New USB microphone now available

You may already know about the Library’s recording equipment. We now introduce a new addition – a simple USB microphone which you can just plug in and record with!

Enter the Yeti

Yeti microphone

The Blue Yeti has various profile settings, whether you are recording alone or in a group, and is generally recommended for beginners in the podcasting community. Just plug it into your computer and start recording!

As with all our recording equipment, you should send an e-mail to a few days ahead of time to reserve it. You can borrow it for one or more days, depending on your needs, and up to a week when demand is not too high.

Other equipment still available

Studio recording set:

  • Xenyx Q1204USB mixer
  • 4 SM58 microphones
  • 4 microphone stands
  • 4-way headphone amplifier

For field interviews:

  • Zoom H5 field recorder with integrated XY microphone
  • Small microphone stand (if you wish to use one of the SM58 mics instead)

We can also provide you with a free renewable 6-month student license for Hindenburg Journalist Pro, the easiest professional audio editor we could find. This software is available for Mac and PC, and allows you to edit multiple tracks. It automatically adjusts levels for different sources and includes an automated podcast publication system.

Get help!

A short guide has been created with additional information. Let us know what is missing! On your first use, we can also help you setup your system and teach you the basics. Just request an appointment from

Cover picture (cropped): Sound wave, by CSTRSK (Pixabay License)

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