When & Where

Quick Facts

  • Availability Late starts accepted
  • Tutor Matthew Gardner
  • Course Code W23MPPC01B
  • Suitable For 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

What you will learn

Set-up and run a live PA system using a digital mixing desk. Learn how to use complex audio FX chains and routing to record and mix live. You will also set-up and run a PA at a live gig.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Sound engineer live gigs
  • Use a digital mixing desk
  • Create your own custom presets on a digital mixer
  • Record live audio
  • Handle multiple layers of audio inputs, outputs, and auxiliary busses


  • Full fee
  • Concession fee
  • Class format and activities

    Practical workshops Class discussion Listening assignments Note taking Audiovisual presentations Group and individual projects

    Entry requirements

    You will have a strong interest in music and audio equipment. You will have completed Live Sound Engineering 1 or have a similar level of knowledge.

    What you need to know before you enrol

    Handling and lifting of audio equipment such as microphone stands, cables, speakers and mixer consoles are an essential part of this class. Advice on safe handling of equipment will be given at the beginning of the course. Due to the nature of the instruments/content of the course you might be exposed to high volume levels. We strongly encourage everyone to bring a pair of ear plugs to every lesson.

    What you need

    Pen and paper to take notes A USB memory stick to save your work Handouts and materials given by the tutor

    What you can do next

    Live Sound 3, Home Studio Recording & Music Production, Sound Engineering & Studio Production 1, Logic for Beginners, Mixing and Mastering 1