Fall 2023 Course Syllabus
Course: MUSC-1405 (Section: 01, CRN: 90431)
Live Sound I
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Instructor Information
Instructor Mason Leleux
Email leleuxmc@lamarpa.edu
Phone (409) 984-6520
Office Sam and Linda Monroe Performing Arts Center - Room: 144
Office Hours none
Additional Contact Information none
Course Information
Description An overview of the field of live sound. Includes principles of live sound and the theory and interconnection of the components of a sound reinforcement system.
Required Textbooks Textbook Purchasing Statement: A student attending Lamar State College Port Arthur is not under any obligation to purchase a textbook from the college-affiliated bookstore. The same textbook may also be available from an independent retailer, including an online retailer.

Sound Reinforcement Handbook, 2nd Edition by Gary Davis and Ralph Jones

  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0881889008
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0881889000
Additional Materials/Resources none
  • MUSC-1327 Audio Engineering I
Learning Outcomes
  • Identify the controls of a live sound mixing board

  • Demonstrate set up for microphones and monitors

  • Identify and solve common problem within live sound

  • Interactivity between sound management, performance quality, and audience experience

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Apply commercial music sound technology to professional practice.
  • Apply commercial music performance skill to support sound engineering practice.
  • Apply basic music industry principles to professional practice.
  • Demonstrate professional behavior as characterized by a commitment to the profession. 
Lecture Topics Outline Week 1-2: Course Introduction, Overview of Practical Applications, Sound System Components and Signal Flow

Week 3-4: Microphone Techniques/Placements, and Loudspeaker and Speaker Placement

Week 4-5: Signal Flow, Routing, and System Setup for Live Band

Week 6-7: Signal Processing Essentials and Midterm Review

Week 8-9: Monitor Setup and Soundcheck

Week 10-11: Basic Mixing Techniques and Troubleshooting

Week 12-13: Consoles and Wireless Systems

Week 14-15: Artistic Expression and Final Review

Week 16: Final

Major Assignments Schedule Final Exam and Bi-weekly Quizzes TBD
Final Exam Date December 11, 2023 - 1:0 PM
Grading Scale  90 - 100=A 80 - 89=B  70 - 79=C   60 - 69=D  Below 59 = F
Determination of
Final Grade
Attendance - 15%

Quizzes - 15%

Participation  - 40% 

Final - 30%
Course Policies
Instructor Policies
  • Only students enrolled in the course are allowed in the classroom, except by special instructor permission. 
  • Please limit all electronic uses to help avoid disrupting class

Attendance Policy
  • You will have 1 free absence that will not be counted against you.
  • 5% towards your Attendance are deducted for each unexcused absences that occurs.  5 unexcused absences will result in a failing grade
  • Arriving 20 minutes or more after class starts will result in a tardy. 3 tardies = 1 unexcused absence

Additional Information none
Institutional Policies
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Academic Honesty Academic honesty is expected from all students, and dishonesty in any form will not be tolerated. Please consult the LSCPA policies (Academic Dishonesty section in the Student Handbook) for consequences of academic dishonesty.
ADA Considerations The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the the Office for Disability Services Coordinator, Room 231, in the Madison Monroe Building. The phone number is (409) 984-6241.
COVID 19 Information The Lamar State College Port Arthur (LSCPA) Student Code of Conduct COVID 19 Policy requires students who have been diagnosed with COVID 19 to report their condition directly to their local health department. Students should also contact their course faculty to report their quarantine status. In addition, this policy requires all students to wear face coverings when directly exposed to COVID 19 in compliance with the criteria included in the policy. For more information please refer to the COVID 19 link on the LSCPA website.
Facility Policies No food or tobacco products are allowed in the classroom. Only students enrolled in the course are allowed in the classroom, except by special instructor permission. Use of electronic devices is prohibited.
HB 2504 This syllabus is part of LSCPA's efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.
Mandatory Reporting of Child Abuse and Neglect As per Texas law and LSCPA policy, all LSCPA employees, including faculty, are required to report allegations or disclosures of child abuse or neglect to the designated authorities, which may include a local or state law enforcement agency or the Texas Department of Family Protective Services. For more information about mandatory reporting requirements, see LSCPA's Policy and Procedure Manual.
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Grievance / Complaint / Concern If you have a grievance, complaint, or concern about this course that has not been resolved through discussion with the Instructor, please consult the Department Chair.
Department Information
Commercial Music, Visual and Performing Arts
Chair:Richard Vandewalker
Phone:(409) 984-6520