On The Mic Training now offers Vancouver's first ever professional multi-host/guest podcasting studio space. Our recording facility in Studio A offers a comfortable recording space where two or more people can have a conversation in an acoustically treated room. Isolated from the control room, an engineer or producer can communicate with talent without concern for microphone bleed. Need to bring in a remote guest from Skype? No worries, we got you covered.
To book podcast studio time please contact Harrison at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss rates and services.
Our podcast studio is mostly available between 9 am and 6 pm weekdays with reduced availability on weekends due to classes. Due to the time it takes to setup for podcasts the minimum time we can book for is 1 hour. Due to the production requirements of video we do not currently provide video editing services, if you book for a video podcast then we will output a MP4 or MOV file which is synced with the audio. It is recommended that you bring a thumb drive with at least 64 gb of memory to take video files with you.
$100 for first hour of audio recording ($80 for every hour after)
$150 for Video Podcasting (including setup)
$40 per hour of audio editing (assume that for every recorded hour it will take 2 hours to edit.)
Our producer and engineering space is in an isolated room. Full access to a powerful Mac-based Pro Tools computer and PreSonus Studiolive console means you'll be able to leave with a high-quality uncompressed final product. There are couches in the control room as well for comfy pre-podcast talk or if you want to bring a guest to observe.
Our main podcast desk includes Røde booms and Audio-Technica BP40 dynamic microphones which were designed as a direct competitor for the Shure SM7B microphone. These microphones have an exceptional range that capture the nuances of the human voice, as well as reject a off-axis and rear sound so that more "you" is heard and less of the person sitting sitting across the table.
There's no substitute for a face to face conversation. When you sit down with your co-host in person, you'll experience the dynamic of human conversation, something that can be vague when you're talking to someone in a remote call and can't see them, or have to deal with poor audio quality.
Guests: Audio-Technica BP4073 Shotgun
Guests can utilize Audio-Technica's BP4073 shotgun microphone. This is a broadcast quality microphone with extreme directionality, which means you don't need to worry about your guest having perfect microphone technique. They can sit farther away from the microphone and be comfortable, which lends itself to a better interview.