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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Set up MIDI connections and communications channels 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
114560  Set up MIDI connections and communications channels 
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 standard is to enable learners to setup MIDI equipment to ensure transmit and receive data is enabled on all MIDI channels 

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. NQF Level 3: Ear Training and Protection competencies are also 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 
Set-up MIDI equipment for a production. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
Cables selected and used are compatible with MIDI equipment 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
MIDI interface port connections are connected to ensure MIDI data flow 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
Transmit channel is set to ensure transmission of MIDI data 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
Receive channel is set to ensure input of MIDI data 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
Thru connection is connected to specified MIDI equipment to ensure MIDI data signals 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Enable MIDI functions for a recording. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
Program change is enabled 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
Bulk dump type is selected when the transfer of selected data is desired 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
Control assign is enabled to assign specified parameters to MIDI control changes 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
Tone generator system exclusive function is enabled to access MIDI data 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
MIDI time code is enabled to transmit time code data 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
MIDI data is received from transmitting machine to ensure specified MIDI functions are operating 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Use MIDI functions for a production. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
MIDI channels are allocated in the software to ensure communication 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
MIDI channels are allocated in the hardware to ensure communication 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
Program change table is used to assign program change numbers on specified MIDI equipment 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
Bulk dump data is transmitted to enable the use of selected data on specified MIDI equipment 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
Control assign parameters are used to control specified MIDI equipment 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
MIDI time code is used to synchronise a sequencer 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
Use remote to control a general MIDI tone generator for a production. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
Programs on the tone generator are selected by remote to enable program changes 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
Rotary encoders are remotely controlled to change specified parameters 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
Faders are remotely controlled to control parameters 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
On/off buttons are remotely controlled to enable on/off switching 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
Parameters are transmitted to ensure specified parameter changes 


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 software copyright, licensing terminology 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Solve problems when setting-up MIDI equipment for a production 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others in a team when setting-up MIDI equipment for a production 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Employ self management when enabling MIDI functions for a recording 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Manage information when using MIDI functions for a production 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use technology when performing general sound engineering functions 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Understand contextual world-systems setting-up MIDI equipment for 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 


    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.
     
    NONE 



    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.