Subject to enrolment quotaRecommended unit for BMus (Contemporary stream) students
Introduces the essential concepts of audio design as they relate to live and recorded music. Students develop an understanding of signal path, microphone selection and placement, attenuation and gain structure, leads and basic wiring, integrated and component PA systems, crossovers and equalisation, processing and live mixing. Students are also introduced to basic recording principles, analogue and digital techniques, signal routing and processing.
|Unit name||Foundation Audio|
|Faculty/School||Faculty of Arts
Tasmanian College of the Arts
|Coordinator||Mr Stewart Long|
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).
Unit census dates currently displaying for 2017 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2017 will be available from the 1st October 2016.
|Band||CSP Student Contribution||Full Fee Paying (domestic)||Field of Education|
|1||2017: $793.00||2017: $2,207.00||100101|
Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.
Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.
2 x 90 mins lecture/workshops weekly (13 wks)
PA Set and Tune (EQ) (20%)Tutorial Presentaion (20%) Recording Folio (60%)
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Flexible Study Options
Sound Reinforcement Handbook, 2nd edition. Davis and Jones. Yamaha publishing, 1989
|Recommended||Live Sound Mixing, 5th edition. Duncan Fry. Roztralia Productions, 2000|
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