Using the Radio Booths

If you need to know how to use the Radio Booths at 9 Mappin Street, follow the below guide.

Video Guide

Step by Step with Pictures

1 – Put on your headphones and adjust your mic. Remember, the mic is directional, so point the tip of the mic in the direction of your mouth.

2 – Switch on the mic by pressing the red “PGM” button on the track labelled “mic”.

Switch on the mic


3 – Set your mic level.

Set your mic level

4 – Switch on the recording device (the Marantz PMD580, or in Booth 2, the black Denon DN-700R) by pressing the “ON” switch (unless it is already on).

Switch on recording device

5 – Press “REC” on the recorder, to start recording.

Press Rec to start recording

6 – Press “STOP” to finish recording.

Press stop

7 – If you wish to listen back to your recording, turn off the mic (press the red PGM button on the mixing desk). Then turn on the track labelled “PMD580” (by turning on the red PGM button).

Then press “PLAY/PAUSE” on the PMD580 / DN-700R.

8 – To find out how to access your recording, see



2 thoughts on “Using the Radio Booths

  • November 6, 2014 at 10:46 am

    Do these radio booths have phones in them for making phone interviews?

    • November 14, 2014 at 11:40 am

      Hi Cavan, yes they do.
      There will be a tutorial on recording phone interviews on here shortly.


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