Re: [podcasters] that phone interview question again
- On Fri, Feb 12, 2010 at 8:10 AM, Richard Amirault <ramirault@...>wrote:
> ----- Original Message -----Yep. But the conference call service is very easy to set up and run. And I
> From: "Calvin Powers"
> > I have been a happy and enthusiastic fan of talkshoe.com as a great way
> > conduct live phone interviews with guests. One of the reasons I like
> > talkshoe so much is that they give you the chance to record phone
> > interviews
> > at much higher bit rates than most conference call services. So while the
> > recording quality is not great it's better than most phone interviews.
> > But honestly, I'd rather
> > have a conference call service that we can all dial into.
> That's up to you .. but doing it this way *both* sides of the conversation
> (your voice and your guest) sound like they are coming thru the phone
> (because they are) I would much rather have my voice recorded "normal"
> (high quality) and my guest as high as practical. I have actually heard a
> Skype interview that you could not tell was done on Skype it was so good.
pull out the choice sound bites and re-record my questions locally so in
the podcast my side doesn't sound like a phone call.
But as I discovered last night, even conference call services can have
As I mentioned in another post. Total Recorder + Skype Out is looking pretty
good right now. Of course I've only had Skype for a few days and haven't
yet caught it on a bad day.
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----- Original Message -----
> That idea of using the phone's headphone jack is a great idea. I'm sure I
> could get that working with my iPhone, but I just never thought of it.
> Elegant solution. Thanks!
I doubt any phones have a "headphone jack" these days. They are likely
"headset jacks" with both the speaker and mic connections.
Boston, MA, USA
- I've made heavy, and quite successful, use of Callburner to record Skype
calls. I added Skype Out and that made it possible to call into my BTR
shows via Skye, and Skype In for the occasional interview with a non-Skype
person (rare for me).
It was 11 Feb 2010, when Calvin Powers commented:
> I have been a happy and enthusiastic fan of talkshoe.com as a great way to
> conduct live phone interviews with guests. One of the reasons I like
> talkshoe so much is that they give you the chance to record phone
> interviews at much higher bit rates than most conference call services. So
> while the recording quality is not great it's better than most phone
> But tonight I had a scheduled interview and was not able to get into the
> system. Constant busy signal. Of course, there is no human being I can call
> for help. I did leave a phone mail on their system outage phone number. But
> it's too late now. I've already cancelled the interview and now have an
> irritated guest to deal with.
> So back to the drawing board. What do folks recommend for recording phone
> interviews? I found this page on transom.org which seems to do a great job
> at describing all the hardware based solutions. But honestly, I'd rather
> have a conference call service that we can all dial into.
> Anyway, I'd like to hear what other people are doing for recording phone
> Calvin Powers
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