Podcasting over the last few years has grown from a fringe segment of the audio market to a mainstay and multi-million dollar enterprise. What started out as a chat among buddies in their mom’s basement has evolved into professionally produced audio (and video) content available on demand and synced seamlessly to you phone.
In the world of sportscasting, podcasting is a great match. Several sportscasters get into podcasting as a way to deliver more content to their fan base, while dozens more consume podcasts as a way to catch up on news or just be entertained during long road trips. Heck, there are even podcasts on sportscasting and radio!
But what able the technical side of producing a top quality podcast? Can you get into podcasting without all the fancy gear and technical know-how? The short answer is yes! And for a long time, Skype was the go-to method of recording and producing a podcast. However Skype can have some reliability issues with call quality and dropouts, so it begs the question on what other services are out there? Recently, Castos took a look at some great podcasting alternatives, including a service that not only records your side, but your guest/co-host as well, meaning no more phone-line quality audio!
The podcasting world has come a long ways in the past few years. Shows have grown exponentially in popularity, advertisers are coming into the mix, and new shows are starting every day.
But, there is still one central question that almost everyone asks when they’re just starting a new show:
How can I record good sounding audio?
For years the answer to this was a simple one. Using Skype along with a paid add-on called Call Recorder for Skype gave you a great way to connect with your guests or cohost remotely, and was relatively cheap and easy to set up. This is the approach we recommend for many podcasters and we cover this in depth in our Podcast Like a Pro guide.
But anyone who has used Skype over the past year or so knows that a lot of things have changed, and unfortunately the platform continues to get more and more bugs in it, leaving many of us podcasters to wonder if there is a better way.
And the good news is, there are several great Skype alternatives out there that will give you great sounding audio for your next remote interview.
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