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23
Jan

Introductory Workshop this February

Audio storytelling is experiencing a golden age right now with the popularity of shows like This American Life, Radiolab, and 99% Invisible. Expertly produced radio documentaries activate our imaginations, convey heartfelt emotion, and lead to “driveway moments” where we ju...
14
Oct

Review: Focusrite iTrack Solo

The Focusrite iTrack Solo is a small audio interface that works with Windows, Mac and iPad, featuring one mic input and one guitar input. The iTrack Solo costs about $150 which is reasonable. And, the sonic results are more than adequate for doing podcast/radio tracking. I really...
09
Oct

Review: Rode smartLav

This clip-on lav mic made specifically for iPhones and Androids (and according to the box, even your computer) is a fun accessory for radio producers, but is still no replacement for a pro quality lav mic.
09
Oct

Review: Apogee MiC

The Apogee MiC is a cardioid condenser microphone for iPhone, iPad, and Mac. It’s a compact and easy to use solution for single-mic tasks like recording narration – but how does it sound?
21
Aug

Event: Freelance Survival Series, Session 1

Note: This isn’t a CSSW event, but it’s something we thought our members would want to know about. Freelance Survival Series, Session 1 Wednesday, September 25th 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Lillian H. Smith Public Library, 239 College St, Toronto, ON (just east of...
13
Aug

Recording Skype Calls with Piezo

Skype ($0) and Piezo ($15) are a powerful combination for recording high-quality interviews on a Mac. This tutorial will show you how to get the best sound possible from this cheap and easy setup. Most of the instructions are the same for Windows users too – but they should...
21
Feb

Listen + Talk with Neil Sandell

Last night’s discussion with CBC Producer Neil Sandell was a great success, thanks to everyone who came out! We’re hoping to record these in the future for those who can’t make it – but in the meantime – here are a few links to catch you up: Secrets,...
29
Nov

Getting Started Telling Stories in Sound

We had a fantastic time meeting with aspiring radio producers at our inaugural workshop last night! This 2-hour workshop was designed to walk participants through the process of putting together a short audio documentary – from planning to production. Below you’ll...
24
Sep

Welcome!

Welcome to the all-new Canadian Sound & Story Workshop! We’re a growing group of audio producers and storytellers. We make documentaries for CBC Radio, independent podcasts, and multimedia pieces for the web. We’re an open group – anyone can join. So whether...
04
Jul

Join us on Facebook!

Note: This is an old post. The Toronto Public Radio Workshop is now known at the Canadian Sound & Story Workshop. Link: Join us on Facebook! The Toronto Public Radio Workshop is now a group on Facebook! It’s a private group so you’ll have to request access – but your...
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