Gimlet Media, the Brooklyn-based media company behind hit podcasts like Reply All, Homecoming, The Nod and StartUp, has built itself into the hub of the modern podcast universe. Since this past summer, it also has a new headquarters: 27,000 square feet of downtown Brooklyn space into which it’s built a combination of offices and studio suites that are already busy turning out dozens of new episodes weekly.
One key element that has made Gimlet Media’s new digs so efficient is the use of components from the RedNet range of Dante networked audio converters and interfaces from Focusrite.
A total of 15 RedNet MP8R eight-channel mic pre and A/D converts equip all 13 studios, as well as six RedNet AM2 stereo monitoring units.
MP8R’s are assigned to each podcast studio, acting as the mic press for each studio and interfacing with the QSC Q-SYS backbone, which handles routing and signal processing.
The six AM2 units are distributed as needed throughout the production facility and are used by note-takers who transcribe and otherwise chronicle the podcast production process, allowing them to be connected to the sessions without needing to be inside the studio itself. All of the RedNet products were purchased through Sound, Production & Lighting (SPL), the Chicago-area-based AV integrator on the project.
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