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Audio Studio: Media and Maker Commons

 

COVID-19: Media and Maker Commons services

Limited by-appointment services for SFU Instructors only are available in the Media and Maker Commons.

All SFU Libraries are currently closed to in-person use due to the COVID-19 virus.

We continue to offer online and virtual support where possible.

 

The Audio Studio is a special recording room where you can record podcasts and interviews (and more!) with easy to use equipment and software.

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Getting started

We offer online training through Canvas to teach you the minimum skills required to operate the Audio Studio System. After this online training, you can also do some hands-on training with a member of our staff. In that training, you will review basic principles and gain troubleshooting experience to avoid common recording failures.

To schedule the Audio Studio, use the Library's booking service website. Time slots are available in 30 minute intervals, with a maximum booking of two hours. If you need additional Audio Studio time, please email the MMC staff.

Please note, All SFU Libraries are currently closed to in-person use due to the COVID-19 virus.  This includes the Media and Maker Commons.  We continue to offer online and virtual support where possible.

Tools

The Audio Studio has easy-to-use equipment specifically designed for creating podcasts and recording interviews. The RØDECaster™ Pro is a fully integrated podcast production studio including vocal microphones are designed for streamers, podcasters, and other content creators who need a versatile, easy-to-install, easy-to-adjust boom microphone setup. It also includes Audio-Technica M-Series professional monitor headphones to deliver accurate audio and outstanding comfort, perfect for long sessions in the studio and on the go. 

You can record and edit using a 2019 27-inch iMac Retina 5K, which includes Adobe Audition, Audacity, and GarageBand. If you require anything else, please let our staff know.

Examples

If you are looking to get inspired to create your own podcast, then there are thousands of examples online or your favorite podcast app.

SFU-based podcasts

Local podcasts

Support at SFU

Looking for more support on creating your podcast or interview? SFU offers a range of resources and support.

SFU Our Learning Community (OLC)

Interview question database

Teaching and Learning Centre (TLC)

Note: as of July 2019, the TLC is part of the Simon Fraser University Centre for Educational Excellence (CEE).

Podcasting and Audio Production Workshop

Voice and Presentation Skills

  • 45-minute private voice sessions
  • Workshops
  • Self-taught resources

SFU Student Services

Interview Skills