The MAVIS Project
As part of the second year curriculum in Music Industry (Technical Production), students are involved in a major project that involves staging and recording a live performance at an established and popular Melbourne venue. The venue is the Corner Hotel, home to performances by many well known local and international acts. The performance is recorded to multi-track via Pro-Tools, as well as backed up to multi-track tape, and then mixed in RMIT’s 5.1 equipped studio, and released as a DVD in surround sound.
The Audio Visual Technology students film and edit vision in the RMIT AV studios to match recorded audio which consists of Front of House, stage monitors and, importantly, recorded audio from the event.
The project is an opportunity for students to use state-of-the-art equipment such as the SD7 in a real world, live recording scenario, working in professional venue with professional artists
The Mavis project has been running at RMIT since 2005 and each event features a variety of professional music artists and performers, who bring their own profile and prestige to the event.
The following RMIT TAFE lecturers involved are also industry practitioners, working as studio and live engineers and producers, artist managers and music promoters: