Learn how to create sound and oral history
June 15, 2021
iStock-892807216.jpgTeens, make your voices heard! Are you interested in learning about sound recording or professional careers in audio? Ready to start interviewing your family and community members? This summer the Sacramento Public Library presents SoundConnect, a 6-week virtual program where you will learn how to create your own sound and oral history projects from professionals. 

SoundConnect starts June 29 and will meet every Tuesday from 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. through August 3. SoundConnect is open to youth aged 13 to 17 years old and registration is limited. All sessions will take place on Zoom and closed captioning will be provided.

During the weekly workshops, participants will learn:

●    How to use a Tascam DR-40x portable audio recorder
●    How to edit your recordings using SoundTrap
●    Sound design and mixing
●    Digital project management
●    How to interview family and community members
●    The importance of preserving community history
●    Protecting the intellectual property rights of your recordings and projects

A computer or internet enabled device with Zoom installed is required to participate. Participants will be able to borrow a Portable Recording Kit which includes a Tascam DR-40x Recorder, headphones, tripod and accessories during the program. Participants must have parent/guardian permission to borrow a kit. Portable Recording Kits must be picked up by registered participants at a local library location. Limit one Portable Recording Kit per household. Participants will retain 100% ownership of their work and will have an option to share completed recordings and/or works in progress with other workshop participants.

For more information, contact Ricardo Ramirez at

This project is a program of the Sacramento Public Library, supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian.