SHOW PREP NOTES
I’m excited to chat with you! Here are a few notes to ensure that we get the highest quality recording.
1. Backup Recording
It’s always great to have a backup of the recording. While 99% of the time it’s not needed, it will help cover for times when the internet connection might lag or a file becomes corrupt.
I’ll remind you to record your side before we get started, but please practice in advance. It’s super easy.
On A Mac
- Open QuickTime Player and go to File > New Audio Recording
- Click the tiny arrow next to the record button and select the microphone you will be using and Quality = Maximum.
- Drag the volume slider all the way to the left (off)
On A PC
- Search for Voice Recorder from your apps (or Sound Recorder before Windows 10).
- Click the big blue button to record.
When complete, please save your file as [your-last-name]-guest.
2. Improving Audio Quality
Headphones will help reduce feedback and echoing. Headphones with a built-in mic often work great, just be careful with excessive movement as they will pick up the harsh sound of the microphone rubbing against your clothing.
Record from a Quiet Place
Whenever possible, try to find a quiet place for the recording.
Other Helpful Things
- Pause Dropbox and other cloud syncing services
- Connect via Ethernet right into the modem or router (when possible)
- Use a mic other than the one built-in to the computer
- Restart your computer and click on the Zoom link in the calendar invite right before our call