Connect is a great option for recording remote interviews for your podcast. It gives you crystal clear audio while recording multiple callers at the same volume, with the option to record separate audio tracks. See Join and Record a Connect Call as a Host
Your Connect recordings are saved on Libsyn’s servers, and then you can download them to your own computer. We highly recommend creating and saving your own backup recording during a call as an extra precaution. While our platform strives for reliability, it’s always a good idea to have a backup plan in case of unexpected issues. There are several ways to create and save a backup.
Audio Recorder/Interface: The best way to record a local backup of a Connect call is by using an external audio recorder/interface such as the Zoom Podtrak P4 or a RODECaster Pro. You can plug your headphones into the recorder/interface and then connect it to your computer with a USB cable. The recorder/interface will remove your voice from the mix you hear in your headphones, so you won’t hear yourself on a delay in your headphones as you talk. It will create a recording which you can later load onto your computer for editing.
Audio Recorder Connected to an Interface: Another way you can record a local backup is by using a portable audio recorder such as a Zoom H1n or your smartphone. For best results, connect the recorder to your computer using an audio interface and compatible cables.
Local Audio or Video Software - You can use software on your computer that’s designed for recording multiple tracks. This includes audio software such as Hindenburg or video software such as Camtasia.
Online Screen Recorder: You can also use online software designed to capture your screen and audio while you are running Connect. Some screen recorders include Movavi Screen Recorder, HitPaw Screen Recorder, and ScreenRec.
- External Audio Recorder: For the simplest setup, just place a portable audio recorder next to your computer, or use a recording app on your smartphone. For this option, you will need to set the audio output on your computer to use the computer’s speakers instead of your headphones so that the recording device can pick up the sound from the other callers. (This option should be a last resort, as it can result in poor quality.)