IW Guide – Make a Podcast

Make a Podcast

If you wish to create and produce your own podcast, we have the spaces and equipment to help you! While we highly recommend that you record your podcast in a quiet and controlled studio environment, we also have loanable technology that can help you to record your audio remotely. Check out your options below:

Media Commons Spaces (Studio Recording)

We have 2 spaces you can use to book your audio recording:

Audio Production Studio

Audio Production Studio
You can reserve time (typically a 2-hour block) in this larger, high end studio located on the lower level of the UGL. This studio features 2 professional condenser microphones and is sound proof, to ensure optimal recoding conditions for a high quality audio file. This studio is large enough to accommodate more than one person – to a small group of people. It is perfect for recording music, interviews, oral presentations or promotional pieces. This studio is available whenever the Technology Desk is open.

To book your recording session in the Audio Production Studio, click here.

A request must be submitted at least 3 business days prior to your recording date. We strive to respond within 2 business days of the request.

To learn more about the Audio Production Studio, please click on the following links:

About the Media Commons Audio Production Studio
Media Commons Audio Production Studio Instructions

Self-Use Audio Booth

Audio Production Studio
You may also want to book time (typically a 2-hour block) in this smaller, DIY booth, located on the lower level of the UGL. This booth can optimally accommodate one person is ideal for soloists and for people who want to record narration or do voiceover work. The space is available during library open hours.

To book your recording session in the Self-Use Audio Booth – click here

A request must be submitted at least 3 business days prior to your recording date. We strive to respond within 2 business days of the request.
To learn more about the Self-Use Audio Booth, please click on the following links:
About the Media Commons Self-Use Audio Booth
Media Commons Self-Use Audio Booth Instructions
Media Commons Self-Use Audio Booth Video Tutorial

Other Resources

Campus Computer Lab Resources

Here is a general list of other computer labs on campus that may have available computers and the technology you need to complete your media project. Remember, this list is subject to change and these are not spaces managed by the Media Commons or the Library.

https://techservices.illinois.edu/content/computer-lab-locations-and-hours

If you need additional editing support, please review our Media Commons Recommended Tutorials page and/or book a Consultation with us today! (see below for more information)

Recommended Tutorials

To better prepare for your video shoot, be sure to check our helpful list of tutorials located here.

Interested in renting Media Commons Pro Gear?

If you would like to gain access to more professional equipment for a small rental fee, please review our Pro Gear options. Click Here.

Media Consultation Services

For help on your next media project, contact us by filling out this media consultation form: click here to schedule a consultation. We usually respond within 2 business days.

The staff of the Media Commons is always happy to discuss any digital media or technology creation project. If the project is outside the mission and/or exceeds the resources available in the Media Commons we are happy to direct you to a group on campus that can assist.