Sound Production - Live Sound Mixing


The ability to mix audio for live performances is a crucial skill which is highly valued by employers in the live production, events and audiovisual industries.

With a focus on the basic practical approaches required to work in today’s entry level live sound environment, you will be exposed to a range of preparatory process, audio hardware and interconnectivity standards.

The course defines a minimum standard for the mixing of live audio and it will set-up essential approaches to you to develop your own own skills.

In this course you will learn the skills and knowledge required to mix audio for live performances including conferences, seminars, presentations and music.

Course content

  • Equipment, Storage and Safety (OH&S)
  • Leads and Connectors,
  • Cable Rolling and Microphone Set-up.
  • Introduction to analog mixing consoles
  • Introduction to a basic PA
  • Stage Layout
  • Setting up and breaking down a system that includes a FOH desk, FOH speakers and monitors where all speakers are self powered. Mixing multiple channels of audio
  • Introduction to Digital mixing consoles.
  • Producing a competent mix.

Ideal for

This course is an ideal introduction for Creatives, Performers and Students interested in pursuing further study in Sound Production.  This course is highly recommended for students who wish to enrol in RMITs Diploma of Music Industry (Sound Production) as it contains key assumed knowledge.

Important Information

Applicants to the full-time Diploma of Music Industry (Sound Production) (1st year) may apply for a Conditional Offer upon completion of this short course. (Students must attend no less than 80% of classes.)

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On successful completion of this course you will have developed and applied the skills to be able to create quality sound through:

  • Identifying the various components of a sound system
  • Mic techniques and stage management
  • Using digital and analogue mixing consoles
  • Using the advanced features of dynamics, EQ and system management
  • Creating a final mix.


  • Basic computer skills
  • An interest in Music Production

Materials supplied

All relevant course materials including software and microphones are included.

Materials to bring

  • Pen/pencil and notebook
  • Headphones with both a standard headphone jack (Stereo) and a mini Jack (Computer output)
  • USB stick or portable storage device (must be Mac compatible)


Participants will be awarded an RMIT Statement of Participation.

Additional notes



Loki Lockwood

Loki Lockwood is a sound engineering professional with over 30 years industry experience. His work has taken him all over the world as a Front of House engineer for a wide range of bands from Alt-Country, Rock and Electronica, extensively touring USA, Europe, Japan, Australia and NZ. He has also recorded many great albums over the years including 'Wait Long by the River..." by the Australia Music Prize (AMP) winner, The Drones. Loki currently teaches in Live Production and Technical Services Sound Production at RMIT and also runs his own record label and recording studio

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