Re: Recording individual callers in a skype call
- It can be done without collecting individual files after the recording session but its expensive. It requires a dedicated computer per caller and a mixer than can send individual channels to the recorder. Leo Laporte does this for audio and video. He calls his contraption a skypasaurus or some such thing. See http://wiki.twit.tv/wiki/Equipment and http://leoville.com/the-skypesaurus-story
At The Handyguys Podcast we use skype for interviews occasionally. We have a mixer (MultiMix 8 USB 2.0 http://www.alesis.com/multimix8usb20 ) which we plug in the in/out from a dedicated laptop we use for the Skype calls. I cant tell you off the top of my head how we set things. We record the audio on a different puter attached to the multimix. We can then isolate the caller's audio from the two hosts in studio. Our setup sorta works like a one channel skypasaurus.
The downside is we are at the mercy of the callers network connection and skype setup or worse their regular phone. We have said we will never interview someone via a cell phone, the quality is too poor. Skype to Skype gives us the best quality.
You can check out our shows here http://www.handyguyspodcast.com
one of the shows with an interview via skype is here
If I were you, I would just rely on the mixing within skype and record the stream. The quality will be okay to start with. Once you get further along you can look into something more sophisticated.
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> Hi all,
> I've recently started a podcast which involves a number of people who call in over Skype. To help with sound quality, I was hoping to have each person record their own call which they would send in to me. I'd then extract their voice from each file and use Adobe Audition to mix it all together.
> Now I know that Audio HiJack would be good for this for Mac but is there something that can do this for Windows? It would be helpful to have something that was free as I we have a rotating cast of people and I can't afford to buy licences for everyone.
> Thanks for your help,