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Creating Worlds of Sound with Jeff Emtman

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Join Jeff Emtman (host of KCRW's Here Be Monsters) for a hands-on exploration of the sound design process. Here Be Monsters, a podcast about fear and the unknown, is known for its use of richly atmospheric sound design.

During this three-hour workshop, Jeff will demonstrate the six dimensions of sound design (volume, proximity, clarity, frequency, stereo and time) and share valuable techniques and plug-ins while you experiment with real tape. 

We recommend this workshop for intermediate producers interested in adding more sonic elements to their stories. Students should have produced an audio story and understand the basics of editing. 

Students must bring a laptop and headphones. Email us at if you need to borrow our equipment.


The cost of this two-hour workshop is $75 for non-members and $60 for members of the Podcast Garage or members of the Harvard Ed Portal (i.e. any Allston-Brighton resident). Sign up below!

We're offering scholarships for this workshop. Learn more here.


Jeff Emtman is the creator of KCRW's Here Be Monsters Podcast.  He now lives in Cambridge via Seattle via Boulder via Bellingham via a little town squashed between a field of wheat and a field of lentils.

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Our programming is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. To find out more about how National Endowment for the Arts grants impact individuals and communities,