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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.

Getting Started

 
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. 

Free Audio Recording Software

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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.

Microphones

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

 

Deerwood Podcast Studio

To use the podcast studio, sign up here:

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