Skype Recording - Mixing Bench
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- You will need a microphone with an xlr connector, a mic cable, and a desk stand from Media Loan.
Lab Set Up
- Turn on the power strip
- Turn on the computer.
- Log in to the computer.
- Connect the microphone to Mic/Instr1 on the from of the 828 in the rack.
- Talk into the mic, and adjust the trim knob next to the mic input to set the levels to around -6.
- Plug the headphones into the 828's Phones jack.
Skype Set Up
- Click the magnifying glass in the top right corner, type Skype, and select Skype - Applications.
- Enter your Skype account and click Next.
- Enter your password and click Sign In.
- Go to Skype > Audio & Video Settings..
- Microphone and Speakers should be set t MOTU 828mk3 Hybrid.
- Talk into the microphone to check the levels.
- Click the red dot in the top left of the window to close the window.
Audio Hijack Set Up
- Click the magnifying glass in the top right corner, type Audio Hijack, and select Audio Hijack - Applications.
- Go to Session > Import Session.
- Browse to /Users/Shared/Audio Hijack Sessions.
- Select skype-2-wav-files: if you need to record your mic and the Skype output to 2 separate wav files.
- Select skype-mono-mp3: if you need record the mic and Skype output mixed together in 1 mp3 file.
- Then click Import.
Make a Call
- Find the person you will be calling.
- Turn down the volume for the speakers with the volume control box.
- Put on the headphones.
- Click the phone icon to make an audio call.
- When the call connects, adjust the mic levels and headphone levels as needed.
- With the Skype call connected, go back to Audio Hijack.
- Click the record button in the lower left corner.
- Start the interview.
- When you are done, click the record button to stop the recording.
- Go to the Window > Recordings Tab.
- Select a file and click the Play button.
- In the Recordings tab right click on the file and choose Reveal in Finder.
- Copy the file to a folder on the Desktop and then back up on Orca or an external drive.