Introducing the Anchor Podcast Lab, a physical recording space in New York City for anyone to make a podcast.

Soon any podcaster will be able to request a time in Anchor’s new quiet recording space in the heart of Manhattan. Best of all, it’s 100% free.

At Anchor, we want to make it easy for anyone to make a podcast. Earlier this year, we launched Anchor 3.0, giving creators of all experience levels everything they need to make a podcast, including creation tools, one touch distribution, and unlimited podcast hosting, all in one place (and all completely free). But what if you also need a quiet space to record?

Recently, some members of the Anchor team started piecing together a small, quiet recording area at Anchor HQ in New York City for recording podcasts. After recording a few episodes and hearing the results, we realized that this space might be useful for others, too. So we decided to open the space up to members of the local podcasting community, too, and the Anchor Podcast Lab was born.

The lab will be open for podcasters later this summer, and you can sign up now to request time: just visit anchor.fm/podcastlab. When we open the doors, someone from the Anchor team will get back to you to schedule your exact time (subject to availability) and share details about how to get started, and that’s it. Just show up and use the lab to record your next podcast episode. Best part? It’s completely free.

When you get to the lab, we’ll get you set up with up to three high quality microphones, a quiet space to record, and an iPad running the latest (and sometimes with a sneak peek of unreleased features!) version of Anchor. Or, bring your own computer and plug directly into our mixer. Once you’re done, your audio files will be uploaded directly to your Anchor account to be edited or published from your home or office, or you can take them with you on your own SD card or hard drive.

Right now the Podcast Lab is only operating in New York City, though we hope to find a way to bring the same concept to other cities soon. So if you’re nearby and in need of some quiet space and gear, feel free to sign up now. We can’t wait to meet you and hear your podcast!

Sign up for the Anchor Podcast Lab now

Not making a podcast yet? Check out our handy How to Start a Podcast guide for tips and tricks on how to make something awesome with Anchor. And as always, we’d love to hear your feedback, via email or on Twitter.

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