DA Form 7764-16 Army Musician Proficiency Assessment (Ampa) (Music Production Technician)

DA Form 7764-16 or the "Army Musician Proficiency Assessment (ampa) (music Production Technician)" is a Department of the Army-issued form used by and within the United States Military.

The form - often incorrectly referred to as the DD form 7764-16 - was last revised on October 1, 2016. Download an up-to-date fillable DA Form 7764-16 down below in PDF-format or look it up on the Army Publishing Directorate website.

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ARMY MUSICIAN PROFICIENCY ASSESSMENT (AMPA) (MUSIC PRODUCTION TECHNICIAN)
For use of this form, see AR 220-90; the proponent agency is DCS, G-1.
DATA REQUIRED BY THE PRIVACY ACT OF 1974
Title 5, USC Section 3012; Title 10, U.S.C. E.O. 9397, as amended.
AUTHORITY:
Use to determine the auditionee's technical qualification for enlistment, initial classification, reenlistment, or classification into the
PRINCIPAL PURPOSE:
Army Music Career Program.
To determine eligibility for the Army Civilian Acquired Skills Program, initiate processing into the Army Music Career Program, and as
ROUTINE USES:
a record of the individual's technical ability and progress.
DISCLOSURE:
Voluntary.
RANK
DATE (YYYYMMDD)
CLASS NUMBER (USASOM USE ONLY)
NAME
(LAST, FIRST, MIDDLE)
PART I LIGHT SYSTEM KNOWLEDGE
1. SETUP
2. SIGNAL FLOW
3. LIGHT SYSTEM FUNCTION CHECK
PART II FEEDBACK REDUCTION
4. COMMENTS
PART III ENSEMBLE MIXING (MIX THREE SELECTIONS OF VARYING MUSICAL STYLES)
5. COMMENTS
PART IV ADDITIONAL SKILLS (MAXIMUM OF TWO (2) POINTS PER CATEGORY. SEE AR 220-90 FOR INSTRUCTIONS.) ZERO (0) POINTS (NOT
CONTRIBUTING TO MISSION), ONE(1) POINT (SOME MISSION CAPABILITY) OR TWO (2) POINTS (SIGNIFICANT MISSION ENHANCER)
6. DOUBLES (PERFORMANCE ON ANY OTHER ASI INSTRUMENT)
POINTS
7. VOCALS (VOCAL PERFORMANCE ON SAME REPERTOIRE AS REQUIRED ON DA FORM 7764-15)
POINTS
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ARMY MUSICIAN PROFICIENCY ASSESSMENT (AMPA) (MUSIC PRODUCTION TECHNICIAN)
For use of this form, see AR 220-90; the proponent agency is DCS, G-1.
DATA REQUIRED BY THE PRIVACY ACT OF 1974
Title 5, USC Section 3012; Title 10, U.S.C. E.O. 9397, as amended.
AUTHORITY:
Use to determine the auditionee's technical qualification for enlistment, initial classification, reenlistment, or classification into the
PRINCIPAL PURPOSE:
Army Music Career Program.
To determine eligibility for the Army Civilian Acquired Skills Program, initiate processing into the Army Music Career Program, and as
ROUTINE USES:
a record of the individual's technical ability and progress.
DISCLOSURE:
Voluntary.
RANK
DATE (YYYYMMDD)
CLASS NUMBER (USASOM USE ONLY)
NAME
(LAST, FIRST, MIDDLE)
PART I LIGHT SYSTEM KNOWLEDGE
1. SETUP
2. SIGNAL FLOW
3. LIGHT SYSTEM FUNCTION CHECK
PART II FEEDBACK REDUCTION
4. COMMENTS
PART III ENSEMBLE MIXING (MIX THREE SELECTIONS OF VARYING MUSICAL STYLES)
5. COMMENTS
PART IV ADDITIONAL SKILLS (MAXIMUM OF TWO (2) POINTS PER CATEGORY. SEE AR 220-90 FOR INSTRUCTIONS.) ZERO (0) POINTS (NOT
CONTRIBUTING TO MISSION), ONE(1) POINT (SOME MISSION CAPABILITY) OR TWO (2) POINTS (SIGNIFICANT MISSION ENHANCER)
6. DOUBLES (PERFORMANCE ON ANY OTHER ASI INSTRUMENT)
POINTS
7. VOCALS (VOCAL PERFORMANCE ON SAME REPERTOIRE AS REQUIRED ON DA FORM 7764-15)
POINTS
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ARMY MUSICIAN PROFICIENCY ASSESSMENT (AMPA) (MUSIC PRODUCTION TECHNICIAN)
(Score on a scale of 0-6, as prescribed below)
Evaluation Rubric
Category
0/1
2
3
4
5
6
Mix is slightly
All instruments and
Demonstrates no
Mix is greatly
unbalanced; takes too
voices audible and
Fluid and dynamic
concept of balance;
unbalanced; featured
Balance shifts favorably
Balance:
long to bring out
intelligible; balance
