Podcasting in the Classroom with Vocaster

Student using Vocaster

Empower students with innovative solutions

In today's rapidly changing education environment it can be a challenge to keep students engaged and inspired. Educators are looking for new ways to address the varied learning styles of their students, and podcasting has emerged as a unique way to explore subjects. Podcasting can provide opportunities for students to engage concepts in a more personal way. Students are often excited by the opportunity to create content similar to what they consume, so podcasting can be a great interdisciplinary activity that helps deepen understanding and inspire curiosity.

Focusrite is here to help, offering the ideal tools needed to fast track students to become podcasting pros, coupled with exclusive educational discounts!

Read on for full details about Vocaster, Focusrite’s innovative range of podcasting recording solutions.

Student recording with Vocaster

Exclusive Vocaster pricing

Verified faculty and college-level students can take advantage of a huge 50-60% exclusive discount* on the full Vocaster line of podcasting interfaces. A 10% educational discount is also available on all other Focusrite products. This discount is available directly through the Focusrite website and is applicable to new Focusrite hardware only.

To request an academic discount on Focusrite products:

  1. Click on the "Verify" button below and enter your personal information. An active .edu email address is the easiest way to verify your eligibility status
  2. Once your eligibility has been confirmed via email, you will be redirected back to the Focusrite website with a code allowing you to complete your discounted purchase

If the verification service is unable to instantly verify your eligibility, you will receive an email with instructions on how to manually verify your eligibility.

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For bulk quantity purchases please schedule a consultation with the Focusrite Group in Education sales team. We are looking forward to working with you.
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Focusrite's Vocaster podcasting interfaces are a reliable solution for educators looking to integrate podcasting into their teaching toolkit. With recording studio-quality sound, Vocaster ensures that student's voices are captured in high detail, ensuring an engaging listening experience. Vocaster's intuitive design is accessible for users of all technical levels, and the innovative features allow students to focus on content creation rather than troubleshooting complicated equipment. Vocaster is compatible with headphones with a 1/4" jack and any XLR microphone, ensuring a seamless integration with the vast majority of learning environments without significant investment in additional equipment.

Adding the Focusrite Vocaster to your educational resources can help support innovative and inclusive teaching methods. Podcasting allows students the opportunity to more actively participate in their learning journey, and the Vocaster supports that by not letting technical challenges get in the way of your student's creativity.

Feature highlight: Auto Gain

The Auto Gain function on the Vocaster will set the microphone input levels automatically, resulting in a consistent and optimal signal level. This feature is perfect for students new to recording audio. Auto Gain helps your students avoid distorted audio and will save time during post production by reducing the need for manual level adjustments. Auto Gain can be enabled with the button on the top of the Vocaster, or via the Vocaster Hub companion software.

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Feature highlight: Enhance

The Enhance function on the Vocaster can add warmth and presence to your voice, eliminating the need for compression and EQ processing. Simply pressing the Enhance button on the top of the Vocaster enables this feature. Enhance offers four podcaster-approved voice presets to bring out the best in any voice. The presets can also be tweaked inside of Vocaster Hub.

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Case studies

Many education facilities have embraced Focusrite technologies and their students are thriving, learning podcasting, music and audio production and engineering techniques. Check out the case studies below to read their success stories.