Free Skype Recording Software

This program comes highly recommended from Norbert, host of the Norbtek.info Podcast. “PodProducer is a really cool program in its own right for producing podcasts (not editing thought). I configured it for “What you hear” and then went into the Windows “Record/Playback” Control panel and configured it in the record mode to use “what you hear” as well. My MP3 file does a step by step on what to do, check it out. I also use an old MP3 with line-in recording capabilities as a backup hooked to a splitter cable on the headphones. I tested the system a few times by calling my own home and mock interviewing my wife so I could set the volume levels as I wanted the Skype level higher and my level a bit lower to sound equal. 2 or 3 tests and things were pretty close. I could have worked a bit more on it, but everything was clear. A good Skype connection is critical for a good recording.” Get PodProducer [here]

Dowload Norbert’s instructions as an MP3 [here]

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  1. Norbert says:

    Mike,

    You forgot to put a link to the MP3 that I sent you for getting PodProducer to work with Skype. It is kind of essential that they have this file for an audio reference.

    Norbert

  2. Mike says:

    Thanks for that catch. I just uploaded your MP3 file and added the link to the post.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Just use Audacity. It’s free, and after you are done recording you can perform some simple editing.

    http://audacity.sourceforge.net/

  4. Norbert says:

    Audacity is great but PodProducer has some great tools built into it like Cart style buttons for playing audio clips. I use the cart buttons for playing podcast promos during my show or any other audio file I want. That way I dont have to worry about cuing up tracks in other applications or have another compiter running for that. Besides, its free! Give it a try and see what I mean. It will even help you with show notes and your RSS feed.

    Norbert

  5. cyberjack says:

    Just found another free one…

    http://www.prettymay.net/

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