Audio Booth

Make some noise in the Audio Booth!

The Audio Booth

Equipped with sound mixer, microphones, and headphones, the audio booth is a 7’ x 8’ sound-treated space where you can make audio projects come to life for free. Are you a beginner learning how to work with audio? Or perhaps a sound enthusiast wanting to work on a story idea? We welcome you to StoryLab to learn, create, and share.

What can I do in the Audio Booth?

  • Podcasts
  • Voiceovers
  • Music
  • Much, much more!

Booking the Audio Booth

  1. Request a booking: First, review the booking guidelines and request a time on our calendar. You can book up to 2 hours a day, but requests must be submitted 48 hours in advance. On the booking form, tell us about your project, your experience level, and any special equipment you'll need. We'll send a confirmation email when your booking is approved!
  2. Plan ahead: You'll need to sign a StoryLab waiver and compete a brief certification at the start of your first booking. Remember to bring something to save your work onto (e.g. USB stick, hard drive). If you forget, USB sticks can be purchased at the Circulation Desk before your booking. Be sure to let us know in advance if you're running late or need to reschedule.
  3. Have fun creating: Arrive on time and check in with the Digital Services Assistant at the StoryLab desk, then get started on your project! StoryLab is a self-directed space but the Digital Services Assistants can help with your certification and offer tips along the way - just ask!

Available Equipment in the Audio Booth

Shure SM7B Studio Microphones
Studio-quality cardioid microphone with a wide dynamic range. Perfect for musicians, streamers, podcasters, and other content creators.

Focusrite Scarlett 2i2-3 Audio Interface
Versatile 2-in/2-out USB recording interface features two Focusrite preamps and many other features.

Audio-Technica ATH-M30x Headphones
Closed-back, over-ear professional headphones featuring 40mm drivers. Individually Bookable.

Behringer X-Touch DAW Controller
Easy-to-use and feature-packed multimedia controller. 

Available Software in the Audio Booth

Pro Tools
Advanced audio recording and mastering.
User Guide | Tutorials

Adobe Audition
Advanced audio recording, mixing, and restoration.
User Guide Tutorials | Training

Easy-to-use, multi-track audio editor and recorder.
User Guide | Tutorials

Easy-to-use digital audio workstation for music production.
Support | Tutorials

Post Production

Refer to our Creation Station page for more information on audio editing options at StoryLab.

Learning Resources

LinkedIn Learning

Patrons of NVDPL who live in the District of North Vancouver have free access to hundreds of tutorials and courses for all expertise levels through LinkedIn Learning. Visit our LinkedIn Learning page to get started. Below are some examples of courses offered:

Helpful Youtube Videos