Soldering Iron

Learn to solder + edit audio in the CBAA's Media Lab

Helen Henry, 30th July 2018

The Media Lab is the hands-on space at the CBAA Conference, where you can pick up new skills or refresh on some old ones to take back to your station.

We're excited to announce the first of the Media Lab sessions for this year below, presented in partnership with the Community Media Training Organisation (CMTO). Registration is required for these sessions and will open closer to the conference.

Intro to Audio Editing

Calling all audio editing newbies! Join Giordana Caputo, the CMTO’s CEO, for a hands on exploration of digital audio workstation Hindenburg, to learn how to: clean up and spruce your recordings, store your files and use the correct sample rate for radio audio packages. This is a bring your own laptop session.

Advanced Audio Editing

Great EQ and compression is vital to your station's audio production process. Shape your station’s sound with this session on advanced audio editing, where the CMTO’s Heli Newton will advance your knowledge of these concepts. Apply these skills to your on-air sound and branding, station identification, promotions & sponsorship stings. This is a bring your own laptop session.

Wire It!

In line with it’s mission to make broadcast tech accessible for all, Technorama and the CMTO present Wire It! -  a 2-hour hands-on workshop giving you the opportunity to learn basic skills in soldering, stripping and tinning wire. All equipment provided.


Earlybird registrations are open now - don't miss out on this opportunity to save on your conference ticket.

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A focus on academic research happening in community media will return to the 2018 CBAA Conference with an extended session on digital disruption.


Sessions on interviewing, editing, smart phone journalism + more, presented in partnership with the CMTO.


Content, programs and programming workshops added to the program.