Intro to studio recording for radio & podcasts

12:00pm - 3:00 pm EST
Good Studio, 543 Union St, Brooklyn, NY 11215
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Audio producers have always been resourceful, recording everywhere from closet caves to blanket forts to basement offices. However, when it comes to getting great tape, there’s just no substitute for sitting at the mic free from distractions in the quiet that a good studio offers.

Join studio owner David Herman and manager Erica Huang behind the controls in their own shop for this in-person class. You’ll get a hands-on primer on the most common studio tools, techniques, and concepts used in radio and podcast recording. David and Erica will demystify concepts like gain and plosives, go over microphone types and techniques, monitoring and metering, file management, and more. They’ll play examples of common problems in tracking and interview tape and teach you how to evaluate and troubleshoot these issues before you hit record. Of course, great tape can come from outside the studio too, so they’ll also cover how to adapt studio concepts and techniques for the field.

*Class is capped at 8.

Who's this class for?

Radio and podcast producers at any career stage who have been itching to get into a studio, but want to feel more comfortable with the technical side of things.

About Your Instructor

David Herman & Erica Huang

David Herman is the owner of Good Studio, and a sound designer, mix engineer, and composer. He began his career in radio and podcasts at WNYC, and has since contributed to shows for NPR, The New York Times, Gimlet Media, Stitcher, and The Atlantic, where he created the sound design behind the Peabody Award-winning podcast series Floodlines.

Erica Huang is the studio manager of Good Studio. She is a sound designer, mix engineer, and composer for podcasts and radio. Her work has been heard on PRX, The Atlantic, Prologue Projects, Scientific American, Pushkin, Audible, CNN, and TED. Ask her about analog synths and mechanical keyboards. Or don’t.

Notes on this Class

*This class is in person only. Refund and recording policy: Classes will not be recorded and are non-refundable. We are not able to issue a refund if you cancel or do not attend a class. If you are unable to make a class, you are welcome to sell or give away your ticket and email the name of the new attendee to