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Inspiration Lab - Sound Recording

Learn how to record any kind of audio using the Inspiration Lab equipment.

Sound Recording Lab Equipment

The Inspiration Lab is a free place dedicated to digital creativity, collaboration and storytelling. It features high-performance computers, analog-to-digital conversion, sound studios, video editing and self-publishing software.

Sound and Video Recording Studios   

  • 5 x 7 foot sound booth with microphones, webcams and computer workstation (3)  
  • 7 x 11 foot sound booth with microphones (2), webcam, eight channel audio mixer, monitors, and computer workstation (1)   
  • 11 x 16 foot recording room with green screen wall, video camera with dolly, LED video lighting, and studio microphones with a connected producer space containing a computer workstation and 18-channel audio mixer (1)  

See also our audio editing guides: Basic Audio Editing with Audacity and  Advanced Audio Editing with Reaper


Booking Inspiration Lab Equipment

The Inspiration Lab has specialised software, studio space, and equipment to help you create and experiment with traditional and digital media. Studios, equipment, and computers within the Inspiration Lab are available for booking if you have a library card with the Vancouver Public Library.

The Inspiration Lab is open during regular Central library hours (although the recording studios close half an hour before the rest of the library).

Recording studios, Digitization Stations, and Creation Stations can be booked for maximum of 3 hours per day. Bookings can be made up to two weeks in advance. For more information on booking, please see the booking instructions.

We recommend you begin saving your project or work at least 30 minutes before the end of your session. This is in case you have large files to transfer or you want to burn your work to a disc.