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Training

Use this page to access the latest training resources.

From video tutorials to written guides, we will strive to produce volunteer resources that allow you to develop new skills and stay up to date with the latest essential training that ensures you can volunteer safely and confidently.

For the latest training news and discussion, you can access the Training channel on Microsoft Teams.

For support, login details or user accounts, please contact aidan.goodwin@thecat.radio

We have now switched to Myriad Cloud. This means there will be a number of changes to day to day procedures, including going live on air using the new studios, how music is managed, and how to get music ready to play on air.

Please watch the training videos below to familiarise yourself with the new software, new studio equipment, and the new ‘off air’ music library in Mp3Tag.

Going Live On Air

This video talks you through how to use both studio 1 and studio 2 to go live on air and present your show.

Mass Uploading / Mass Deleting Music

This video talks through how to mass upload music from the ‘off air’ library, and mass delete it when you’re done.

The ‘Off Air’ Music Library (Mp3Tag)

This video talks you through the new off air music library, and how to find, sort, and edit music metadata.

Quick Tip - Logging Out Properly

This video talks through how to make sure you’re fully logged out from Myriad Cloud on a shared PC.

Using Music from Mp3Tag in Myriad

This video talks you through the process of using music from the ‘off air’ library, on air in Myriad Cloud

Using the Phone System to Call Guests

This video talks through how to make phone calls, talk to guests off air, and then put them on air to be interviewed.

Studio 2 Overview

This video gives a brief overview of the shiny new studio 2 at The Cat, with a tour of the new equipment.

VoiceTracking

This video takes you through VoiceTracking in Studio 2 using the new desks and Myriad Anywhere

Recording Phone Calls and Interviews

This video gives a walkthrough of how to record phone calls, interviews, and voiceovers in Studio 2.

Myriad Cloud for Cat Xtra - The Basics

Myriad Cloud for Cat Xtra - Uploading Content

ARCHIVE

These videos are slightly older, and probably out of date, but may be slightly useful to you!

Accessing the Studio Inbox

This video will talk you through how to add the studio inbox by adding it to your folders in Outlook.

Microsoft 365 Walkthrough

This video will walk you through the new intranet homepage, volunteer hub, Microsoft Teams, email and studio booking systems.

Voice Tracking Like a Pro

​​​​​​​This video discusses techniques and settings to be mindful of when voice tracking or broadcasting remotely using Myriad Anywhere.

Remote Access

This video will instruct you on how to sign up for and use the remote access service utilised by The Cat.

Uploading Your Show to Listen Again

This video tutorial will instruct you on how to upload your show to the website.

Please note: Following the update of The Cat website in 2023, you now only need to upload your show to The Cat's Mixcloud account.

You no longer need to embed your show in the website.

Uploading Podcasts

​​​​​This video tutorial explains the process of uploading a podcast to Anchor.fm and then embedding it onto The Cat’s website…​​​​​​​

Please note: Anchor.FM is now Spotify for Podcasters

Following the update of The Cat website in 2023, you now only need to upload your show to Spotify for Podcasters using The Cat's account.

You no longer need to embed your show in the website.