The Information Age Learning Center in Wall, New Jersey will be making it’s podcast studio available to active museum member for free as part of our demo project. Non-members will be charged $10.00 an hour to cover utilities.
The studio construction plan consists of two phases, the first using a shared building, the second phase is to gut and renovate a dedicated building. Due to future re-use concerns, the shared space is limited to surface acoustic treatments such as foam and clouds. Fortunately, the site is rural, so there is nearly no traffic noise or neighbors.
The completed phase one studio:
Three exterior wall, one shared wall.
Dims are are roughly 25 feet wide, 20 feet long and a 12 foot ceiling
Construction is 2 layers of gypsum board on wood frame, floor is a concrete slab with commercial carpet, attic above
HVAC is large duct, low pressure forced air.
The room has a mix of furniture that will need to stay put (carpet, bookcases, a large couch, and a DAW / video workstation)
Lighting is a low voltage LED track system.
The Equipment list so far:
Four Electro-Voice RE320 Microphones
Four DBX 286s pre-amp’s
Mackie CR1604 mixer
Behringer HA8000 8-Channel Headphone Amp
Four Sennheiser HD 280 PRO headphones
Telos ProStream streaming appliance
HP Z800 Digital Audio Workstation running Hindenburg Broadcaster
ASI 5640 4 channel audio card
Avaya multi-line building phone system
Telos Two X 12 Broadcast phone system
Cisco SPA800 ATA to feed analog lines to the phone system
The work area:
A 96 x 50 inch , boat-shaped podcasting studio table. The table comfortably seats 4 people (host and 3 guests). Table is equipped with Heil PL-2T booms paired with EV 309A shockmounts at each seat.
We wanted to try and keep the work surface clear of cables, so we went with placing the headphone jacks, telephone, and Ethernet ports under the table edge, and the microphone jacks in the tabletop.
Quite a bit is borrowed, some purchased, some donated. Think Podcast Garage without the corporate budget (or sponsors).