Production of synthetic tracks (25%)
Recording of 'live' tracks (25%)
Performance musicality and technicality (60%)
Presentation: Stagecraft, appearance and audience engagement (20%)
Peer assessment (20%)
A fully acoustic recording, using only microphones, physical instruments and vocals. e.g. duo type performance featuring one instrument and a vocal. The instrument can be anything provided it is recorded with a microphone and the performers are monitoring through headphones: acoustic guitar, electric guitar through an amplifier, upright or grand piano (not electric), or similar. Double-tracking the instrument and add harmony vocals is optional, but not a requirement. The assessment requires a minimum of two tracks (instrument and vocal). Everything in the recording must be captured acoustically with microphones and monitored through headphones.
A short recording using synthetic sources from Protools (no more than 2 minutes in length).
i) it must use no more than eight tracks;
ii) at least four tracks must be sourced from within Protools;
iii) at least one of the tracks must be captured with a microphone with the performer wearing headphones (as per Recording #1).
Reproduce a live performance made in front of an audience convincingly. A solo or duo is suggested however the size of the ensemble is the choice of the student. Recording in performance class is permitted provided that is discussed and approved by the lecturer.
Capture all the microphone signals coming off stage along with adding microphones to capture the sonic balance in the room and audience reaction.