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Peterborough Audiocraft Festival

March 22, 2021 @ 8:00 am - March 27, 2021 @ 5:00 pm

Join us for the Peterborough Audiocraft Festival: an event series for skill sharing and celebrating the craft of independent radio and podcast makers in Peterborough, Ontario.

Over the course of the festival, ten indie audio workers, hobbyists, and enthusiasts will open the doors into their home studios: sharing technical skills and insights into their creative process.

The festival will take place virtually during the week of March 22, 2021 over Zoom video conferencing and Youtube.

The Peterborough Audiocraft Festival is free to attend! Thanks to our event sponsors: #RisingYouth community service grants, the City of Peterborough, and Maars Music.

Use the registration links in the schedule below to attend.


Register for each event to join the live audience where you can ask questions in the live Q&A, or watch our livestream videos on our Youtube channel.

March 22, 2021
  • Webinar with Ayesha Barmania on making Peterborough Currents podcasts

    March 22, 2021  2:00 pm3:00 pm

    Join us for the first session of the inaugural Peterborough Audiocraft Festival. This webinar takes a look behind-the-scenes into how Peterborough Currents co-publisher Ayesha Barmania makes podcasts.

    Peterborough Currents is a reader-supported journalism outlet that publishes in-depth reporting for the web and in podcast format.

    This webinar will look at what it took to make an episode of Peterborough Currents’ Budget Week podcast from idea to execution. Covered topics include: interviewing, recording, script writing, audio editing and audio mastering in Reaper.

    Watch the recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z7wOZ1YSCB0

  • Webinar with Justin Evangelho on the Disenabled radio show

    March 22, 2021  4:00 pm5:00 pm

    Join us for the Peterborough Audiocraft Festival. This webinar takes a look behind-the-scenes into how community radio programmer Justin Evangelho makes Disenabled.

    Disenabled is a weekly program airing on Trent Radio (92.7 FM in Peterborough) which is centred upon the experiences of individuals living with physical disabilities.

    This webinar will look at what it takes to make Disenabled from idea to execution. Covered topics include: interviewing, recording and audio editing.
    Watch on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nAN_PLj8eI4

  • Audiocraft Festival opening night social

    March 22, 2021  5:00 pm6:30 pm

    Join us for an online celebration and social event! Meet other podcasters, radio makers and enthusiasts at the Audiocraft Festival opening night social event.

    Chat with presenters and other attendees at this relaxed get-together.


March 23, 2021
  • Webinar with Grayden Hatherly

    March 23, 2021  1:00 pm1:30 pm

    Join us at the Peterborough Audiocraft Festival for this webinar, taking a look into community radio programmer Grayden Hatherly’s production process.

    Topics covered:

    1. Getting Started with Recording
    2. Intro to Audacity
    3. Recording in Audacity
    4. Using m4a files in Audacity
    5. Compression, Noise Reduction, and More
    6. An Introduction to Sound Trap
    7. Recording in Sound Trap
    8. Clean audio vs. Computer mic enhancer vs. Mobile mic enhancer
    9. Adding music or external audio clips to your show in Sound Trap
    10. What Happens If I Make a Mistake?
    11. Polishing Your Show / Adding The Final Details
    12. Saving and Downloading Your Show From Sound Trap
    13. A Few More Tips and Tricks

    Watch the webinar on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJG1UeIB6us

  • Boxla Beat & Blackbird Sessions: How We Create Our Podcasts

    March 23, 2021  6:00 pm7:00 pm

    Stephen Stamp has produced 8 seasons of the acclaimed lacrosse podcast Boxla Beat. Kerry Jayne McMaster and he also host and produce Blackbird Sessions (formerly known as The Musician Next Door). They share how they get the ideas and sounds for the podcasts.

    Watch on Youtube:



March 24, 2021
  • Angel Hamilton’s Audio Documentary Masterclass

    March 24, 2021  11:00 am12:00 pm

    Documentaries tell a focused story about a singular subject – a stark contrast to the topic-exploring format of many podcasts. Take a dive into the techniques used by experienced audio documentarian Angel Hamilton for using sound to tell a compelling story. And by the end of the session, feel comfortable getting started putting together your own audio documentary.

    Watch on Youtube: https://youtu.be/T4Hz1dZOlpI

March 25, 2021
  • Trial and Error: Arthur’s first year of DIY podcasting

    March 25, 2021  1:30 pm2:00 pm

    Arthur Newspaper editors Brazil and Nick detail a year building an accessible and enticing podcast about Peterborough-Nogojiwanong and Trent news, politics, and happenings. We talk about developing voice, balancing research with narrative structure, trying (too hard) to be funny and how we are slowly but surely learning to believe in ourselves and our voices.

    Registration link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_rxwaF3GaT5WhflVdPnXN3g

March 26, 2021
  • Making Radio and Podcasts Without Looking

    March 26, 2021  3:00 pm3:30 pm

    Longtime radio enthusiast, freelance broadcaster, and podcaster Devon Wilkins explains how her early life in Quebec’s Eastern Townships region led to her becoming enthralled with radio.  She goes on to explain how equipment used by people who are blind and partially sighted has evolved over the years into the tools she uses today to create the two radio programs and the four podcasts she hosts.

    Registration link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_D3A3dWH1Q_mngSWexxSYHg

March 27, 2021
  • Webinar with Marisol Campos-Naverrete

    March 27, 2021  2:00 pm2:30 pm

    Join us at the Peterborough Audiocraft Festival for this webinar, taking a look into how Marisol Campos Navarrete uses radio and podcasting to build Indigenous knowledge resources with her show ‘Perspectives from Abiayala and Beyond.’

    This webinar is about how to start doing a podcast as a humble way to reciprocate the knowledge shared by the guest speakers. PFAAB was born that way, and by co-creating every episode with each of the guests, we all learn in the process, promoting knowledge mobilization and integrating all the participants into the design and technical logistics of how to make and publish a podcast. This methodology allows the accessibility and self-promotion of each episode of the podcast exactly with the audience that will welcome it the most. The co-responsibility in creating each episode makes the whole process an enjoyable experience of oral knowledge’s empowerment and community building.

    Registration link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_TTfa1GViR-up9hD0slaJMw

  • Choosing a microphone for your needs, with Markus Maar

    March 27, 2021  3:00 pm4:00 pm

    *This session was previously scheduled for Thursday Mar. 25, and has been rescheduled due to technical issues, apologies for any inconvenience*

    Audio engineering professional and proprietor of Maar’s Music, Markus Maar will demonstrate a variety of microphones and how to use them. This webinar will go over the different uses for USB mics, conventional mics, headset mics and audio interfaces. We’ll also cover the differences between condenser vs. dynamic microphones. This session will go through what you need to know to pick the right microphone for you.

    Registration link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_CzqlBXD_S2KTd3GAcM5Q6A


The Peterborough Audiocraft Festival is made possible through a #RisingYouth community service grant, and a City of Peterborough community project grant.

Peterborough Independent Podcasters is a not-for-profit organization supporting indie podcasters in Ontario. Check out our members in our creators directory, learn more about becoming a member, and consider a donation to support our work!


March 22, 2021 @ 8:00 am
March 27, 2021 @ 5:00 pm
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Peterborough Independent Podcasters
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