Why Cypher Studio Podcast Rental
Cypher studios offers on-site professional podcast equipment and podcast studio rental at a fair price. Podcasting is becoming an increasingly popular medium for propagating ideas and stories for individuals and business in many fields and industries. We give you the tools and resources you need to successfully achieve your media production goals. There are many ways that our podcast studio rental service can help you, including:
- Cost-effective way to launch a new brand identity or start a marketing campaign for any business
- We offer personalized services that help identify, strategize, and promote your business plan or personal agenda through podcasting
- Helps you keep your clients and followers engaged by easily turning your podcast into a regularly airing program on your website or social media platforms
- Provides web-hosting services for our Podcasters
Benefits of Podcasting
Incorporating a podcasting strategy into your marketing plan can bring many benefits to your company. Our on-site professional podcast equipment and podcast studio rental provide you with an outlet through which you can share your expertise and enthusiasm. Our podcasting setup offers plenty of benefits, including:
- Recording family history or the milestones of our lives
- Can better establish your leadership and creditability in the marketplace
- Easy cost-effective way of marketing and building your brand
- Create the opportunity to build a customer base or audience
- Podcast Studio – $75 for each hour
- Eight channel recorder/mixer
- Six mics
- One Adjustable camera/multi use mount
- Studio intern based on availability
Do I need an audio engineer for my recording session?
Our podcast studio, for most applications, does not require an audio engineer. When you start and finish your studio session, a staff member will be available to assist with sound checks, start and stop the recording, and transfer your files. If you are new to our studio, we can also help you with good microphone practices.
For more complex recording applications, an engineer or producer can be helpful for your recording session. Please call us and we can help you determine your needs.
If I’m an audio novice, can I still use the studio?
You bet! One of our staff members will always be around to make sure your recording goes smoothly. We assume you will have some basic audio editing skills, as most recordings will need some light editing after you record. For example, it is best to adjust gain levels, apply light compression and a hard limiter, and master your recording before distribution.
If you are unfamiliar with audio editing and digital audio software we recommend that you take some time prior to reserving studio time to learn basic editing skills and become familiar with a DAW software. You can save money by doing the post-production work – editing, mixing and mastering – on your personal computer.
How long should I book my session for?
That will depend on the kind of project you are recording for. Please be aware that there could be another recording session after yours, so you will need to be out of the studio no later than the time your reservation ends. Time is of the essence – your session time begins at the scheduled start time of your reservation and ends at the scheduled end time. If the studio is not booked prior to your start time, we may have the flexibility to get you in a few minutes early, but not always. Please refrain from using the control room or studio prior to the start of your session without first checking with a staff member.
As a point of reference, if you are conducting a 30-minute interview with a guest, you should book a time frame that includes setup time (sound check, etc.) and time after to transfer your files. A 30-minute studio session will result in cutting you off early to keep things on schedule.
Will you edit my podcast once I’m done recording?
Of Course! We are here to help you on this Journey. We do offer editing, producing, or distribution services. Our podcast studio rental is primarily a DIY solution, but for additional cost we can help you get in and get out with a finished product.
How does my audio get recorded during the session?
In the studio, your session will be recorded to a Zoom R24 on an SD card. A computer using Adobe Audition software is available for additional cost. The recording is always done at 48,000 Hz and 32 bit.
What happens to my audio at the end of the session?
A staff member will help you transfer the recording files to a hard drive or USB that you provide. Please make sure you leave our office with all of your files, and please do a verification – and a backup! – as soon as you can.
Do I need to bring anything with me?
There are only a few things you may want to bring with you:
- Credit card, for paying for your studio session.
- Hard drive or USB drive with enough space to transfer the recording files from your session
- Personal Headphones (with 1/4″ input plug) for your comfort
- Tablet and prep files for your recoding
Please Note: if you don’t have a hard drive or USB device to take your files away with, we can send you a Dropbox link to your file for $10 per file.
How do I pay for my time in the studio?
Either by membership credit or by pay per use. When booking your session, you will pay for your recording session. You will be charged for any time reserved, even if you finish your session early. If you exceeded your reserved time you will also be charged for the overage at $1 per minute. Exceeding the reserved time slot is at the discretion of studio staff and only possible if the schedule allows.
What if I need to cancel or reschedule my session?
If you need to cancel or reschedule, please do so more than 24 hours before your session. Otherwise, we will charge you for that session, as it prevents someone else from booking during that time.
Can people remotely participate in recording sessions?
Our podcast studio rental supports remote participation through Skype, Google Hangouts, Zoom, or via any telephone with headphone jack capability. If you plan on utilizing either the telephone or Skype please make a note when you make your reservation.
Can I bring my own equipment to use in the studios?
We generally don’t allow people to bring their own equipment, like replacement microphones. If you have an audio project that require specific equipment that is not currently available in our studio, please give us a call before booking your session so we can discuss some options.
Without prior permission, connecting, disconnecting, or moving any equipment is strictly prohibited for all podcast studio rentals.
Is food or drink allowed in the studio?
No food or drink is allowed inside our podcast studio except for water in a resealable bottle.
Is there parking available?
Cypher Studios is attached to a large parking lot that generally has plenty of available space.