LismoreSession 2Session 2

Unit description

Builds on the skills and knowledge developed in the unit Sound Production I with a focus on developing a thorough understanding of theoretical concepts related to live sound recording and the fundamentals of acoustics and sound spatialisation. This unit will develop the student's skills in the technical operation of equipment utilised in live music events including concerts, recording studios, video broadcasts and radio studio environments.

Unit content

  • Historical overview PA system hardware development.
  • WHS in relation to electricity and power distribution systems
  • Sound theory
  • Production planning
  • Sound design
  • Analog and digital technologies used in live sound production
  • Concert pre-production
  • Spectral sound analysis
  • Contemporary live sound practices used in the music industry
  • Variable gain amplifiers and time modifiers
  • Sound reproduction for other media (social media, television, film, multimedia installation)
  • Emerging technologies, audio monitoring, wireless controllers, digital protocols

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Prescribed texts

Session 2

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment


Teaching method
Lecture on-site 1 hour/weekly ((12 weeks))
Tutorial on-site 1 hour/weekly ((12 weeks))
Practical session 1 hour ((12 weeks) )
Research report and audio folio50%
Practical skills20%
Exam: closed book30%

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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Fee information


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