Over the course of alumni weekend, the media center has remodeled the podcast nooks with new desks from Ikea, bringing a new look, along with a brand new recording set-up. Each podcast nook is equipped with new speakers, bass traps, and condenser mics. They also each have new guitar stands for anyone who brings in a guitar to play in the nooks. This new set-up will optimize the recording experience with easy-to-use speakers that allow you to not only control the output volume, but also control the input volume of any mic connected to them. They also have dials that can control the bass and treble in any sound that’s being listened to or recorded. There are also adjustable arms for the mics,which record in stereo. The new bass traps will help absorb excess sound which provides for higher sound quality. The rooms are perfect for working on group or individual projects that require higher sound quality and minimal interference.
What new in the MC? Well, we have 2 brand new podcast rooms bringing our total to 4 plus the studio, of course. One podcast room is modeled after the previous ones as we converted a walkin closet. The other one is a pop up room from the company Vocal Booth. It is a bit of a smaller space than the others but by setting it up in the collaboration space, people can record in there while small groups could still work on project. Seemed like a win-win situation to us. Stop by and take a look if you near by!
The Media Center was able to create two new podcast nooks and one large studio over the summer to accommodate the need for sound buffered areas for recording voice and music. People love using the rooms although we found it was hard to sometimes verify if the rooms were in use since there a no windows on the door. We certainly didn’t want to interrupt a recording in process so we invested in new lights that were installed outside the rooms so we could be sure when people were recording. Stop by the media center to check out the new addition and play with the technology in the recording booths!