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Podcast/Livestream Studios

Podcast/Livestream Studios

The Octavia Lab has two Podcast/Livestream Studios. The Podcast Studios each come outfitted with a 24” iMac computer, podcast recorder, two microphones, and a video switcher for live streaming. Lab members may only use/reserve a single two-hour session in a Podcast Studio each day.

How does it work?

The Studios have software for sound editing, sound recording, podcasting, video editing, motion graphics, compositing and livestreaming. If you are trying to learn a new software, the lab provides the following resources:

Interested lab members may request additional information prior to their visit by emailing us at

How much does it cost?

Access to the iMacs and their software is absolutely free. Access to the lab’s software/equipment/tools is limited to lab members only. Lab membership is free. Some projects such as podcasting and livestreaming may require services not provided by the Octavia Lab, such as hosting. These services may have additional fees.

What do I need to bring?

It is recommended that lab members bring a storage device to save their projects. All lab computer hard drives are wiped between each session to ensure patron privacy. The size of the storage device you bring is up to you. Most lab projects will fit on a standard flash drive. Be advised that most video, and motion graphics projects may require a large capacity external hard drive. If you do bring your own storage device, please make sure that it is formatted properly. If you have any questions regarding which drive formatting will work best for your project, please contact the lab.

If you intend to work on an audio or video project, we ask that you bring your own headphones. There is a lot of ambient sound in the lab that may make it difficult to properly work on projects with audio components. The lab does not lend headphones.

Podcast/Livestreaming Studios


Adobe Creative Cloud

  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • Premiere Pro
  • Audition
  • After Effects
  • And more…


  • Garage Band
  • iMovie

Free Software

  • OBS Studio
  • DaVinci Resolve



  • 24” iMac
  • Blackmagic Atem Mini Pro ISO Video Switcher
  • Zoom PodTrak P8 Portable Multitrack Podcast Recorder: BTA-2 Bluetooth adapter for dedicated call-in channel
  • Shure SM78 Microphones (2)