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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Meet recording session requirements 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
114544  Meet recording session requirements 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Music Industry 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 02 - Culture and Arts Music 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2018-07-01  2023-06-30  SAQA 06120/18 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2024-06-30   2027-06-30  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This unit standard does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
The purpose of this unit standard is to enable learners to organize the basics of a recording session 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
Learners should have attained the outcomes of NQF Level 3 outcomes regarding mathematics, literacy, computers and music in the Further Education and Training (FET) Band, before embarking on learning towards this Unit Standard (since this Unit Standard builds on these competencies). Life Skills level 2 is recommended. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
The range of this unit standard is reflected in the Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Evaluate requirements for a specified production. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
Studio is evaluated to ensure recording and acoustic requirements are met 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
Producer`s role is evaluated to ensure production needs are met 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
Vocalists are evaluated to determine studio requirements 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
Musicians are evaluated to determine the requirements and instruments 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
Formats are evaluated to ensure compatibility between elements of the production 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Choose and evaluate the equipment to meet the required specifications for a production. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
Outboard gear and special effects are selected which will enhance the specified genre 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
Reverb units and delay units selected are evaluated for suitability to production requirements 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
Master keyboard is chosen and evaluated for suitability to production 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
MIDI set up selected is evaluated to ensure sound source and suitability to production needs 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
Amplifiers and monitor speakers are selected and evaluated for quality 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
Instruments are chosen and evaluated for suitability to production requirements 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
All MIDI software and plugins are chosen and evaluated for suitability to meet production requirements 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Ensure a working sound environment during a production. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
Communication skills are used to ensure a productive atmosphere 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
Studio and control room lights are adjusted to meet musical genre requirements 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
The visual contact is set-up to ensure communication 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
Closed or open head phones are evaluated to ensure recording needs 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
The talk back system is operational to ensure respectable communication 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
Select recording materials format for a production. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
Master multi track and master stereo tape type (e.g. how many tracks it can accommodate 2-24) is selected where appropriate, to ensure quality recordings 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
Tapes size (length) and quality are selected to meet recording requirements 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
Computer hard disk storage is in accordance with the accommodation of required information 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
Blank audio CDs are secured for reproduction copies 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
DAT cassettes are secured to ensure DAT recording 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
Minidisks are selected to ensure minidisk recording 


UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Assessment of learner achievements takes place at providers accredited by a relevant ETQA (RSA, 1998b) for the provision of programs that result in the outcomes specified for this unit standard.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with a relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with a relevant ETQA.
  • The relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines and the agreed ETQA procedures will oversee moderation of assessment and is responsible for moderation of learner achievements of learners who meet the requirements of this unit standard. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Credited learners understand and can explain:
  • Basic sound engineering and production concepts, acoustics, psychoacoustics, equipment and material types, specifications and terminology
  • Basic copyright and contract procedures
  • First Aid level 3
  • Fire safety requirements 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems when choosing and evaluating equipment for a production 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others in a team when evaluating musicians to determine the technical requirements 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Employ self management when evaluating and sourcing requirements for a specified production 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Manage information when selecting recording materials format for a production 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively when ensuring a working sound environment during a production 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate basic technological competence when sound engineering for a recording in general 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Understand contextual world-systems when ensuring a working sound environment during a production 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  67462   Further Education and Training Certificate: Music Industry: Sound Technology  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  61450   Further Education and Training Certificate: Film and Television Production Operations  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MICTS 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
    This information shows the current accreditations (i.e. those not past their accreditation end dates), and is the most complete record available to SAQA as of today. Some Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionaries have a lag in their recording systems for provider accreditation, in turn leading to a lag in notifying SAQA of all the providers that they have accredited to offer qualifications and unit standards, as well as any extensions to accreditation end dates. The relevant Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
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