The following screenshots describe how to set Zoom to record a separate audio file per individual participant. First you want to go to preferences:
Secondly, you want to click the recording tab on the settings menu.
On the recording tab, you’ll find a checkbox that says “Record a separate audio file for each participant”. Click the checkbox there.
Now you’re set up to record multiple audio files when you do zoom recordings.
Why We Prefer Split Track Recordings
As audio engineers, we prefer split track recordings because it allows us more options when we are improving your audio quality.
For example, if your guest has a dog barking in the background while you’re speaking, with split track recordings we can remove the sound of the dog entirely without affecting your recording quality. If we don’t receive your files in multiple files (i.e. split track) it is almost impossible to remove the sound of the dog barking without destroying the quality of your recording.
Hope this helps!
Thanks for this article. Do you know if you can record seperate audio files using the iphone app version? At the moment I can only get it to record 1 audio file with everyone.
Using an iPhone app…. I actually don’t know.
Do you ever have trouble with the individual tracks not syncing up, i.e. they stop recording and then carry on at different times?
Yes. That can be an issue. It’s important to keep the split tracks aligned.