Record and mix a basic music demo

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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
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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 CUSSOU302A, 'Record and mix a basic music demo'.
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Clarify music demo requirements

1.1 In consultation with relevant personnel confirm the purpose of the demo

1.2 Contribute to the development of a recording plan that takes into account a range of factors as required

1.3 Agree on method and format for final recording

2. Record performers

2.1 Position performers, musical instruments and equipment for optimum sound quality

2.2 Check that equipment is installed and aligned correctly

2.3 Ensure 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 musicians

2.6 Capture sound sources according to the agreed method

3. Mix sound sources

3.1 Use appropriate panel controls to mix and balance sound sources to achieve required artistic effects

3.2 Produce transitions between sounds that are technically accurate and produce the required effect

3.3 Apply sonic effects and signal processing as required

3.4 Ensure that monitoring levels meet current safety standards

3.5 Ensure that the level of the composite signal is within technical limits and desired dynamic range

4. Finalise music demo

4.1 Assess the mix on speakers appropriate to the particular end use

4.2 Assess each track for correctness and quality and evaluate the mix in terms of meeting demo requirements

4.3 Listen to final mix with relevant personnel and agree on changes required to improve the quality of the mix

4.4 Incorporate final adjustments to the sound mix as required

4.5 Produce a master in the agreed format and make a backup

4.6 Keep documentation as required

4.7 Clean work environment after use and restore to pre-use condition

Qualifications and Skillsets

CUSSOU302A appears in the following qualifications:

  • CUS40209 - Certificate IV in Sound Production
  • CUS30109 - Certificate III in Music
  • CUS30209 - Certificate III in Technical Production
  • CUS40109 - Certificate IV in Music
  • CUF30107 - Certificate III in Media