises in recording studio
* Project work competed by students throughout the semester
* Working with students from other areas
* Work undertaken outside school
Delivery in semester 1 is in classroom lectures, with practical excercises undertaken in audio workstation labs (as well as outside).
Weekly timetable below.
Delivery in semester 2 is primarily in the recording studio, working on surround mixing projects.
Labs will also be available for project work, as well as being able to work outside.
|1|| Orientation week|
|2||Mixing & Pro-Tools session revision / Polishing the T.|| Pro-Tools exercise|
|3||History of film sound|| Video in audio apps exercise|
|4||Surround sound formats for Cinema & DVD|| Music Mixdown assessment 1|
|5||Advanced Logic Pro 1 - Remixing A|| Music Mixdown assessment 1|
|6|| Re-mixing in Pro-Tools|
Mixing v Re-mixing v Production
| Re-mix exercise|
|7||Music for film|| Sound Effects editing project|
|8||Location recording and SFX editing||Sound Effects editing project|
|9|| Mixing in surround|
|Sound Effects editing project|
|10|| Dialogue recording & editing|
Logic Pro advanced 2
| Re-Mix project / Assessment|
|11||Surround mixing in Pro-Tools||Re-Mix project / Assessment|
|12||Surround sound prac exercise (in Studio)||Re-Mix project / Assessment|
|13|| Guest Lecture|
| Dialogue & Sound Effects recording & editing project|
|Dialogue & Sound Effects recording & editing project|
|15||Surround sound practical assessment (in studio)|| Sound Effects and Music project|
|16|| AC-3 authoring|
Dolby & DTS revision
| Sound Effects and Music project |
|17||Written & multiple choice Examination||Sound Effects and Music project|
|18|| Guest Lecture|
Prep for Semester 2 studio projects
|Sound Effects and Music project|
Lesson outline is subject to change without notice.
Changes will consist of re-arrangement of subject order, and will be available via online course support address listed below.
Audio in Media – Stanley R. Alten. (ideally 7th edition or later)
Mastering; The art & the science – Bob Katz
Overview of Assessment
Assessment for this course is primarily undertaken through the following:
1- Class based practical exercises/assessments
2- Project work undertaken both in the studio and edit suites for submission
3- Written examination
4- Evaluation of practical portfolio & written submissions
Students will aquaint themselves with the skills necessary to undertake music and sound for film mixdowns, in stereo and surround.
|ASSESSMENT NUMBER||ASESSMENT ||WEIGHTING
|1||Pro-Tools session & mixdown||15%
|2||Pro-Tools surround session||15%
|3||Song Re-mix production||25%
|4||Written & Multiple Choice Exam||20%
|5||Surround Music Mix-Down||25%
Delivery of this course is closely allied to the courses DEVELOP SOUND DESIGN (semester 1) and IMPLEMENT SOUND DESIGN (semester 2).
This course uses an online support and access point.
Course delivery tools are accessed through this online subject presence at:
The course delivery is based in classroom & labs in semester 1, and in Studio 3.
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