The Podcast Studio
Calling all journalists, comedians and podcasters!
If you’re just starting out or if you’re an experienced podcaster, we have the tools necessary to make your podcast a reality.
The Podcast Studio is available 8.30am-5pm, Monday to Friday. It can be booked for free for up to 2 hours per day and offers space for up to four people at a time.
The equipment includes two microphones, headphones, a mixer and a laptop with Audacity. However we recommend users bring their own devices with their choice of software and a micro SD card to store recordings.
The Podcast Studio is part of the Community Lounge initiative, where Moonee Valley libraries offer opportunities for independent as well as supported learning for all.
To book the Podcast Studio please email: email@example.com
Free ONLINE podcast workshops running throughout June at the Clocktower Centre
Want to learn more about setting up a podcast? The Clocktower Centre is running a series of free podcast workshops throughout June, designed to help would-be podcasters develop their ideas and learn the skills to produce their own quality production.
The sessions will be held by Brodie McGee - an education leader who helps people explore their creative and technical abilities. Previously hosting and producing a radio show in Adelaide, Brodie has turned to podcasting as a way to both inform and entertain audiences. He currently produces an education focussed podcast for teachers, and is one-third of a social podcast in Melbourne.
Five online sessions will be held across June, every Tuesday at 7pm. See session schedule below!
Free Podcast Workshop Session Schedule
Workshop 2 - 8th June, 7pm: Setting Up The Podcast: Pre-Production
In Workshop 2 we're going to look at the different formats podcasting can take, and the various equipment setups that can facilitate these. We'll get familiar with the equipment including microphones, mixers, and computers, and learn how we can conduct high-quality interviews, both remotely and in the studio. We'll also run through what a podcast plan and script may look like for various formats.
Workshop 3 - 15th June, 7pm: Recording - Production
Jumping into the studio we'll be learning the basics of recording, including tips and tricks to minimise distraction and distortion in the audio, as well as understanding pacing and pausing for effect. We'll look at the software used to record and mix podcasts, as well as the audio formats best used to minimise quality loss. We'll also be learning how to use the audio mixer to manage multiple inputs including hosts, guests, music, phone calls, and more.
Workshop 4 - 22nd June, 7pm: Editing - Post-Production
In Workshop 4 we will be learning how to properly edit a podcast including crisp, clean sounding audio and wrapping up your podcasts with background music, intros, outros, and mid-roll breaks. In post-production we can apply filters and effects to minimise any issues that occured in the recording studio, as well as adding pre-recorded audio from interviews or other sources.
Workshop 5 - 29th June, 7pm: Marketing & Distribution
We'll look at getting your podcast on the internet: web hosting, website building, marketing material, and getting registered on podcast distribution networks like Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and Google Podcasts. We'll look at social media tools that help build audiences, and ways to make your podcast an engaging platform for listeners.
Workshop 1 *RESCHEDULED* to 13th July, 7pm: Idea Incubation
You'll spend an hour brainstorming and unpacking your podcast ideas, bouncing them off other participants to get them ready for production. We'll cover issues of copyright and royalties, as well as talk about the common ways to monetise podcasts.
Brodie McGee - workshop lead
Brodie McGee is an education leader helping people explore their creative and technical abilities. Previously hosting and producing a radio show in Adelaide, Brodie has turned to podcasting as a way to both inform and entertain audiences. He currently produces an education focussed podcast for teachers, and is one-third of a social podcast in Melbourne.