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STEAM Labs: Podcasting

Equipment and workshop information about about the Library and Learning Commons STEAM Labs at Deerwood Center, Downtown Campus, North Campus and South Campus.

Podcasting Equipment

 

To use the podcast studio, sign up here:

https://libcal.fscj.edu/reserve/Deerwood

 

We are excited to bring you the Rodecaster Pro, which is used by professional podcasters!

 

This equipment is located in the Deerwood podcasting studio as part of the equipment we have there.   Just sign up for an appointment to use the space here: https://libcal.fscj.edu/space/81822

 

To get the best use of  this powerful tool be sure to look at the user manual and watch the introductory videos below:

Rodecaster Pro User Manual

 

 

Please note: This piece of equipment is located in the Deerwood Library and Learning Commons.

 

The Zoom P4 features: (from the product website)

  • Four mic inputs with XLR connectors
  • Four headphone outputs with individual volume control
  • Gain control knobs and mute buttons for each input
  • Phantom power for all XLR inputs
  • Automatically prevent feedback from call audio using the Mix-Minus function
  • Easily connect your phone using the TRRS connection
  • Trigger sound effects using four assignable Sound Pads with 11preset sounds
  • All input sources can be recorded on separate tracks
  • 16-bit /44.1kHz audio WAV
  • Records directly to SD, SDHC and SDXC cards up to 512 GB
  • 2-input, 2-output USB audio interface
  • Class-compliant mode for iOS compatibility
  • Up to four hours of use with just two AA batteries or a USB power supply

 

User Manual:  https://zoomcorp.com/media/documents/E_P4.pdf

 

How to use videos:

Microphones will vary by location so check with the campus STEAM Lab.

 

    Studio Microphone Set

 

  • Included in set: Condenser Mic + Adjustable Scissor Arm Stand + Metal Shock Mount + Pop Filter + Foam Mic Windscreen + Table Mounting Clamp + USB-B to USB-A Cable.
  • PROFESSIONAL SOUND CHIPSET 192kHz/24bit
  • PLUG and PLAY: The microphone has USB 2.0 data port.
  • 16mm ELECTRET CONDENSER TRANSDUCER & MAGNET RING
  • STURDY BOOM ARM SET
  • COMPATIBLE WITH ALL OS

Beginning Podcasting

 
Some basic equipment and software to start:
  • microphone
  • headphones
  • audio recording software
  • quiet place
 
We have this equipment available at some of the STEAM Labs.
Consult the links here and here for detailed information on starting a podcast. Before you begin, however, you will need a PC or Mac with at least 4 GB of RAM and adequate storage space. 
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In addition, you will need audio recording/editing software. One suggestion is Audacity, a free, open-source application for Windows, Mac, and Linux.  

 

 

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If you have a Mac, iPhone or other iOS device, another option is GarageBand, which comes free with new Macs and iOS devices. Apple Support's page on GarageBand.