Studio Services

The Bates Digital Media Studios hosts professional studios for live and live-to-tape (studio sync) broadcasting services for the Bates community. Our Edit A is a fully functional radio/podcast studio with modern technology that connects our faculty to radio stations and podcasters around the world.

Live Radio Interviews/Audio Broadcasts

  • Tieline Bridge-IT IP codec
  • Telos Hx1 Phone Hybrid

Live TV Interviews/Broadcasts

  • Livestream Broadcasting
  • Full HD (1080p) recording technology

For booking and other information, contact studio manager Colin Kelley at x6394 – (207) 786-6394.

Example audio:

Listen as Professor Rebecca Herzig talks with KERA host Krys Boyd during a live broadcast of the Texas public broadcaster’s “Think” program. Rebecca was in our studios, while Boyd was in Dallas – but to listeners of the station, they sounded as if in the same room!

Advice for interviewees:

Where to Go

119 Pettigrew Hall (known as Edit A/Podcast Studio) – Ground floor within the Digital Media Studios

Who to look for/ask for

Studio Manager Colin Kelley

What to do

Arrive 20 minutes earlier than expected (so if the radio station says you’re going live at 10am, arrive at the Digital Media Studios at 9:40am – at the latest)

What to bring

  • A bottle of water.
  • Wear clothing and jewelry that doesn’t make a lot of noise.
  • What to expect

  • You will be in a 6×8 audio recording booth with a single glass panel that looks into the control room. It is a “dead room” (that is, no reverberation),  so if it’s your first time in one, it can feel and sound a little strange.
  • There will be a small music stand to put papers on (if you need it) and a small stool for you to sit on (if you want it).
  • An engineer (a Bates staff member) will be at the controls just outside the booth.
  • We will provide headphones that you must wear to be able to hear the radio host and other guests.
    • EXPECT:
      • A slight delay or occasional digital distortion when listening to the remote host and guests. That’s okay, it’s normal, but be prepared – it might sound a little weird and at first or you might feel like you’re “stepping” on other panelists or the host. You’ll get used to it!
      • To hear yourself in the headphones. Our engineer can control the amount of you you have to listen to, but we usually recommend putting a little bit of your voice into the mix – it can help you keep proper mic positioning. That’s something we’ll need to adjust before we go on air – another reason to arrive early.
  • What will happen?

  • You’ll arrive and the engineer will introduce you to the booth, get you settled and comfortable and the microphone properly positioned.
  • The engineer will do a soundcheck to make sure your audio sounds good on our end – when the radio station calls, they’ll repeat the test for their end and the engineers will work together to make you sound nice.
  • What to worry about

    Nothing. Our staff will take care of all the technical stuff. Just enjoy yourself and if (technical) things go wrong, know that our staff will take care of it.