In this Video We Cover
- Making Space for Recording
- Setting up Recording Hardware
- Starting Recording Equipment Software
- Testing Recordings Ahead of Time using Skype Test Call
- Naming Files and Setting File Locations
- Setting Skype to Use the Best Microphone
- Best Practices for Holding Microphone During Recordings
- We Record a Test Podcast with V
Pre-Interview Recording Instructions
- Begin this process 10 minutes before your interview
Close Out All Programs
Supports with presence, focus and operating system issues.
- Plug in Your Headphones to the Computer’s Headphone Jack
Plug in Recording Equipment to the computer’s USB port
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- Open Piezo – Skype Recording Software (FreedomPodcasting.com/piezo)
Select Skype as the Source On Piezo Program
Skype is already selected? Click Piezo’s Record button to open Skype
- Record a Test Call using Skype Test Call
Type “Test” into the search bar and call “Skype Test Call”
Record yourself speaking with their automated service and check you recording mp3 to ensure everything is working right.
- Call Your Interview Subject and Record the Interview
While recording with your guest or interview subject, you can be reminded that the recording is working by checking to see the duration numbers are rolling along and the level needles are moving when you and your subject speak.
- Share your podcast via DropBox with the Freedom Podcasting Team
The Reasoning Behind this Post
The biggest hurtle for new podcasters is creating recordings.
Every day at Freedom Podcasting we have people reach out to us via our customer survey . The people who reach out to us are passionate about their ideas and are ready to get their ideas out to the world. I notice that many of us grow unsure of the next step.
What is the next step?
That’s it. But it’s not that simple. There is a world of information out there regarding what microphones to use and high tech software programs to learn. In my opinion, most of this information is written by two types of people:
- Audiophiles – Passionate about the science of recording. These people are crazy about this stuff and should be ignored. Truth is, they are putting tremendous amounts of energy into the science of sound which only other audiophiles really understand
- Charlatans – These people don’t really know too much about this stuff but it makes sense to recommend complex solutions so that it seems like you really know what you’re talking about.
Both of these should be ignored. The truth is, we can implement Pareto’s 80/20 analysis and create high quality sound that can be traveled with and operated by a person who knows nothing about the science or complexity behind recordings.
The reason podcasting is blowing up is because there are fascinating people who have access to
Once a host begins to record, they gain momentum. Momentum is a powerful thing. Why?
With a few recordings under our belt, we’ll have the raw material needed to craft a new finished product. Without this, the work has yet to be done. If the hosts isn’t ready to get the initial work done, the show will never see the light of day.
So if you’re hoping to create the next big business or express the next big idea, start with the work that can be done. Start recording.
With the above proceesss