Digital Studio / Podcasting Room Guide

The Podcasting Room has audio recording equipment (for podcast and voiceover recording) and video equipment for recording presentations, interviews, and the like.

Video Recording

We are currently creating instructions and reservation policies for our Padcaster Studio video equipment. If you need to use the equipment before it is officially reservable, email digitalstudio@bc.edu and we can work with you to make it available between 9am-5pm Monday-Friday.

Audio Recording

1.) Review Getting Started and the Equipment Details below.
2.) Depending on which type of mic you choose to use, see “Using the Procaster Mics” or “Using the USB Mics” to learn how to set up the mics.
3.) See “Audio Recording & Editing with Audacity” in the Media Production Guide to learn how to use Audacity.

Getting Started

Equipment Details

The Podcasting recording and playback equipment include Procaster dynamic mics which work with the Mackie Mixer, a Blue Yeti condenser mic, which is an alternative to the Procasters, right and left speakers for playing back recordings, and the Scarlett Solo, which connects the speakers to the computer and is where the speaker volume is controlled. You can also plug your headphones into it to hear playback. There is the option of using Audacity or GarageBand as the recording platform on the computer. All instructions provided in “Using the Digital Studio” are for Audacity.

a. Procaster mics are higher quality dynamic mics that are controlled through the mixer
b. Scarlett Solo connects the speakers to the computer and controls speaker volume
c. Power strip with on/off switch for speakers
d. Mackie Mixer controls the Procaster mics and connects them to the computer
e. Blue mic and optional USB powered condenser mic (can be plugged in to your laptop)