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The question today: How do I Record Podcast Interviews?
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Hello, and welcome to today’s podcasting tip. Today I want to cover how to record interviews online….
I get asked a lot about how to record interviews when we are not in the same room as the person we are interviewing. We don’t all have massive budgets to fly all over the world but we still want to talk to people on the other side of the globe. So, there are lots of different solutions, we tried ecamm call recorder for Skype, Zencastr, phone recording, CleanFeed, and call recorder apps too.
The one though that we have recently fallen completely in love with is Zoom.US conferencing. It’s actually a conferencing tool but it allows you to record calls. It’s very easy to set up. You set up the meeting and send a link to join for the person that you will be recording with. They click join, you hit record, job done. You can also select a box in the settings, which is fairly new feature to record both sides of the conversation separately. And so you get two files, one of you, and one of the person you are interviewing. So whatever happens you will have two clean separate audio files. So if one of you coughs over the other, it doesn’t matter.
And the best thing about all of this, is there’s a free package that should be completely sufficient for all podcasters, it allows you to record like that for up to 30 minutes for each interview. That’s Zoom.US if you want to check it out.
One piece of advice is also to record on your end though. And this can be really simple, you might not need Zoom or a recorder for Skype, if both of you have Audacity or Audition open, you can use your mic, also hit record on your editing software, and if your guest is also a podcaster, ask them to do the same. It is better to be safe than sorry and you don’t want to lose all that interview or have to ask that big celebrity or big guest to re-record. Use a backup but also use something like Zoom.US, it’s excellent.
Thanks for listening to today’s podcasting tip. I’ll speak to you tomorrow as we look at other options and tips.
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