Live Sound

Course Description

The purpose of this course is to introduce the student to the basic equipment used at a live event. Students will explore the design and components of a basic sound reinforcement system and the theoretical and practical skills required to select, set-up, troubleshoot and break down an effective Public Address (PA) system. Students will also be introduced to the advanced principles of live sound production and the role and responsibilities of a sound engineer within this context. Students will be assessed on their ability to evaluate, plan, manage and operate the live sound requirements for a live event.

Content overview
The basic Public Address (PA)
Venue considerations
Set up and break down protocols
Sound check
The monitors and feedback
Designing for intelligibility
Acoustic considerations
Front of house sound system design and operation
Monitor engineering
Advanced live sound technologies
Advanced live mixing techniques
Recording the live event


Logistical details

8 weeks consisting two 90 min lectures per week. (Lectures could take the form of practical demonstration, discussions or formal lectures).

Lectures will be held 2 evenings each week.

Students will be expected to do additional practical time. 

In addition to the scheduled lectures, CAC facilitator will conduct an assessment opportunity for students that will consist of a live event.


Registration closes: 9 March 2020

Course starts: 9 March 2020

Course Duration: 8 weeks

Full time/Part time: Part time.

Price: R14 500.00

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