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Here are some links to some of the great material being produced in our very own Recording Booth.
Audio production tutorials
Video production tutorials

Recording Station

Capture Your Vision!

Explore video and audio recording at the library! The Recording Station is a sound-baffled 10'x14' room, equipped with a high-capacity Windows PC, both basic and professional video and audio production software, microphones, video lights, and a green screen. Additional equipment including video cameras is available to use in the station.

We have the space and equipment to help you get started with your project:

  • Film and produce your own YouTube video or vlog
  • Rehearse a job interview to get feedback from others
  • Record an audition tape or performance
  • Record your music*
  • Create your own audiobook
  • Record a podcast

Free with a library card registered at North Vancouver City Library!

*Note: while the recording booth has sound-baffling, it is not 100% sound proof. Therefore, there are some instruments (drums, brass instruments, guitar amplifiers) that cannot be accommodated. However, we offer virtual instruments via software to include in your recording)

Recording Station Booking Information

COVID-19 Booking Policies:

During the COVID-19 pandemic the following policies are in effect:

  • Capacity is limited to 1 person in the room
  • Only 1 booking per day allowed for the station, so a booking may take the full amount of time available that day
  • One booking per person per week, maximum
  • The station is available during regular library hours, with 1 hour at the beginning and end of the day reserved for cleaning

General Booking Policies:

  • Must be 10 years of age or older, or in high school. Those under 13 or not yet in high school must be accompanied by a parent or guardian
  • Book up to 1 month in advance
  • No more than 4 upcoming bookings in the system at one time

Using the Recording Station

Step 1: Make a Booking

  1. Check the station availability calendar - see below
  2. Fill out a Booking Request form – give us a 1st choice date, and a backup just in case
  3. Request the equipment you want to borrow on the booking request form
  4. We will get back to you within 24 hours. Please note that your booking is not confirmed until you hear back from us!

Step 2: Arriving for your Booking

  • Please plan to arrive approximately 15 minutes before your booking if you need any additional equipment (cameras, microphones, etc.)
  • Check in at the 3rd floor desk with a piece of photo ID
  • If you are more than 10 minutes late for your booking it will be cancelled, and the timeslot opened to other customers
request a booking button

Recording Station tutorials

The tutorials below are specific to our Recording Station's hardware and software. For more general tutorials on audio and video production, please see the tutorial links on the left side of this page.

Audio production:

Video production:

Equipment and software

Videography equipment & software:

In the booth:

  • Video Lighting
  • Green Screen
  • Adobe Premiere Elements 15 video editing software
  • Adobe Premiere Pro video editing software
Borrow from the desk:
  • Panasonic HC-V770K camcorder kit, with Rhode VideoMic Pro Plus and Parrot teleprompter
  • User smartphone kit, with Rhode VideoGo microphone
  • Reversible black/white backdrop
  • Camera dolly

Audio recording/editing equipment & software

In the booth:

  • Digital audio interface: Focusrite Scarlett 18i8
  • 2 desktop microphones: Audio-Technica AT2020
  • Midi Keyboard: M-Audio Keystation 49II
  • M-Audio compact desktop reference monitors
  • Headphones: Audio-Technica ATH-M30X*
  • Audacity Digital Audio Workstation software (basic)
  • Pro Tools 12 Digital Audio Workstation software (advanced)
  • Pro Tools sound libraries, including Addictive Drums 2, Sans Amp, Air organ, piano, and other synth sounds
Borrow from the desk:
  • 2 vocal/instrument mics with full-sized stands: Shure SM-58
  • Music stand

*During the COVID-19 pandemic headphones are unavailable - you will need to supply your own if you require headphones

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