Professional Equipment & Talent
Our studio is set up to record up to 4 vocal microphones at a time with options to record instruments as well. We also have access to a large library of MIDI instruments and provide two industry standard MIDI controllers from Maschine.
Starting a podcast is a cost efficient way to get your message into the ears of your listeners. Podcasts are wonderfully intimate, because at the end of the day, someone is streaming your voice, directly into their ears. They are choosing to listen to you, over any other form of media the can consume. The Granite City Podcast Studio lets you take full advantage of that. Premium gear, industry standard software and our podcasting experts will ensure that your message sounds crystal clear (or exactly the way you want it to sound).
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Our studio is outfitted with professional equipment including condenser microphones from Blue, interfaces from Focusrite and Bheringer and software provided by Presonus. Reasonable rates give you access to recording time starting at just $65/hour. Membership has its perks, so if you currently are a citizen of Granite City, ask about your rates. Come by and check out the studio today!
If you are interested feel free to set up a meeting with one of our specialists about producing your podcast. They can help you out with bumper music, branding, strategy and much more.
Professional Equipment for Premium Sound
Granite City is proud to provide premium recording equipment and software to anyone interested in using our studio. Our professionals on hand will be available to give you tutorials on any of the equipment or software.
Marantz Turret (1x) – The Turret delivers a unique, easy-to-use solution for users who need for a complete high-performance equipment system for streaming and podcasting. The Turret has a full HD webcam with built-in H.264 video compression, a high-quality 48kHz/16-bit USB condenser microphone with pop filter and an LED light ring, daylight-balanced, with both cool and warm filter accessories. The Marantz Professional Turret is a unique, all-in-one broadcast tool that gives any podcaster, gamer or live internet streamer high-quality components with a multitude of configurations for creating a professional presentation. It’s compact and simple, perfect on a desktop and portable enough to take on location.
Blue YETI Pro (1x) – The first condenser microphone that captures ultra-high resolution 24-bit/192kHz digital recordings on your desktop, and connects to professional recording equipment in the studio. Featuring three custom condenser capsules and four different pattern settings, Yeti Pro delivers detailed audio that’s more than four times higher resolution than a CD—during any recording scenario. Yeti Pro combines the convenience of USB microphones with the flexibility of XLR microphones. This microphone is ideal for solo podcasters, and connects via USB to the computer.
Blue Ember (3x) – Ember captures stunning detail and is ideal for recording music for online distribution and capturing professional sound for videos. It’s also your secret weapon for broadcasting, podcasting and live-streaming. Ember’s precise cardioid polar pattern and custom-designed phantom power circuitry ensure remarkably consistent frequency response with ultra-low noise for a rich, smooth vocal sound. Clean, high-output gain ensures impressive headroom for up-front instruments and commanding vocals. Ember’s compact, side-address design makes it easy to position in tight spaces—since it picks up sound from the front of the mic instead of the end, you can easily sneak it in anywhere. And Ember’s sleek form factor keeps a low profile on camera, making it ideal for streamers and video creators.
Blue Snowball (1x) – Another great microphone for solo podcasters. Capture studio-quality audio for podcasting, videos, game streaming, calls and music, with Snowball—the world’s most popular family of USB microphones. Snowball and Snowball iCE feature industry-leading Blue condenser capsule technology to deliver natural sound directly to your desktop. And the simple USB connection and plug-and-play operation means you don’t need any extra gear—just plug right in and start recording and streaming in amazing quality.
U-PHORIA UMC404HD – A powerful 4 input, 4 output USB recording interface featuring genuine MIDAS-designed mic preamps with exceptional 24-Bit/192 kHz high-resolution converters, designed to help your recordings and mixes sound their absolute best. On the rear panel of the UMC404HD, you’ll find the USB 2.0 port for simple and easy connection to your computer, along with plenty of analog playback options including ¼” TRS, RCA and XLR. The UMC404HD also features 4 analog Inserts for use with external effects such as compressors, gates and EQs, etc. Built-in MIDI I/O allows you to connect keyboards and all your favorite outboard MIDI hardware.
Maschine MK2 – MASCHINE lets you effortlessly produce beats, melodies, and harmonies with powerful drum synths, premium sounds, an integrated sampler, and more – cutting-edge software meets intuitive hardware for ultra-smooth workflow. This powerful controller can be leveraged as a MIDI instrument to allow you to create engaging bumper music or add sound effects and texture to your podcast.
Stream Deck – 15 LCD keys poised to launch unlimited actions eliminate the need to map and memorize keyboard shortcuts. One-touch, tactile operation lets you switch scenes, launch media, adjust audio and more, while visual feedback confirms your every command. Traditionally this level of control was exclusive to mainstream entertainment broadcasters. Now, it’s at your fingertips.
PreSonus Studio One – Studio One was designed with ease of use at its core. It seamlessly combines the time-tested and proven recording studio model with today’s beat- and loop-oriented production process so you can bring musical ideas to sonic reality more quickly than ever before. An efficient, single-screen interface houses an unlimited number of tracks, intuitive editing tools, and advanced virtual instruments. Spend your precious time creating music instead of wondering what to click next. Studio One doesn’t dictate how you work or what you work on.
Studio One is your creative companion from start to finish. The Start Page provides what you need to kickstart your creative process—open projects, set parameters, and check for updates and tips. From there, the Song Page is all about recording, arranging, editing, and mixing your music with a complete set of virtual instruments, effects, and groundbreaking arrangement tools. Then, assemble and master your music in the Project Page. Even better, the Project and Song Pages are linked so if you need just that one little change in your master or stems, switch to the Song Page, tweak, and mix back automatically to the Project. No other program accomplishes the goal of such an effortless transition as you move from the initial creative inspiration to the finished, mastered production.