Podcasting Tip: Call Recorder for FaceTime and Skype

So, in case you’ve missed it, I’ve been podcasting a bunch lately.  Yeah, it’s true.  You can find it at YM Sidekick Podcast…I’d love for you to listen if you haven’t yet.

Well, as I’ve been recording all sorts of interviews, I ran into one little problem.  Recording people face-to-face was easy.  But how could I record someone far away from me, like say in Atlanta or California?  I mean, I am still new at this and I don’t have a lot of disposable income to buy some really expensive equipment. I am a minister after all.

Simple and easy, the “Call Recorder” box comes up every time you open up FaceTime

So, I searched and searched all over for options.  I first found out that I could record using Google Voice. But, honestly, the quality was not very good.  In fact it sounded downright terrible when I put it on my podcast.

Then I came upon Call Recorder for FaceTime.  This does exactly what the title suggests…it records your FaceTime calls.  But, they also have a Call Recorder for Skype, too.  That way you don’t need an iPhone or Mac to use it.  You can call android phones or computers

Here is what I like about it:

  1. It has very good sound quality (FaceTime audio not as good as FaceTime video)
  2. It’s easy to use and saves to a file folder you designate
  3. You can use the Video for a video podcast or you can just take the audio

For a podcasting novice like myself, the process to record and then edit it was very simple (I use Garageband to edit my podcasts, by the way)…I mean seriously, if I can figure it out so can you.

You can download a free 7 day trial to test it out, but it is definitely worth a shot and it is by far the best quality audio I have gotten when trying to record long-distant interviews for podcasts.

What about you?  What have you used and how is that working?  Share below or on social media with a shout out to @ymsidekick so we can chat about it.


Tom Pounder

A father of 4, Tom is the Online Campus Pastor as well as Social Media Director at New Life Christian Church in Chantilly, VA. He blogs, vlogs, periscopes and podcasts regularly about student and online ministry stuff. Check out his work at YMSidekick.com and on iTunes (search YMSidekick).

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