It’s feedback time! Huge thanks to those who shared their feedback.

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

Jeremy Sarber doesn’t like BlogTalkRadio and neither do I, so I reblogged his post and added my own thoughts.

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.

OS X Audio MIDI Setup with Aggregate Device

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:

Unfortunately, I can’t point to specific episodes on video-podcasting issues.

Why I caved and bought Soundboard 2.0

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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8 comments on “Recording Skype Calls, Multiple USB Mics, Soundboard 2.0, and Video Podcasting [Feedback] – TAP038

  1. face2mm says:

    there is a nice tool i'd recommend to use http://www.imcapture.com/IMCapture_for_Skype/, it allows to record skype calls in great quality!) but thanx)

    1. Wow, that program is $50. How does it compare to these other apps? Are you running it on OS X or Windows?

  2. Evgeniy xxx says:

    You may also want to try MX SkypeRecorder
    http://skyperec.com/ which seems quite stable. Well, at least it never let me down unlike other apps. Hope it’ll help.

    1. Thanks! I often forget that one.

  3. Keeper Dan says:

    I just ran across a program called Pamela that records Skype, and has the feature of adding sound effects over the call so the other party can hear them as well as the recording. This is the only program I’ve seen so far with all of this integrated together. Great option for a podcaster on a budget.
    http://www.pamela.biz/en/

    1. Yes, I often forget to mention Pamela because it’s limited to 15 minutes or the more expensive option.

  4. Cheap Windows User says:

    Question, has audacity expanded the recording multiple usb mics to Windows or is it still limited to Mac?

    1. Audacity, on any platform, can’t record multiple USB audio devices without extra software. On OS X, you have to use something like Audio Hijack, Soundflower, or create an aggregate audio device. On Windows, get Virtual Audio Cable or VoiceMeeter. These software will allow you to create a virtual audio device that can be the combination of multiple devices. Select that device in Audacity and you can record simultaneously.

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