What is the DIY Podcast Studio and what can I do there?

On the first floor of the Inner City Library and on the third floor of the Randwyck Library, you can find our DIY Podcast Studios. A podcast is a digital audio recording that is used to discuss one or more particular topics. A host holds a monologue, leads a discussion with other participants, or conducts an interview on this topic, in order to give in-depth information or opinions. The DIY Podcast Studio provides you with four professional microphones and a mixing panel, ready to use on the table with seating arrangements for up to four participants. The manual is available and with a few easy steps, you are on your way to record your podcast!

We offer the Rodecaster Pro II mixing panel for even more professional podcast or audio recordings. Read more about it in the manual (below under the “Manuals” tab) or visit the studio to try it out!

How to prepare for using the Studio?

The instructions below help you prepare for your session at the DIY Podcast Studio to make the most out of your booked time slot.

Recording a podcast:

  • Know what you want to talk about.
  • Invite the speaker(s) you want to work with.
  • Bring a laptop so you can transfer the audio to your personal device when you are done.
  • Find the podcast preparation manual under the tab “Audio production manuals” on this page.
How to book the studio?

You can book the DIY Podcast Studio through the UM Resource Booker.

  • Go to Inner City Library: Special Facilities, and select the DIY Podcast Studio.
  • Or go to Library Randwyck: Special Facilities, and select the DIY Podcast Studio.

You can book the DIY Podcast Studio maximum three weeks in advance. At the start of your chosen time slot, pick up the key and the supply box at the Library Information Desk. They will also explain where you need to go.

For staff/teachers only: if you want to book the DIY Podcast Studio more than three weeks in advance, you can send your request to reservations-ub@maastrichtuniversity.nl. Make sure to include the date, time you want to book the studio for, and your name.

For AVM students & staff: you cannot access the Resource Booker unfortunately, but you can book the studio by sending us a message with your requested date/time.

Note: if you want to invite guests from outside the UM community to take part in your podcast, please request permission by sending us a message. This way, we can make sure to inform the reception desk of your guest’s arrival. A guest must always be accompanied by a member from the UM community (student or staff) with a UM card.

Learn what our users think about the DIY Podcast Studio in this Deep Dive video!


Here is a selection of the podcasts that have been recorded in our DIY Podcast Studio:

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