Podcamp Nashville 2010: Make Skype Your Podcasting Bitch

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Overview of Skype presentation at Barcamp Nashville 2010. How to record your conversations via Skype

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  • so I can follow the slams.


  • video would be to complex for an overview
    i produce an audio podcast so I’m not the one to give that presentation


  • Twitter

  • i know I might as well be holding a rotary dial phone in front of my face


  • nashvillefeed.com


  • Tools needed for basic set-up
  • Windows PC with USB port
  • For a basic computer
    Just guidelines
    Being geeks you can find better
  • Macbook
  • Starting at $999
  • High end USB microphone
    Samson G-Track what I use
    Approx $99-130

  • Prices starting at $29+

  • caveat - computer to computer calls
  • For windows setup

  • For mac setup

  • Important for clear calls

  • Computer to computer
    again free
  • Computer to landlines
    Not free - pay per minute or monthly
  • Computer to mobile phone
    zack morris phone


  • Mix and match for conferences


  • based on Kazaa peer to peer software
  • The more computers using Skype the better the network gets
    Each computer becomes a noid
  • Windows, Linux, MacOS
  • Also available for Android, BlackBerry, Symbian & iPhone
  • assuming you’ve installed software addons
  • if possible make sure you’re connected via wire than wireless



  • Click “Allow Access” or it won’t record
  • Save Location of audio file
    Recording Mode - mono, stereo or joint stereo
    Bit Rate - 24, 32, 64,128 (128 is CD quality)
  • Make Call
    Should be automatic
    Pop-up indicate “recording”
  • assuming the software is installed

  • limited recording adjustments

  • No messing with where audio goes
    Click and go
  • No messing with where audio goes
    Click and go
  • No messing with where audio goes
    Click and go
  • One audio file makes it difficult editing
    flexibility - limits fine tuning levels in post production

  • One audio file makes it difficult editing
    flexibility - limits fine tuning levels in post production


  • Universal audio mixer





  • Virtual audio board for sound effects


  • SoundFlower routes most of the audio
  • Audio Hijack Pro hijacks the mic and soundflower channel 2
    Audio Hijack Pro records 2 channels skype/sound effects & microphone
    Don’t have to use Audio Hijack Pro - Garage Band or Audicty
  • Many ways to set up
    Separated skype and mic allows for more precise editing
  • Many ways to set up
    Separated skype and mic allows for more precise editing
  • Many ways to set up
    Separated skype and mic allows for more precise editing
  • Flexible more difficulties
    Make sure you have ram and disk space
    If an app crashes it can take down the rest of the apps. They are all linked.
    audio echo from multiple sources of audio mixed

  • Flexible more difficulties
    Make sure you have ram and disk space
    If an app crashes it can take down the rest of the apps. They are all linked.
    audio echo from multiple sources of audio mixed

  • Flexible more difficulties
    Make sure you have ram and disk space
    If an app crashes it can take down the rest of the apps. They are all linked.
    audio echo from multiple sources of audio mixed

  • Other configurations
    external mixing boards
    standard microphones
    another presentation



  • Rob Walch and Mur Lafferty
    Technique not so much technology
  • Podcamp Nashville 2010: Make Skype Your Podcasting Bitch

    1. 1. Podcamp 2010 Make Your Podcasting Bitch
    2. 2. Podcamp 2010 Basics on How to Use to Make Your Wildest Dreams Come True
    3. 3. hash tag #pcn10skypecasting
    4. 4. What to expect today?
    5. 5. Basic Overview
    6. 6. Audio
    7. 7. Who Am I? for those who don’t know me already
    8. 8. David Beronja
    9. 9. mdave
    10. 10. Web Designer
    11. 11. Podcasting since 2006
    12. 12. NashvilleFeed.com
    13. 13. Overall Tech Geek
    14. 14. Tools you need
    15. 15. $599+
    16. 16. $999+ Apple.com
    17. 17. USB Mic
    18. 18. $29+ Anywhere electronics are sold
    19. 19. Free Skype.com * * computer to computer calls
    20. 20. MP3 Skype Call Recorder for windows setup
    21. 21. Free VOIPCallRecording.com
    22. 22. Call Recorder for mac setup
    23. 23. $19.95 Ecamm.com
    24. 24. Broadband Internet Connection
    25. 25. Overview
    26. 26. Conference Calls
    27. 27. Conference Calls 5 Max at a time
    28. 28. Mix & Match
    29. 29. How Does It Work?
    30. 30. Peer-to-Peer
    31. 31. Peer-to-Peer
    32. 32. Available
    33. 33. Available
    34. 34. Simple Setup
    35. 35. Start Skype
    36. 36. Then MP3 Skype Recorder
    37. 37. Settings
    38. 38. Pros:
    39. 39. Pros: Simple Setup
    40. 40. Pros: Simple Setup Easy to Use
    41. 41. Pros: Simple Setup Easy to Use One Audio File
    42. 42. Cons:
    43. 43. Cons: One Audio File
    44. 44. Cons: One Audio File Limited Flexibility
    45. 45. Advanced Setup
    46. 46. SoundFlower
    47. 47. $0 http://code.google.com/p/soundflower/
    48. 48. $0 http://bit.ly/soundflower
    49. 49. Audio Hijack Pro
    50. 50. $32 RogueAmoeba.com
    51. 51. Ambrosia Software
    52. 52. $29 http://www.ambrosiasw.com/utilities/soundboard/
    53. 53. $29 http://bit.ly/sound-board
    54. 54. Pros:
    55. 55. Pros: Very Flexible
    56. 56. Pros: Very Flexible Multi-track Recording
    57. 57. Pros: Very Flexible Multi-track Recording Multiple Audio Sources
    58. 58. Cons:
    59. 59. Cons: Difficult Setup
    60. 60. Cons: Difficult Setup System Resource Intensive
    61. 61. Cons: Difficult Setup System Resource Intensive More Apps, More Weak Links
    62. 62. Other Configurations
    63. 63. http://bit.ly/skypebitchlinks
    64. 64. Questions? david@davidberonja.com
    65. 65. http://bit.ly/podcastingmasters

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