Live Sound Jazz & Pop 2

Module code
Curricular domain
Profile, extension and depth: Practical & Theory Classes
Group size
Number of course weeks
Class duration
One 120-minute lesson per week
Total contact hours
20 hours
Study load
8 hours

Form / content / level

Sufficient knowledge of the basic adjustments for mixing consoles, signal flow, auxiliary structure and effects, etc.
See Competencies Matrix.
Developing sound mixing skills.
Relation to other modules
Related to the band modules.
This selective module will consist of three theory classes and four practical sessions, and will focus on live work.
Subjects comprise: Building up the equipment on stage and positioning the backline, microphones and monitors; equalizing and delay adjustments for the venue where you are mixing; connecting the cables both to and from the mixer; considering safety issues for both the musicians and the public; making a complete auditorium mix and a monitor mix; making recordings of the band that you are mixing.
During the practical sessions, you will twice make auditorium and monitor mixes of a Jazz & Pop band at a Black Hole concert. This will be under supervision. You will repeat this for the final two practical sessions but will then be working completely independently.
Once you have completed Live Sound 2, you will receive a request for your services as a sound engineer. This can be for internal or external concerts and often involves “student assistant” fees by way of payment.
Mode(s) of instruction
Group classes.
Material & Tools
Student activity
Mixing a band including monitor.

Examination and assessment

Mode(s) of assessment
Assessment by the instructor at the end of the module.
Students should have mastered the elements described under Contents.
Pass requirements
The student has completed this module if he is awarded a minimum grade of 5.5.
Examination procedure
Students are assessed at the end of the module. The assessments comprise evaluations of students' performance during the lessons and, if applicable, public performances.
Resit options
See the Education and Assessment Plan.

Module summary

This selective will consist of three theory classes and four practical sessions, and will focus on live work.