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Assessment Cover Sheet

All pages of this form must be submitted together with the completed assessment by no later than 4:00 pm on the specified deadline date.

SUBMISSION DETAILS To be completed by Module Leader Only


Module Code Module Leader Assessment Title
handbook and Q+)

MO3S03
Andrew Gwilliam

Module Title
Telephone Email

Recording Engineering
01443 668622 ajgwilli@glam.ac.uk

(as described in module

Portfolio Recording 1

Mode of Submission Submission Deadline:

Blackboard 9/12/2011

Atrium Reception

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All assessments submitted after the stipulated deadline but within 5 working days will be capped at 40%. A mark of zero will be awarded if the assessment is submitted thereafter unless you have been granted approved mitigating circumstances.

ASSESSMENT INFORMATION & INSTRUCTIONS

To be completed by Module Leader

Details of Assessment:
You will produce 1 recording. The recordings can be 1 of the following: a) A studio recording of music b) A live recording of music c) A 5.1 surround sound recording of music d) A realisation of the script provided In all these recordings you will take the role of producer & engineer.

For each element of the portfolio you are responsible for: a) Arranging pre-production meetings/rehearsals. b) Booking studio time and location recording equipment where necessary. c) Specifying equipment to be used. d) Completing track sheets e) Mark up sheets if you are using the analogue studios. Track sheets can be found at: http://www.soundcraft.com/pdf/track_sheet.pdf Mark up sheets for the audient desk can be found at: http://www.audient.co.uk/Techlibmain.html Mark up sheets for the soundcraft desk can be found at: http://www.soundcraft.com/pdf/markup%20sheet/ghost_markup_sheet.pdf N.B. You will need to submit an individual written report on each element of the portfolio detailing how you carried out the Assignment. Microphones used. Effects used. Processing used. Techniques used. You will need to explain why you used the techniques or processes. The individual written report will also have an evaluation on the finished element. The evaluation should be objective and should detail what you have learned and how you would improve the end product where you to carry out the task again. The individual report should also show the personnel on each recording As an appendix to the submission you will need to submit a chronological diary of arrangements made and work carried out. Submission The Submission will consist of: a) An AUDIO CD containing the final mix for the studio recording. b) An AUDIO CD containing the final mix for the live recording.

(Minimum 10 Minutes) c) An AUDIO CD containing the final mix for the realisation of the script. d) A Data CD containing the bounced files for the 5.1 recording e) A DVD/CD containing the source files for the studio recording. f) A DVD/CD containing the source files for the live recording. g) A DVD/CD containing the source files for the 5.1 recording. h) A DVDCD containing the source files for realisation of the script. i) The track sheets for each recording j) The mark up sheet (if Applicable)

k) An individual report and evaluation on each element of the portfolio. l) The diary as an appendix. If any part of the submission is missing then the work will be considered incomplete and will not be marked.

Learning Outcomes: (As specified in the validated module descriptor https://modsandprogs.glam.ac.uk/ )


a) Plan the configuration and implement the installation of studio or location recording equipment, and demonstrate skills in the calibration and technical maintenance of recording equipment. b) Demonstrate the ability to sound engineer specified record production styles and produce masters suitable for specific media.

Marking Criteria: 70 100%: The recordings have been engineered to a professional quality. There is an excellent balance in the instruments and intelligent & musical use has been made of dynamic processing and EQ. Effects have been used where necessary to enhance the track and with sound musical judgement. The track sheet and the mark up sheet are well notated. The final report demonstrates an excellent understanding of the principles underlying the practise. The evaluation shows the student is very capable of constructive self-criticism and self-development. The diary shows excellent organisational and logistical skills. 60 70%: The recordings have been engineered to a good standard. The instruments are reasonably well balanced and good use has been made of signal processing and EQ. Effects have been used to enhance the mix with an ear to the musicality of the piece. The track sheet and the mark up sheet have been adequately notated. The final report demonstrates a good understanding of the principles underlying the practise. The evaluation shows the student is capable of constructive self-criticism and self-development. The diary shows good organisational and logistical skills. 40 60%: The recordings have been engineered to an acceptable standard. The instruments are balanced and use has been made of signal processing and EQ. Effects have been used to enhance the mix with an ear to the musicality of the piece. The track sheet and the mark up sheet have been notated. The final report demonstrates some understanding of the principles underlying the practise. The evaluation shows the student is capable of constructive self-criticism and selfdevelopment. The diary shows organisational and logistical skills. 40% & Under: The recordings are of a poor or an unacceptable standard. There is little or no balance between the instruments and little constructive use has been made of signal processing and EQ. The track sheet and markup sheet have inadequate or no marking. The final report shows little or no understanding of the principles underlying the practise. The evaluation shows little evidence of constructive self-criticism or selfdevelopment. The diary shows little evidence of organisational and logistical skills.