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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Use reverb to create room simulation and effects 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
114563  Use reverb to create room simulation and effects 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Music Industry 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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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 use room simulation techniques with specific types of equipment. 

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 
Reverb time 0.3 - 30.0s
Reverb fusion 0 - 10
Iinitial delay 0.1 - 200ms
Density 0 - 3
Low pass filter 1.0kHz - Thru
Hi pass filter thru - 8.0kHz
Reverb delay 0.1 - 85.0ms
Reverb balance 0 - 100% 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Evaluate and identify simulated environmental reverb sound equipment to create sound. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
Input signal gain control is identified and evaluated to ensure attainment of required levels 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
Pre-set selection is identified and evaluated to ensure required sound 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
Equalisation function is identified and evaluated to determine the specified frequencies gain or attenuation 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
Output gain control is identified and evaluated to determine level 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
Reverb time is identified and evaluated to determine reflection times 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
Initial delay is identified and evaluated to determine timing before the reverb starts taking effect 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
Reverb balance/mix between wet and dry is identified and evaluated to determine the effect and source signal balance 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
High pass filter is identified and evaluated to establish the impact of filtering high frequencies 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 9 
Low pass filter is identified and evaluated to establish the impact of low frequencies cut off 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 10 
Diffusion and density are identified and evaluated to determine requirements for optimal diffusion and density 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Perform line checks and monitoring procedures in reverb room simulation. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
Mono return signal is selected to ensure there are no phase problems 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
Stereo return signal is selected to ensure true stereo image 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
Sound source is sent to recorded track to ensure signal flow 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
Sound source is sent to control room monitor to ensure sound source 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
Sound source is sent to headphone mix to ensure signal flow 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
Trouble shooting is implemented when required and problems evaluated to ensure sound quality, in a way that is safe to people and equipment 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Select specified reverb to create room simulation. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
Large hall simulation is selected to simulate effects 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
Large live room with hard acoustic simulation is selected to simulate effects 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
Reverb plate effect was selected to simulate effects 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
Concert hall simulation was selected to simulate effects 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
Small room with dead acoustic simulation was selected to simulate effects 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
Small live room with hard acoustic simulation was selected to simulate effects 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
Gated reverb effect was selected to simulate effects 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
Large room with dead acoustic simulation is selected to simulate effects 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
Apply the specified (Reverb) simulation to sound source. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
Sound source is received at reverb unit input to ensure signal flow 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
Output is received at monitoring source to ensure signal flow 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
Sound source is applied with auxiliary controls to enable sending signals to and from multiple channels 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
Sound source is returned via auxiliary master return controls to ensure signal flow 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
Reverb effects are applied to line inputs to ensure a wet sound source 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
Reverb effects are applied to microphone inputs to ensure a wet sound source 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
Evaluate and apply basic editing on (Reverb) effects. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
Input signal gain control is adjusted for required input level to ensure adequate level readings 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
Equaliser functions are edited to specified parameters to ensure the required results 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
Reverb time length is determined and adjusted according to requirements 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
Initial and reverb delays are adjusted for the specified time between direct sound and early reflections, to manipulate the delay time 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
Reverb balance/mix between wet and dry is adjusted to specified requirements and determine the effect on the source 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
High pass and low pass filters are adjusted to eliminate unwanted frequencies 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
Diffusion is adjusted according to requirements 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
Density requirements are determined and applied, optimally 


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 concepts, acoustics, psychoacoustic simulation, equipment types, specifications and terminology
  • Basic editing and fault finding techniques
  • First aid level 3
  • Fire safety regulations 

  • 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 troubleshooting· Employ self management when creating room simulations in general 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Employ self management when creating room simulations in general 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Manage information performing line checks and monitoring procedures in reverb room simulation 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate basic technological competence when creating room simulations in general 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Understand contextual world-systems when selecting specified reverb to create room simulation 

    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: 
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