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Are you on the ownership team of a coworking space in the St. Louis area that’s looking to enhance revenue and create additional offerings for your members? We want to help you bring a podcast studio to your space. It’s the ultimate coworking space accessory: convenient podcast recording, streaming and audiobook recording for your members, a benefit to sell to your future members and since it is open to the public it increases the foot traffic in your facility and helps build your community awareness.
For marketing firms, business complexes and companies large and small, the possibilities are endless. We’re here to level up services for your clients, help you cut down costs by producing internally, and improve employee communications. You’ll never have to leave the building to create a custom podcast.
Already have a studio and need help managing it? You may find yourself in the situation where you have built a podcast studio in your facility and it is underperforming, you are having trouble finding qualified and reliable engineering staff or the studio has design or branding flaws. Give us a call to come out and assess your studio and we will find a way to get you back on track.
FAQs: Building a Studio
Will the podcast studio in my facility be open to the public or private?
It depends on your situation. What are your needs?
We all know that podcasting is red hot right now and it is only growing in popularity.
Perhaps you are a larger business that is switching your interoffice communications and/or training materials into a podcast format. You’re finding that it’s less expensive than shooting, editing and uploading video and your employees appreciate how easy it is to stream the podcast format.
Or, perhaps you are a marketing firm that is looking to offer more podcast production services to your clients as a trendy addition to their marketing budget.
In either case you see that you will have a constant stream of recorded material being produced under your roof. A private studio powered by Shock City in St. Louis is a perfect fit for you. Not only would it keep your employees on campus, but a modern podcasting room would also be a great look for your company, your employees and your clients.
That’s where we come in. Our staff and vendors can design and build an industry-standard, private, branded podcast recording studio for your company. And you can rest easy that the room will run effortlessly with Shock City Studios staff engineers taking care of all of your podcast studio scheduling, equipment and software maintenance, podcast recording, editing, uploading, and quality control.
On the other hand, perhaps you are a coworking space that is feeling the pressure of a marketplace that is getting overcrowded. You are looking for that next thing that will separate you from your competition. What’s better than putting a co-branded Shock City Podcast Studios in your facility? It’s the ultimate coworking space accessory: convenient podcast recording, streaming and audiobook recording for your members, a benefit to sell to your future members and since it is open to the public it increases the foot traffic in your facility and helps build your community awareness. You can even start your own coworking podcast to build awareness of your space, perhaps by interviewing your members, employees and talking about the state of the coworking space industry. This studio would be an official Shock City Podcast Studios space and would be featured on the company website and booked out of our central offices.
What do you mean by managing and staffing? What does that entail?
First and foremost, Shock City is a recording studio engineering and management staffing company. Over the last decade, we have developed our own proprietary methods of finding qualified audio engineers who are good candidates and retraining them to become Shock City Studios qualified staff members, audio engineers of exceptional skill who have graduated with the additional training in studio management, sales, equipment maintenance, and quality control. You may find yourself in the situation where you have built a podcast studio in your facility and it is underperforming, you are having trouble finding qualified and reliable engineering staff or the studio has design or branding flaws. Give us a call to come out and assess your studio and we will find a way to get you back on track.
How much does it cost to build a studio?
The least expensive way to build a podcast studio is to convert an existing office space or small room into a studio and control room. If the room is located in a quiet location away from outside walls, the build-out is mostly acoustical treatments and interior decorating it can be done as low as $12,000, which in our design includes custom studio furniture. Equipping the control room and studio for a four-person podcast studio with Shock City qualified recording equipment is about $9,000. We can install and equip everything from a broadcast quality economy studio to a building lobby showpiece. The sky is the limit.
What does the construction process look like?
For an economy podcast studio, we like to budget 6 to 8 weeks to commission the studio and have it ready to start recording. This includes demo, buildout, branding, equipping, testing and certifying the studio. We try to do the work with as little impact on the work environment as possible and the job site is clean and cleared at the end of each workday. Let us know what specific needs you have in this area.