If there are interviews you want to do and record them as podcasts — or use high quality audio for any purpose when interviewees or conference callers are in multiple geographical locations — it’s been challenging to do over phone lines or any other means…until Skype arrived.
For years I’ve followed everything Doug Kaye delivers since he’s a long-time radio guy who “gets” podcasting and user generated content. He created IT Conversations which allowed me to access and listen to thought leaders in information technologies which first got me hooked on following him. He’s done much more and you can read about (and listen to an interview with him) here.
But Kaye has always danced around his Gold stamp of approval for Skype interview recording…until now as you’ll see and hear when you watch the video below.
A cohort of his, Paul Figgiani who runs Podcast Academy for Gigavox Media (Kaye’s firm) joins Kaye in this video and he’s an accomplished audio guy too. I also owe this guy. Why? Because when I was struggling with audio gear — and had bought and returned several devices — this guy took the time to record audio for me and emailed me (after I had sent him a note). This was WAY beyond the call of duty and thus have always had a soft spot for him and what he delivers and I’ll bet you’ll appreciate what he and Kaye have given.
Kaye and Figgiani just released a VERY well done “how-to” video on how to record Skype interviews in high quality. It moves along very fast so you’ll want to pause it as you try what they recommend. But for these two guys to place their blessings on Skype interview recording is huge.
I went through a lot of time and pain (and money) over many months in 2005 and 2006 to learn what they’ve synthesized and have delivered in this video. This is a wealth of knowledge packaged up for your use and is quite a gift. Thanks guys!