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Monty Sound Production offers tuition to music and music technology students, particularly students undertaking VCE VET Music Certificate III in Music Industry (Sound Production).

Students are encouraged to identify areas of concern relating to their coursework, assessment tasks, class activities and upcoming tests/exams. Much of Monty Sound Production's Areas of Focus have been informed by the latest versions of the Core and Elective VET Units of Competence and their specific Elements and Performance Criteria, and past Aural and Written Examinations from 2012 onward.

Tuition sessions are tablet computer-based (Android/iPad) using the latest professional networked-mixer console and loudspeaker management software applications and associated, peripheral hardware. Information PDFs and videos are provided to students to consolidate the concepts covered in each tuition session.

The topics and techniques of live and studio sound production offered include:


  • Mixer Console features, functions and operation with multi-audio sources in live sound reinforcement and studio sound recording and playback

  • Mixing techniques using level adjustments, panning, equalisation (parametric and graphic EQ) and frequency identification, group channels and auxiliary bus sends for monitor mixing

  • Microphone types, polar characteristics, application/placement techniques and common paired-microphone configurations

  • Impedance and use of Direct Injection (D.I.) boxes

  • Use of dynamic sound processors such as compressors, expanders, limiters and noise gates

  • Use of common sound effect processors, such as reverb, delay, chorus, filters (phaser, flanger), amp simulators and specialty effects

  • P.A. System components (active & passive loudspeakers/power amplifiers), set-up, signal flow, gain staging, real-time analysis (RTA) tuning techniques for feedback elimination, phase issues and solutions

  • Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) multi-track audio recording techniques, pre- and post-production operations, and mastering for CD and DVD

  • MIDI sequencing techniques, use of MIDI controllers, sound synthesis and sampling/audio loop construction

  • Establishing ethernet and Wi-Fi networking connections in live and studio sound configurations 

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