Remote Interviews
 

The Basics

Recording via the internet can still be studio quality.

 

The association with internet recordings is that the fidelity is generally low. However by recording locally and using the proper techniques there is no reason that a recording over the internet can't sound as good as one in person.

Guests need to be prepped in advance.

Do not expect a guest to turn up on the day and sound great. Most guests won't have proper equipment or know the basics of recording, so advanced preparation is key to good quality.

Make sure to avoid common pitfalls.

The process of recording over the internet is a bit more involved than for other scenarios, however don't be intimidated as I will walk you through the process from start to finish.

How Can I Improve?

 

 

Step 1

Familiarise yourself with my remote interview guides. The majority of podcasters are still just using Zoom recordings for their interviews. This method is very outdated now and local recording provides a much higher quality end result.

Step 2

Make sure to go through my recording checklist before every single recording. Many podcasters are still making basic mistakes with audio inputs and headphones, my checklist eradicates these problems.

Step 3

Send out my guest checklist to all guests in advance of your interview. You have less control over the guest audio than you do your own, but this checklist will give them the best chance at a good quality sound.

Step 4

Mistakes will happen occasionally so it's vital that you know how to mark these properly. If you make an error...

1. Pause in silence for at least 10 seconds

2. Clap your hands once

This will ensure that I spot the edit point and fix it cleanly. If you do not mark your mistakes it is very likely that errors will slip through the net.

Don't Forget...

  • Recording remote interviews is a slightly more complex setup, but taking your time to familiarise yourself with the correct procedure will help with your success;

  • My checklists are here to help - use them!

  • Mark your mistakes using the pause and clap method.