The start of our TC is near, and we would like to share with you the list of equipment and software that you will need for workshops.

Laptop

As we metioned in Info sheet, it would be great if you can bring laptop with you. It will help you experiment with software and also give you opportunity to record more audio and play around with it. Of course, if you don’t have one with you, no problem at all. We will work in groups and we will arrange that every group have enough laptops to work with it. So, we recommend you to have laptop with you, but if you don’t have one – no worries! Also, there is a free Wi-Fi connection.

Microphones

Next, it’s about microphones. We envisioned the whole training without using microphones cos we would like to keep it as low in requirements as possible, but, if you have some microphone already, bring it! It will help to record clearer audio and it would be great to show others the difference in quality.

Headphones

This peace of equipment is also not mandatory to have with you. If you have headphones, it will help you to listen more carefully what you recorded. In the room with 30+ people can be noisy so headphones will help to concentrate on your recordings.

Software

The key tool in whole TC! We will use Audacity. It’s a free and open source tool for podcast production. It’s available for Windows, Mac and Linux. For those with laptops, download it from here http://audacity.sourceforge.net/download/ and install. Just follow install instructions and that’s it. If you have any problems with installs, don’t worry, we will check and help with software when the TC starts.

If you have questions, let us know!