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  • Podcast Garage 267 Western Ave Allston United States (map)

The following workshops are only for Sound Education attendees, find the link to register below


10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Instructor: Chris O’Keefe

As part of the 2019 Sound Education Conference, the Podcation team will run a custom interactive workshop where participants will help write, perform and record an original, educational podcast episode based on the roles of Cambridge and Boston in the American Revolutionary War. 

Over this three-hour workshop, a 12 person team of individuals (novice-intermediate), using Podcation-crafted resources and methodology, will work together to produce this 5-10 minute podcast episode. The final product will be a lighthearted educational segment that follows a recognizable genre (i.e. local newscast, This American Life, cooking show, etc), to be determined at the beginning of the workshop. This is a fantastic way to kick off such an amazing conference.

Painting Stories with Sound: Audio Editing for Storytellers (Presented by Hindenburg)

1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Let’s face it, creating a podcast as a storyteller can get complicated. What if it didn’t have to be? Telling a great story is your core competence, but how can you concentrate on that when you need to create a broadcast-quality podcast without a professional engineer?

In this hands-on workshop, you will be equipped with the basic skills you need to produce a high-quality podcast, including setting up a multitrack session, making your vocals crisp and clear, basic editing techniques for natural-sounding conversation and some simple buff and shine techniques.

You will learn to: 1. Import audio from different sources and formats. 2. Record local and phone interviews. 3. Organize your raw tape. 4. Make basic automations (Ducks, soundbeds, edits, fades, etc). 5. Make advanced automations (Multitrack editing). 6. Set levels correctly for different formats. 7. Use plugins (EQ, noise reduction, compression). 8. Export and upload your final product.

We will work in Hindenburg Journalist PRO, and all attendees will receive a 6-month trial to allow them to practice their skills afterwards.

Hindenburg is the only audio editor specifically designed to allow you to concentrate on telling your story without spending all your energy on the technical stuff.

Be Your Own Composer when Mixing Podcasts for Audio

4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

By using multitrack stem files available from many major music libraries, producers can make simple adaptations and remixes to fit music perfectly with their stories. Blue Dot Sessions composer Galen Huckins and Producer/Sound Designer Ian Coss talk through how to use stem files and share tips from a practical DIY perspective. Listen to examples and see session files to learn how you can do more with the music in your show.


Sound Education is a 4-day event in Boston for educational and academic podcasters and radio hosts, and their listeners. It is hosted by Ministry of Ideas, a podcast based at Harvard Divinity School. Information about the first Sound Education conference, in 2018, can be found here.