balancing greatly
instruments or voices
voices or instruments
with each section or
feature voices or solos;
does not change with
enhances interest in
Relative Levels
completely covered by
regularly obscured by
feature of a song.
some elements
orchestration or song
mix.
other elements.
supporting elements.
unintelligible.
structure.
Audible gates; elements
Dynamic
Dynamics processing
Utilized individual and
Little to no dynamic
lost due to high gate
Instruments and voices
Mix lacks intensity and
controls the volume
overall dynamics
Processing:
controls applied; no
thresholds;
are dynamically vibrant;
power; mix is over-
without sacrificing
controls to enhance
concept of dynamic
compressors flatten
mix is powerful and
Intensity and
compressed.
intensity; mix is
interest in mix; mix is
control.
elements; percussive
intense.
Power
dynamically flat.
intense but lacks power.
instruments lack punch.
Instruments sound
Additive EQ is the main
Overall tone is
Frequency:
Instruments start to
Instruments blend
natural and blended;
No concept of
tool for tone shaping;
unnatural or distracting;
blend; some elements
together with minimal
purposeful tone shaping
Equalization and
equalization or tone
instruments constantly
inappropriate
occasionally masked or
masking; overall tone
keeps all elements
control.
mask each other due to
equalization applied to
Tone
standing out.
enhances mix.
audible without losing
poor EQ choices.
some elements.
focus; polished sound.
Little space and/or time
Unique space and/or
Appropriate space and
Applied space effects
Mix is deep within a
No space or time
effects applied to mix;
time effects bring out
Dimension:
time effects applied to
blend the mix together;
defined space; special
effects applied to mix;
space and/or time
some elements without
Space and Time
most elements; mix is
space and time effects
space/time effects
demonstrates no
effects greatly
detracting from overall
not coherent in a
do not detract from the
greatly enhance interest
Effects
concept of dimension.
distracted listener from
mix; mix is deep,
common space.
mix.
in the mix.
song interest.
soundstage is unrefined.
Panning greatly
Panning detracts from
Mix is wide without
detracts from mix;
mix; stereo field is
Panning in a narrow
Panorama:
No panning used with
Imaging within a wider
neglecting balance on
stereo field is very
unbalanced or narrow
stereo field is
Imaging and
concurrent stereo
stereo field does not
each side; artistic
narrow; inappropriate
(10" to 12");
balanced; mono mix is
effects.
detract from the mix.
panning greatly
Width
panning for most
inappropriate panning
entirely mono.
enhances mix.
elements.
for some elements.
Mix style is unfocused
Understands
Demonstrates relevant
Inappropriate style
Synthesizes and builds
No concept of mix
or unrefined; mix is
differences between
mixing style; applied
Genre / Stylistic
applied to mix; mix does
on relevant mixing
styles or music genre
reminiscent of the
different mix styles and
special effects
not relate to the genre's
style(s) to enhance
Accuracy
mixing.
genre's mainstream
music genres; partially
appropriate to the genre
mainstream reference.
interest in the mix.
reference.
replicates mixing style.
or style of song.
11. CLASS NUMBER
(LAST, FIRST, MIDDLE)
8. NAME
9. RANK
10. DATE (YYYYMMDD)
12. COMMENTS
13. PARTS I & II LIGHTING AND FEEDBACK
GO
NO-GO
PART 1: LIGHT SYSTEM KNOWLEDGE
PART II: FEEDBACK REDUCTION
14. PART III (SCORE 0-6) ENSEMBLE MIXING
BM
SM
Balance
Dynamic Processing
Frequency
Dimension
Panorama
Genre / Stylistic Accuracy
15. PART IV ADDITIONAL POINTS (4 MAX)
16. BOARD MEMBER'S (BM) NAME
17. RANK
18. BM'S SIGNATURE
SCORES
19. SENIOR MEMBER'S (SM) NAME
20. RANK
21. SM'S SIGNATURE
FINAL SCORE
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