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Re: Recording Skype?
« Reply #45 on: November 17, 2011, 05:51:24 AM »
Thanks again Dan all this info will hopefully make me sound better,it's nice have tech savvy friends

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Re: Recording Skype?
« Reply #46 on: March 06, 2012, 08:10:38 AM »
Ressurecting this old thread. I used the free version of AudioHijack on my MacBook to capture clips for the last guest 'cast I did, it was the best solution I came across. I may be investing in the paid version!

Jen and Rick: Do you guys have XLR mics going into your mixers? If I remeber right Jen was using a Samson USB mic to podcast initially.

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Re: Recording Skype?
« Reply #47 on: March 14, 2012, 08:31:14 PM »
I have XLRs going in to and Alesis mixer that is USB. 

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Re: Recording Skype?
« Reply #48 on: March 15, 2012, 04:18:04 AM »
My mixer is not USB, it's analog.  And I usually just still use a two PC setup to record Skype.  Callgraph for one PC setup's.

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Re: Recording Skype?
« Reply #49 on: March 15, 2012, 06:28:47 AM »
Ressurecting this old thread. I used the free version of AudioHijack on my MacBook to capture clips for the last guest 'cast I did, it was the best solution I came across. I may be investing in the paid version!

Jen and Rick: Do you guys have XLR mics going into your mixers? If I remeber right Jen was using a Samson USB mic to podcast initially.

I use an Skype program called Call Recorder (you can get it through the Skype program for Mac), and it works well. I did try using Audio Hijack and it works very well too. So either are a good bet.

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Re: Recording Skype?
« Reply #50 on: March 15, 2012, 12:51:01 PM »
I gave Rico's suggestion a go, its Call Graph and i was really rather impressed with it. The recording is in stereo and it records the left and right different. EG Left the caller, right the listener.

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Re: Recording Skype?
« Reply #51 on: March 15, 2012, 01:04:57 PM »
I messed with SoundFlower (http://cycling74.com/soundflower-landing-page/) when I was doing my last guest 'cast but wasn't entirely successful. It reroutes all a mac's system audio through a virtual device which you can record from (kind of like the USB mixers are doing). I'm going to give it another go since I'm starting to get a better handle on how audio runs under OSX.

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Re: Recording Skype?
« Reply #52 on: March 16, 2012, 05:47:25 AM »
Tried the Soundflower approach again. These instructions http://www.lockergnome.com/media/2012/03/08/how-to-set-up-soundflower-for-audio-recording/ under the heading "Add Both Your Microphone and System Audio to the Soundflower " got me up and running quickly.

It seems like the small LineIn app that you run takes the place of a hardware mixer. Now I route my MacBook's system audio and my Yeti USB mic into the common soundFlower virtual interface which lets me play and record audio real time. The same would work for Skype, pulling the conversation from the system audio and my end directly from the mic.

Not a bad little Mac app.

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Re: Recording Skype?
« Reply #53 on: March 16, 2012, 07:35:32 AM »
Joe,

You could always just Skype on your PC or iPad and pipe the audio out from that to your iMac.

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Re: Recording Skype?
« Reply #54 on: March 16, 2012, 07:40:43 AM »
Joe,

You could always just Skype on your PC or iPad and pipe the audio out from that to your iMac.

I could...honestly I'm not sure why but I'm determined to have a one-PC solution :) 

This is more to capture system audio then for Skype. The fact it works for that is a nice bonus. I'm also just enjoying messing around with different solutions. It's amazing how convoluted it is to record system audio on a Mac. On most PC's there's just a "What you hear" input option (though that wouldn't take into account a USB mic).

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Re: Recording Skype?
« Reply #55 on: March 16, 2012, 07:45:57 AM »
I think one of the reason recording "What you hear" is not always easy on any computer is copyright rules.  They don't want to make it easy to do that.  Of course, these days that only keeps out the non-techie, non-geeks - and even those people know someone who is good at this stuff to make it work.  :)

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Re: Recording Skype?
« Reply #56 on: March 16, 2012, 11:08:57 AM »
I think one of the reason recording "What you hear" is not always easy on any computer is copyright rules.  They don't want to make it easy to do that.  Of course, these days that only keeps out the non-techie, non-geeks - and even those people know someone who is good at this stuff to make it work.  :)

This could be why it is disabled by default on Windows 7 but pretty easily to re-activate.

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Re: Recording Skype?
« Reply #57 on: March 16, 2012, 11:11:28 AM »
Joe,

You could always just Skype on your PC or iPad and pipe the audio out from that to your iMac.


I could...honestly I'm not sure why but I'm determined to have a one-PC solution :) 

This is more to capture system audio then for Skype. The fact it works for that is a nice bonus. I'm also just enjoying messing around with different solutions. It's amazing how convoluted it is to record system audio on a Mac. On most PC's there's just a "What you hear" input option (though that wouldn't take into account a USB mic).


You can pipe in your USB mic (at least in Win7) by checking the "monitor this device" setting. This will then add it to the "stereo mix" when this is enabled.

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/39532/how-to-enable-stereo-mix-in-windows-7-to-record-audio/

 




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