Radio Tutoring (2011- )

I began tutoring at Whitireia New Zealand in the technical aspects of radio production in 2011. I mainly focused on the technology (recording, editing, mixing, broadcasting), but also touched on editorial issues.

My notes - drawn from over twenty-years experience - are available for download as pdf documents. They are provided here without warranty, for personal, non-commercial use.

  • Introduction
    • Introduction, broadcast steps and terminology [pdf]
    • Health and safety tips [pdf]
    • Choosing headphones [pdf]
    • Recording psychology [pdf]
    • Assessing audio [pdf]
  • Sample rates, levels and microphones
    • Sample rates, levels and mono/stereo recording [pdf]
    • Microphones [pdf]
  • Location
    • Location recording [pdf]
    • Portable recorders [pdf]
  • Studio
    • Broadcast studios, audio paths, cables and plugs [pdf]
    • Mixers [pdf]
    • Speaker / Monitors [pdf]
    • Recording a voicer
    • Face to face interviews
    • Phone interviews [pdf]
  • Editing
    • Editing principles [pdf]
  • Audio Sofware
    • Adobe Audition CS5.5 introduction (wave form editor and multi-track) [pdf]
  • Production
    • Compilation - vox pops
    • Compilation - news bulletin
    • Compilation - documentary
    • Processing
    • Mixing
    • Mastering
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