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Media Production



The Library is home to SI's new recording studio. The studio is available by reservation and drop-in use.  Check out the Studio's dedicated page to make a reservation and find answers to FAQs. 

The Studio has:

  • MXL BCD-1`Broadcast Dynamic Microphones 
  • Sennheiser Closed Back Studio Monitors Headphones (HD280PRO)
  • Yamaha HS7 7in Powered Studio Monitors
  • Arrakis Arc-8 Bluetooth 8-Channel Broadcast Console Mixer w/ Bluetooth & USB connections
  • Focusrite Scarlett 6i6 USB Audio Interface
  • A green screen
  • Sound dampening acoustic panels 



Resources, Apps, & Tools


Podcast & Documentary Content Resources This page is a one stop shop for all of the tips & tools you will need to create a podcast or documentary that will make people think, feel, wonder, and act.


Descript Free audio editing software that can be downloaded to a desktop or laptop (not available for IOS or Google Apps).  Descript transcribes audio files and allows the user to edit audio & video like one would a Google doc.  AMAZING!

Soundtrap Demo A turnkey web-based podcast production application. GarageBand Tutorial Recording and editing software available on Macs and IOS devices.

Audacity Tutorial Free recording software that works on Macs or PCs.

Google Voice* You will need to download Google Voice to your iPad or iPhone and follow the steps in the link to enable call recording.

*The Library highly recommends Google Voice for recording phone interviews.