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.

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