This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to plan, organise and produce audio recordings.  It applies to individuals who work collaboratively and creatively with artists and performers to produce audio recordings for distribution via any media. 

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 unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of 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: - develop creative sound concepts for recording projects; - work creatively, collaboratively and constructively with others to produce at least two sound recordings for distribution; - adjust recordings to achieve project outcomes, and; - document the evaluation of the recording process, outcomes and own role. Note: If a specific volume or frequency is not stated, then evidence must be provided at least once.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - describe the production requirements that may impact decisions about recording projects; - explain the legislative requirements that relate to sound recording; - explain how different recording and performance environments affect sound, and what adjustments can be made to produce required sound recordings; - explain the sound equipment required for a range of recording situations; - describe techniques for evaluating the quality of a sound recording, and; - explain the issues and challenges that typically arise when producing sound recordings, and how to address them.

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