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.
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.
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.
If you are looking to get inspired to create your own podcast, then there are thousands of examples online or your favorite podcast app.
- Equilibrium: The SFU Economics Podcast
- Best of the WWEST: Westcoast Women in Engineering, Science and Technology
- It Takes All of Us: Sexual Violence Support and Prevention Office
- Research in Focus Podcast
- Brand Meets Audience
- SFU Metro Conversations
- SFU OLC Podcast
- Peak Speaks Podcast
- The Scary Librarian
- Language U Podcast
- Below the Radar
- Panic Dots Podcast
- Pop This Podcast
- CBC Podcasts
- Warriors Bards and Brews
- Dragged Out
- Dungeon Punks
- Pacific Beer Chat
- Cascadian Beer Podcast
- Real Good Show
- Blocked Party
- No Fun City Podcast
- TODDcast Podcast
- The Cambie Report
- Geeks Vs Nerds
- Subspace Transmissions:
- Let’s Watch That
- Stop Podcasting Yourself
- That Thing You Like
- Retail Nightmares
- The Big Loop
- The Black Tapes
- Drinking and Screaming
- Eric & Gord
- Dark Poutine
- Food Non-Fiction
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)
Teaching and Learning Centre (TLC)
Note: as of July 2019, the TLC is part of the Simon Fraser University Centre for Educational Excellence (CEE).
- 45-minute private voice sessions
- Self-taught resources
SFU Student Services