As I’ve been watching Instagram Stories and the occasional Instagram TV (IGTV?) video, I see a lot of videos that could be improved and made more watchable and enjoyable with better audio. So I thought I’d record a video showing some options for upping your audio game for social media without breaking the bank.
Descript, a Mac app that does transcription of audio/video, put out an update recently that added support for multi-track audio. It means instead of transcribing an audio conversation between two or more people as one long chunk of text, it breaks it out into what each person says and transcribes each person’s words separate from everyone else’s.
I use a variety of software for recording, editing, and producing podcasts. Just like many real world disciplines where you have a different tool for a different type of job, so it goes for podcasting. Here’s my list of software I use for podcasting.
While Call Recorder works great at getting both sides of the conversation into separate, editable tracks it isn’t immediately obvious how you can control the audio level of your guest’s conversation so that your recording isn’t too loud or too quiet.