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Inspiration Lab - Sound Recording

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

Getting Started with the Sound Recording 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.

Five Recording Studios   

  • Three 5 x 7 foot sound booths with microphone, webcams and computer workstation
  • One 7 x 11 foot sound booth with two microphones, webcam, 4-channel Focusrite interface, monitors, and computer workstation
  • One 11 x 16 foot recording room with green screen, video camera and tripod, LED lighting, and studio microphones with a connected producer space containing a computer workstation and 8-channel Focusrite interface




Booking Inspiration Lab Studios and Equipment

The Inspiration Lab has specialized 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.