Lyons New Media Centre wants to hear from you. Literally.
The new audio recording room in Lyons New Media Centre, located on the 4thfloor of Mills Library, is an almost sound proof booth where students, staff, or faculty can do any type of audio recording for both class assignments or personal projects – from podcasts and voice overs, to singing and instrumental recordings. PHOTO BY: Elaine Westenhoefer
Ever wanted to record and create your own podcast or audio tracks? Interested in experimenting with the sound-recording and editing process?
Now, students, staff and faculty from across campus can work on their own audio projects using the audio recording booth in McMaster University Library’s Lyons New Media Centre.
The facility, located on the 4thfloor of Mills Library, is an almost sound proof booth where students, staff, or faculty can do any type of audio recording for both class assignments or personal projects – from podcasts and voice overs, to singing and instrumental recordings.
The booth is equipped with audio software (Audacity and Adobe Audition) and high-end headphones and microphones for recording. As well, there are edit suites available in the Lyons New Media Centre in which students, staff and faculty can work individually or in groups to create podcasts or edit audio recordings.
The audio booth and editing suites can be booked at https://library-bookings.mcmaster.ca. Bookings should be made at least 24 hours in advance.
Lyons New Media Centre has lots of resources for media creation including:
- Video equipment includingcameras capable of photography or film, point and shoot cameras, lavaliere mics, tripods, portable green screen
- Two bookable Edit Studios, equipped with media editing computers and audio-visual equipment
- A bookable media classroom and green screen/photography room
- A bookable AV & Console Gaming Room. Seats approximately four people and features a number of gaming consoles (PS3, PS4, XBox 360, XBox One & Wii)
- 3D printers
Visit the desk at the Lyons New Media Centre (4thfloor of Mills Library) to learn about these resources and much more.