Recording Studio

Recording Studio 97

Description

Record audio stories, podcasts, and music with our sound-protected recording studios. 

Locations

Available at Vernon Branch, Golden Branch, Downtown Kelowna Library Branch, and the Westside Learning Lab

Getting Started

Go to an orientation

The Recording Studio is available for all ORL library cardholders to use. You must first attend an orientation before you can reserve and use the studio on your own.

Contact the library to set up an orientation. 

OR

Register online to go to an orientation at the Downtown Kelowna library. Sessions are held on the fourth Thursday of the month, from 6:00 to 7:00 PM PT. 

Fill out this form

You must agree to, and follow, the library’s Makerspace Guidelines [PDF].

What to bring 

Save your work to your personal storage device or to your personal online storage. The computer in our studios do not retain files and all items will be erased at the end of the day.  

Reserve a Recording Studio

Image links Spaces, Maker Station booking website

Browse and reserve our maker stations and tools

Go to Spaces, our online booking calendar, to browse and reserve our maker stations and tools. You will be asked to create a Spaces account (and confirm your email address) in order to complete your first booking request. 

Online reservation is available for maker stations at the Westside Learning Lab, the Downtown Kelowna Branch, and Vernon branch. Please contact Golden Branch to book their maker stations in person. 

Equipment & Software Available 

  • One Rode NT1-A condenser microphone
  • Focusrite Scarlett 18i8 USB audio interface
  • Audio-Technica ATH-M20X headphones
  • M-Audio compact desktop reference monitors
  • Focusrite Control software
  • ProTools software
  • Audacity software

Help & Training

LinkedIn Learning for Libraries is available to all ORL library cardholders for learning video tutorials and self-guided online courses on audio engineering, creative technology and more. 

Listen to Hard Cover, ORL's four episode podcast about books, libraries, and librarians. It was created using our recording equipment, software, and Creative Commons audio! 

Policies & Guidelines

When using an ORL Makerspace, please follow these rules [PDFs]:

To use an ORL Makerspace independently, all makers must:

  • Complete a Maker Waiver
  • Verify your identity to staff with valid library card and photo ID.

You'll need a library card to use our maker tools. Get a card.

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