Recording Separate Tracks with Zoom
When it comes to podcasting, the quality of the audio makes a big impact on the listener experience. Where you record, the microphone you use and your recording software all affect the quality of your podcast audio.
In order to provide you with the best sound quality possible, we require that you provide us with separate recording tracks for each person on the podcast.
When each speaker on your podcast has their own audio file, we are able to edit out unwanted noise and guarantee that the volume of all guests is the same so your listeners are not stuck turning up and down the volume dial.
This is why we highly recommend that you use a recording software like Squadcast to record your podcast. Squadcast is designed for podcasts and records high-quality audio in two separate audio tracks.
However, if you prefer to use Zoom. Below are the instructions on how to record separate tracks for your podcast:
1. Login to your zoom.us dashboard on your computer
2. Go to My Meeting Settings –> Recording –> Turn ON Local Recording
3. Download the desktop client, double click to install. Once installation is complete, launch the app. (https://zoom.us/support/download)
4. In the top right corner, click the GEAR icon
5. In the settings menu, click on RECORDING
6. Tick the box that says “Record a separate audio file for each participant who speaks”
You can also set your local recording folder here. By default, its set to C:\Users\YOURUSERNAME\Documents\Zoom
7. After you are done recording, go to the folder with your audio files and upload them to our Submit New Episode request form.