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Audio Production

Record high quality podcasts and voice-over to enhance your creative projects in the Library’s Audio Production Suites. Access sound booths and audiovisual editing software for interviews, discussions, and more.

Tools & Technology

Rodecaster Pro
The Rodecaster Pro is a powerful all-in-one audio production solution that can help you record podcasts, music and voice-over at the touch of a button. Connect any computer with installed audio software to the Rodecaster Pro in the Library’s Audio Rooms using the provided USB cable, or borrow a USB-C to USB-C cable from the Service Desk as part of your booking.

Podcasting Kit
Podcasting kits are a portable solution that can help you record high-quality audio while on location. Each kit includes four vocal microphones, a Zoom PodTrak P4 recorder, stands, headphones and cables.

Featured Podcast: The Podcast Engineering Show

Learn about podcasting, through a podcast! Host Chris Curran covers audio equipment, software and workflow in chats with podcasters about the ins and outs of producing a podcast. This series also highlights solutions to common audio issues and offers audio production tips from experts.

Location

Audio Production Room 2L

Record podcasts, interviews, discussions and more with groups of up to four using the Rodecaster audio interface. Video conferences and phone calls can also be recorded in addition to people in the room.

Post Production Room 2M

Record voice overs and edit podcasts, videos, and other audiovisual projects using the installed audio and video editing software.

Access

MRU users may reserve the audio rooms for up to 4 hours a day and a maximum of 20 hours per week. MRU Alumni and Community Borrowers may book the Audio Production Rooms by phone (403.440.6019) for a maximum of 4 hours per booking and 8 hours per week.

To book the Audio Production Rooms, follow these steps:

1. Book the Room

  • If you are a student, faculty or staff member, book the rooms 2M and 2L online. Don’t forget to also book either the room kit 2L or room kit 2M with the corresponding room number, as it contains equipment that you’ll need to utilize the space.
  • When you arrive at your scheduled time, stop at the Library Service Desk to pick up both your Room Kit and key card to access the rooms. 

2. Review Quick Start Guide

3. Properly Use the Space

  • Please leave the space in an orderly and clean condition.
  • No food or drink is allowed in the rooms; water in a closed container is permitted.
  • Report damage or misuse of the audio suites to the Service Desk immediately. Please turn off equipment when you are done using the room.
  • This is not a group meeting room; users not using the space for the intended purpose may be asked to leave and prevented from booking in the future.
  • Please return the key card to the Service Desk at the end of your booked time to avoid late fees.

Quick Start Videos

Audio Production Room (2L) Quick Start

Post Production Room (2M) Quick Start

Software

Audio Editing Software

Software What does it do? Location
Adobe Audition Intuitive program for recording, editing, and mixing multitrack audio projects. Best for audio editing and podcasting.
Audacity Ideal for fast recording, editing, and exporting audio files. This software cannot record multitrack.
  • Post-Production Room 2M
  • Computer Commons Windows Computers
GarageBand Ideal for beginner audio and music recording, editing, and mixing.
  • Post-Production Room 2M
  • Computer Commons Mac Computers
Logic Pro Ideal for intermediate and advanced audio and music multitrack recording, editing, and mixing.
  • Post-Production Room 2M

Video Editing Software

Software What does it do? Location
Final Cut X Ideal for beginners. Intuitive video editing and voiceover recording.
  • Post-Production Room 2M
Adobe Premiere Intermediate level video editing software. Import clips directly from Adobe Audition to Adobe Premiere.
  • Post-Production Room 2M
  • Media Editing Rooms

Contact

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Gabrielle Pyska
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Contact:
Podcasting and Media Support/Public Services Assistant
Email: gpyska@mtroyal.ca
Phone: 403.440.5939