Skype Recording easily…
UPDATE 4/12/19: Don’t know how, but in moving servers the .mp3 file has gone missing for this post.
As more and more of us engage in user-generated content in the form of podcasts, videos, and other media types, one thing that people ask me over-n-over again is, “So how do we record Skype calls?” While there are simple methods like Call Recorder for the Mac or HotRecorder for the PC, they’re fairly modest in capability and the results lacking in quality (in my opinion).
On my desk right now is a studio quality microphone on a stand (that I’ve used for podcasts for a year and a half) as well as a mixing board and M-Audio Microtrack recorder, I wanted something drop-dead-simple, fast to setup, bulletproof and of pretty decent quality.
Though most know about Audio Hijack Pro and its ability to get geeky and deal with all the audio streams on a Macintosh, they came out awhile back with one, incredibly useful feature: instant recording. Though I’ve done alot of experiments with various headset/microphone combinations, I finally settled on using the Logitech Premium Notebook headset due to its comfort and quality (though I stuck a foam cover on the microphone to reduce its “tinny” sound).
Due to a client requirement, I performed several tests today recording Skype-to-phone calls, Skype-to-Skype and just did one with a colleague in San Francisco (Amy Lenzo from Clearlight Communications) using that instant recording feature. If you’d like to hear what a Skype-to-Skype call can sound like recorded over this here Internet thingy without a lot of muss-n-fuss, give it a listen:
About Steve Borsch
Connecting the Dots Podcast
Podcasting hit the mainstream in July of 2005 when Apple added podcast show support within iTunes. I'd seen this coming so started podcasting in May of 2005 and kept going until August of 2007. Unfortunately was never 'discovered' by national broadcasters, but made a delightfully large number of connections with people all over the world because of these shows. Click here to view the archive of my podcast posts.