Record and mix a basic music demo

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Unit Description
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Assessment Tool
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Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver CUASOU307, 'Record and mix a basic music demo'.
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Elements and Performance Criteria



Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Clarify music demo requirements

1.1 Confirm the purpose of the music demo in consultation with relevant people

1.2 Contribute to the development of an appropriate recording plan

1.3 Agree on the method of, and format for, final recording

2. Record performers

2.1 Position performers, instruments and equipment for optimum sound quality

2.2 Check that equipment is installed and aligned correctly

2.3 Confirm that microphones are operational at all times

2.4 Route test signals to the correct signal path and check that level of test signal is correct

2.5 Create a headphone mix for performers

2.6 Capture sound sources according to the agreed recording method

3. Mix sound sources

3.1 Mix and balance sound sources to achieve required effect

3.2 Produce accurate transitions between sounds to achieve required effect

3.3 Apply effects and signal processing as required

3.4 Monitor levels according to safe work practices

3.5 Assess the quality of each recorded track, and evaluate overall mix against the purpose of the music demo

3.6 Confirm that the level of the mix is within technical limits and the required dynamic range

4. Finalise music demo

4.1 Assess mix on speakers that are appropriate to the end use of the music demo

4.2 Listen to overall mix with relevant people, and agree on any necessary adjustments

4.3 Produce a master that incorporates any adjustments and a backup copy in the agreed format

4.4 Complete recording documentation as required

4.5 Clean and restore recording location to pre-use condition