This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to plan, record and mix a basic music demonstration (demo).

It applies to individuals who work collaboratively with performers to produce basic music recordings that are intended for limited circulation or reference purposes, rather than general public release.

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

Unit details

Study level:
Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each competency unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of project and work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines. Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills: - collaborate with others to prepare basic recording plans; - record, mix and finalise at least two basic music demos according to requirements.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - list and briefly describe the components of a basic recording plan; - describe the different types of equipment used to produce a music demo; - explain the issues and challenges that typically arise when recording and mixing a basic music demo, and how to address them; - outline the safe work practices that relate to the use of sound recording and mixing equipment.

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