A sound studio is open for business at the WestfordCAT facilities on Groton Road and podcasting is not the only thing you can do! Voice-overs, audition recordings, webcasts and video conferencing are some of the other options available to aspiring producers.
Created with versatility in mind, the studio can be used by students that need audition recordings with video for college applications, podcast and webcast producers, voice-over artists and more. The furniture is modular and can easily be reconfigured or moved out of the way. Technology to live-stream, record or connect to online conferencing make the studio flexible for the user.
The two-month construction project of converting a storage area and make-shift office space into one room with new doors, a window, carpeting and sound dampening panels began at the end of March. The modular desk, chairs and recording equipment were installed at the end of May. Podcast training started in June with Cheryl Major recording her first podcast in-house on June 22.
Do you have an idea for a podcast? Come make a pilot program! Connect your phone for call-in interviews, connect your laptop to bring in other sound recordings, music, graphics to personalize your recordings. Use web conferencing to bring guests into the mix no matter where they are located. This is a community resource. Residents are encouraged to sign-up for an annual membership with WestfordCAT (starting at just $30/year) to take advantage of free training and use of the studio.
Westford Community Access Television, Inc. is a 501c(3) charitable non-profit offering introductory classes in camera operation, TV production, video editing and now, podcasting. Summer classes are available. Call 978-692-7152 to learn more about WestfordCAT and to schedule a tour.