Recording Studios

Library Launches Podcast Publishing Service with Northeastern Classes

Is your class starting a podcast? Several Northeastern classes have adopted podcasting instead of the usual term paper or final project, and the library’s Podcast Publishing Team is here to help. Over the past few semesters, Jon Reed from the Digital Media Studios and Brooke Williams from the library’s Research and Instruction team have worked with classes in English, History, Architecture and other departments to help students learn how to create, record, edit and publish their own podcasts.

One of the questions the team was asked when working with faculty was “how do I get my class assignments into Apple Podcasts?” Using the university’s Digital Repository Service and the Library’s CERES Wordpress platform, the Library is able to create a stable website for your class assignment to be sent out to Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and the world. The first podcast published was Speak Up! Podcast, coordinated by English Professor Elly Jackson. 

“The library podcast opportunities are as good as they get and should be blasted all over the campus and around the world,” says Jackson. “My classes set up podcast assignments that have now reached 25 published podcast recordings from undergraduate research, and these are up on Apple Podcasts. I believe educational podcasting has a great future and I am proud of the tram at our library's podcasting service. This is a stellar partnership and I cherish their talents and commitment to experiential education.”

Some examples of podcast episodes produced by the Speak Up! students include “Death By Chocolate” and “Jet, Set, Go - A Podcast on Medical Tourism.”

Sarah Sweeney, manager of the Digital Repository Service, and Patrick Murray-John, Associate Director for Systems, have both played major roles in getting the podcast publishing program up and running.

Interested in bringing podcasting into your remote classroom? Email the team at Library-PodcastTeam@northeastern.edu. We look forward to working with you closely if even physically afar!

Recording Studios Launches Post-Production Workspace

Recording Studios Launches Post-Production Workspace

A state-of-the-art audio and video post-production workspace in the Recording Studios is now open to the Northeastern community. You may use a variety of equipment to create audio, such as the mastering and mixing of  final vocal/music tracks, and integrate video and audio files into your final edited piece.

The workspace includes a PC workstation with Adobe Creative Cloud Suite for audio and video editing, Pro Tools, an 88-key weighted MIDI controller, Genelec and Avantone Monitors, as well as a range of plug-ins:

  • EastWest Composer Cloud X VST
  • Spitfire Albion One VST
  • Serum Xfer Wavetable Synth
  • Arturia Jup 8 Synthesizer
  • Soundtoys 5 Complete Bundle
  • iZotope Ozone Mastering Software Suite
  • Slate Digital All Access Pass Bundle
Izotope Ozone Mastering Software

Izotope Ozone 8 Audio Mastering Software

KOTAKT Virtual Instrument Player

KONTAKT Virtual Instrument Player

Users can also bring their own computer to connect to monitors or a 49-inch display.  You must store project files either on a cloud-based or external drive.

Request post-production workspace time through LibCal.  Staff will follow up to confirm your reservation and help with set-up or training.

For more questions, contact Jon Reed at jo.reed@northeastern.edu or 617-373-2821.

February Workshops in the Recording Studios: Learn Podcasting, Video Recording, Sound Design, and More

Looking for a place to record your podcast or video project? Need to develop your media production chops? What is good sound design? The expert staff in the Library's Recording Studios can teach you how in our multi-part workshop series beginning February 4. Click each flyer to enlarge:
 
Flyer describing Intro to Snell Studios workshops Flyer describing Intro to Podcasting workshops
 
Flyer describing Intro to Video Recording workshops Flyer describing Intro to Sound Design workshops
 
Use the links below to register for a workshop. Each workshop is offered on multiple dates—click on "Show More Dates" for each workshop to see when it will be offered!

Register:

Questions? Please contact Isaac Schutz, the Recording Studios’ Co-op, at i.schutz@northeastern.edu or 617-373-2465.
 
Students record video in the Snell Library Recording Studios        

The Library’s Audio Workshop Series Starts October 4th.  Sign Up Today!

                                                                     Audio Engineering is a wonderful skill to learn, whether you are a musician, budding sound engineer, or creative adventurer. Attend the Snell Library Recording Studio’s Audio Engineering series to learn the basics in a small group setting. No experience is necessary. Over the course of seven weeks, beginning on October 4th, I will teach you the foundations--everything from critical listening, to mixing music, to understanding a wide range of tools and techniques. You can attend one or all. I am Zac Kerwin, the Recording Studio’s co-op. I’m a third year Music Industry student, and the Head of Green Line Records’ Recording Department. I have had a passion for music my whole life, and have been recording, mixing, and mastering music since I was in high school. I’ve learned a lot through my time working here, and with Green Line, and I can’t wait to share everything I know with everyone at these workshops. I look forward to meeting and teaching you all! Workshops meet from 12-1pm and 6-7pm on Thursdays. The first few are full, and the rest are filling up quickly. If you can’t find a spot, make sure to sign up for the waitlist though, as you might get a spot if someone cancels! Register here:   http://northeastern.libcal.com If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at e.kerwin@northeastern.edu Visit our website at: http://library.northeastern.edu/services/recording-studios   See you soon! Zac Kerwin    

Student Records Fourth Album at Snell Library Recording Studios

Who knew that looking for a book could lead to the recording of a full-length album? This was the experience of Tirelle Barron, a New York based artist currently in his fifth year at Northeastern University, majoring in Design. As Tirelle was perusing Snell Library, he walked into the Digital Media Commons Recording Studio, located on Level Two. The studio's laid back aesthetic and professional grade equipment immediately clicked with Barron, leading him to record his Fourth studio album "Blossom" in its entirety at Snell Library. Tirelle's studio moniker—“The Noise Above”—reflects his eclectic taste in music and a drive to remap the sonic boundaries of the traditional three-and-a-half-minute track. But he somehow finds a way to keep it all in perspective "I do it just to have fun," choosing not to focus on the glamor and relishing the grind. Barron’s influences run the gamut, from soul legend Stevie Wonder and avant-garde jazz composer Sun Ra, to hip-hop superstar Pharell Williams and rapper Kanye West. In addition to providing the right vibes for "Blossom" to be created, the Digital Media Commons Recording Studio also showcases one of Barron's music videos, "Kaleidoscope" on their digital exhibit page.