On May 4th, 2021, the BBC Radio Channel 4 recorded a mini-series with rapper Akala, using excerpts from his book, Natives: Race & Class in the Ruins of Empire.
His producers sought a studio that could deliver the “intimate audiobook” sound quality required to record the activist’s message on some of the most compelling and significant issues today.
They chose Miami Podcast Studios.
In the series which ran for the month of June 2021, Akala related the extensive historical knowledge from his book to supply prescient insight into current racial tensions in the UK that extend far beyond ordinary understanding.
Miami Podcast Studios provided all the services necessary for his half-day session, including a complimentary 15-minute technical session to test their audio in advance of the 4.5-hour booking. We even swiftly satisfied a last-minute request to distribute extensive script prints—required to ensure everyone was on the same page during their session.
We took care of everything for the BBC team 4,000-miles away, and their session began on time! Using their remote booth in the UK to our video studio setup, we enabled them to live-monitor the recording and direct their talented author in real-time using Google Meet and the virtual ISDN website Source Connect.
Akala’s producers at the BBC were even able to live record our feed to their desired specifications during the session.
We compiled the studio masters for their use afterward and, to ensure redundancy, captured the session on hard media while screening out the technical channel on our multi-track recorder.
Miami Podcast Studios was there every step of the way to guarantee the BBC received the highest quality service for a successful Audiobook recording session.
Recorded for The Waters Company & produced by Jill Waters in the UK
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We are fully open right now. Our facility asks that all talents wear masks in the common areas of the studio. We also strongly urge all of our podcasters to get vaccinated and invite only guests they believe to be vaccinated.
Bookings for up to six persons (5 on-camera) and a producer will be accepted. Covid19 waivers may be requested.