Duke Chapel standing over campus building

Category: Audio

11 Music Resources for Your Storytelling Needs

Free Resources

Cheap Resources

Not Cheap…

Another list of resources from Columbia

Audio Resources

Duke Recording Spaces

  1. Duke Media Services recording studio in the Bryan Center basement (fee charged). Contact: Greg Hobbs, greg.hobbs@duke.edu, 919 660-1749; Kennard Blake, Kennard.blake@duke.edu, 919 660-1791: https://studentaffairs.duke.edu/ucae/about-us/teams/media-services
  2. Multimedia Project Studio audio booth, Bostock Library (free): https://oit.duke.edu/what-we-do/services/multimedia-project-studio
  3. Duke Office of News and Communications (free, but available by appointment only). Contact: Alison Jones, alison.jones@duke.edu, 919-681-8052 or Keith Lawrence, keith.lawrence@duke.edu, 919-681-8059.

Sources for Ordering Audio Equipment

  1. B&H Photo/Video: https://www.bhphotovideo.com/
  2. Sweetwater: http://www.sweetwater.com/

How To

  1. Create your own audiogram: https://duke.app.box.com/v/DukeAudiogram
  2. Record phone calls: http://transom.org/2009/tools-recording-phone-calls/

Continue Your Audio Education

  1. Hearing is Believing – Weeklong summer “audio boot camp” taught by CDS audio program director John Biewen: http://www.cdsporch.org/archives/tag/hearing-is-believing-course
  2. Duke Audio Working Group – Monthly meeting where Duke communicators share tips, ideas and inspiration and provide one another with feedback. Sign up by emailing Alison Jones: alison.jones@duke.edu.
  3. Lynda.com – Free tutorials in audio editing software (Adobe Audition, Protools).

Sources for Free or Cheap Music


  1. Creative Commons: http://ccmixter.org/
  2. Library of Congress National Jukebox: http://www.loc.gov/jukebox/


  1. Sound of Picture: http://www.soundofpicture.com/
  2. And find more resources on the Duke Styleguide

Other Useful Links

  1. Transom.org – Great source of information on audio tools, technique and inspiration: http://transom.org/
    Recording phone calls: http://transom.org/2009/tools-recording-phone-calls/
  2. Association of Independents in Radio (AIR) – Membership network of audio freelancers; good source of advice and information on audio challenges and opportunities: http://airmedia.org/
  3. NPR station list, for booking remote studios: http://wpr.net/isdn/
  4. Hot Pod – Newsletter about podcasting trends: https://www.hotpodnews.com/
  5. How Sound podcast: “The backstory to great radio storytelling”
  6. SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/stream
  7. Libsyn: https://www.libsyn.com/

A Note About Accessibility

Please remember the hearing impaired and post a transcript along with your podcast.

Subscribe to Duke podcasts!

Below are a few. Find more Duke podcasts on iTunes.

Powered by WordPress & Theme by Anders Norén