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October 28, 2017
  • Audio Mixing & Mastering

    October 28, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    Description

    Part 1 - Mixing (Oct. 21, 2017)
    Once you've finished your recordings, getting a mix together can seem overwhelming – especially if you have a multi-microphone setup, or are combining different sources like field recordings, interviews, music, and voice-overs.

    This workshop will cover mixing techniques – both technical and creative – that can help add some sonic polish to your podcasts, including:

    -Level matching: make sure that different sources are all at the same volume – or, more importantly, that they sound like they are
    -EQ, compression, limiting, and other effects: what they are, and when and how to use them
    -Dealing with common audio defects: clean up background noise and other problems
    -Giving your mixes character: tie everything together to get the polished sound you're after

    Participants should bring a laptop with Reaper pre-installed (free trial is fine), a set of high-quality headphones, and a project or projects to mix. Arrangements can be made ahead of time if this is not possible.

    Part 2 - Mastering (Oct. 28, 2017)
    To many people, mastering audio is seen as something as a “black art” that can only be done by a professional. While there's some truth to that, it is possible to learn how to master audio yourself, and mastering your podcast can go a long way to make sure that you have a consistent sound from episode to episode, and that each episode sounds as good as possible in every listening environment. Topics covered will include:

    -Introduction to mastering: what is it, anyways, how is it done, and how will it benefit your podcast?
    -Loudness and digital audio: what does “loudness” really mean in the digital world, how is it measured, and how loud should your podcast be?
    -Critical listening for mastering: learn what to listen for when you're mastering a podcast, and how your audio software can help you do so objectively
    -Developing a mastering workflow: save time by creating an effects chain you can reuse for mastering each new episode of your podcast

    Participants should bring a laptop with Reaper pre-installed (free trial is fine), a set of high-quality headphones, and one or more episodes of a podcast to master. Arrangements can be made ahead of time if this is not possible.

    Cost: $40, no one turned away for lack of funds
    If you have any concerns about accessibility please contact info@ptbopodcasters.ca

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November 11, 2017
  • Setting Up Your Home Studio I

    November 11, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Description

    Find out what it takes to make a great space for audio recording.

    First, we'll discuss your equipment needs in setting up a home studio: microphones, cables, audio interfaces, and audio editing software for your computer. You'll find out what everything is and how it all works. Plus, we'll have a number of different types of each piece of equipment available for you to try out, so you can see what works best for you.

    Then, we'll go over the basics of how you can tell if your recording room needs work. Plus a couple of simple strategies for fixing that.

    Join us for Part 2 of the workshop in the afternoon, which will be a hands-on workshop building your own sound baffles.

    Cost for Setting Up a Home Studio I: $20
    Cost for full workshop: $120 (includes the cost of materials, and you'll go home with one sound baffle)
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  • Setting Up Your Home Studio II

    November 11, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    Description

    Having addressed what it takes to make a great space for audio recording in Setting Up Your Home Studio I, in this workshop we'll go straight to the hands-on building of sound baffles you can install at home.

    Please note, these sound baffles are approximately 2' x 4' x 2" and are designed to hang on a wall.

    We will provide materials and step-by-step building instruction.

    We strive to make our workshops as accessible as possible. If you have any concerns about cost or ability please reach out to us via email (info@ptbopodcasters.ca).

    Cost for Setting Up a Home Studio I: $20
    Cost for full workshop: $120 (includes the cost of materials, and you'll go home with one sound baffle)
    Buy a ticket: https://www.picatic.com/event15046503181848

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November 18, 2017
  • Podcasting 101

    November 18, 2017 @ 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm

    Description

    Learn the ins and outs of getting your first podcast off the ground. From audio equipment to iTunes we'll show you the ropes.

    Bring an idea of a podcast you'd like to make and a laptop if possible.

    Location: Sadleir House Media Lab (3rd floor)

    Regular Price: $20
    Student Price: $5

    No one turned away for lack of funds. Email info@ptbopodcasters.ca if you need any accommodations

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December 2, 2017
  • WordPress Tips and Tricks

    December 2, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    Description

    Want to make your website a little nicer? Come on down and we'll show you a few things we learned. We're also looking for experienced WordPress developers to help us facilitate this workshop. Please contact us at info@ptbopodcasters.ca if you or anyone you know would be interested in partnering up with us.

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December 19, 2017