AS Component 1 Recording Task

AS Component 1 – Recording Task

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AS Component 1 Recording Task

Produce a stereo mix of one song by one artist from the list of 10 that meets the instrumental requirements listed below. Your choice of song must be taken from a commercial studio recording on which the artist is credited.

* Your Recording must demonstrate competencies in capture of sound and use of EQ, dynamic processing, effects, stereo, balance and blend.

* Your Recording must last between 2 and 21⁄2 minutes.

* Your Recording must meet the following instrumentation requirements:

Instruments required

List of 10 Artists:

This list is suitable for AS Music Technology students Component 1 – Recording, Paper Reference 8MT0/01. You must choose one song from the following list (List Published June 1st 2019)

  • A-ha
  • Craig David
  • Foo Fighters
  • Aretha Franklin
  • Janis Joplin
  • Jennifer Lopez
  • Otis Redding
  • The Rolling Stones
  • Ed Sheeran
  • Shania Twain


  1. hello, i am an AS music tech student and i have a question about the choice of artists. is the choice of songs up to me from the artist that i choose?

    1. Author

      Yes but the song has to be commercially available, best not to go for something too obscure. It might also be best to talk to your teacher about your choice. With my students I choose the songs for them to record so that I can cut down on recording time and get the musicians prepared in advance. What song/artist are you thinking of doing?

  2. Hi,
    I am thinking or doing a song by Ed Sheeran. So when it says commercially available, you mean one where the sheet music is available?

    1. Author

      Hi, As long as the song in question can be found on a commercially available CD by the artist you are pretty much good to go. Which song are you thinking of doing?

  3. It says that no percussion is allowed but would that include tapping an acoustic guitar whilst playing? (Not recorded separately of course)

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