McHenry Library, Room 0344
Record audio files, create podcasts, and experiment with sound in the DSC Podcasting Studio. The room offers sound insulation and can be reserved ➚ for recording or interview sessions.
Podcasting equipment ➚ (microphones, audio converter equipment, and a dedicated MacBook Pro) is also available.
In the David Kirk Digital Scholarship Commons, you can check out USB Microphones ➚ to be connected to any laptop or DSC computer or a set of audio equipment ➚, including a microphone, sound mixer, and a laptop configured to record with Garage Band. To record audio directly into a phone or laptop, you may also choose to use headphone microphones, which work well.
For best results, be sure to record in a quiet and tight space without too much room for echoing (closets or insulated rooms will work well).
To set up the sound mixer and microphone: