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Record Skype calls with free software
Zac Erickson from Between Your Ears podcast tells us about MP3 Skype Recorder, free for Windows. I recommend Call Recorder for Skype, which is $20 for OS X. There's also MX Skype Recorder. A future episode will cover these and other methods in greater detail.
Disadvantages of BlogTalkRadio
Recording multiple USB mics as separate tracks in Audacity
I didn't think this was possible, but Bob Boufford from Solution Nexus tested and discovered it's possible to record multiple USB mics in Audacity. They're even captured as separate tracks! But this is for OS X only. I've invited Bob to guest-blog about this for me. For now, listen to his description of making an Aggregate Device in OS X.
Podcasts about video podcasting?
Ian from the West Side of Mars Podcast wants to learn about video podcasting. Many of the same principles apply to video podcasting as we talk about in The Audacity to Podcast™ and many other podcasts about podcasting. But I can only remember three other podcasters ever mentioning video podcasting tips or techniques:
- The Podcaster's Studio with Ray Ortega (a video-podcaster himself)
- Podcast Answer Man with Cliff Ravenscraft (live-streams his podcasting sessions)
- School of Podcasting with Dave Jackson
Unfortunately, I can't point to specific episodes on video-podcasting issues.
Why I caved and bought Soundboard 2.0
I've previously reviewed Ambrosia Software's Soundboard 2.0 and really liked it. I just didn't like the $49 price tag. But I discovered that RetailMeNot.com has a monthly coupon code for Ambrosia Software, which dropped the price to $41.65.
While still more than the $29 I think it should cost, this places Soundboard 2.0 near the same price of Sound Byte ($39), but Soundboard 2.0 is a much nicer program for OS X.
I still recommend the free PodProducer for Windows.
Death of Chris Capel, creator of Chris's Dynamic Compressor
In several past episodes (episode 5, episode 11, and episode 22), I have highly praised Chris's Dynamic Compressor as the best audio compressor for Audacity. Sadly, Chris recently died and will be missed by many.
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