The Agency Connexion Podcast:
Backup Recording Options
We’re excited to have you on our podcast! Thanks for being willing and for sharing your story with us. If you have missed them the interview questions are here.
This page is dedicated to helping you know how we do our recordings (only audio) and how you can be best prepared to have a backup incase something breaks in the primary method (there’s always a chance!).
Primary recording: Zencastr.com
Zencaster is a simple voip tool (think Skype but in the browser) that is built for podcasters. It makes it quite simple to be connected and to do the recording. One of the amazing features of Zencastr is that it records audio locally and uploads it after the call. So this will eliminate any internet glitches and make you sound awesome!
Secondary Recording: You!
This is the most important part! In case everything else fails, recording yourself via your phone is going to be one of the best ways to ensure your audio is great.
If you know Audacity or GarageBand, then go ahead and skip the rest of this and use the one you are most comfortable with. If however that seems like chinese to you your smart phone is a great solution!
Use Your Phone
Smartphones have developed to the point that they are capable of recording relatively professional sounding audio. Now, it won’t sound like a crystal clear radio broadcast, but the audio that can be recorded from an iPhone or Android device is far superior to anything that you can rip from a Skype call.
iPhone users can use Voice Memos. Android users may need to use an app like Smart Recorder if your phone does not come with an internal recording app. During the recording, please hold the phone 6-12 inches away from your mouth if possible.
When the recording is done please email the files (via dropbox or you send it) to firstname.lastname@example.org