Although you won’t have complete control over it, you’ll want your guest’s audio to be as good as it can be. Consider recommending a microphone for them to use because the microphone built into their laptop won’t deliver very good audio.
Built-in mics work well for having a conversation, but they’ll disappoint in a recording. If your subject has an external webcam, it may have a microphone built into it that will provide good enough audio. Otherwise, it might be worth it to provide your guest with a USB desktop microphone or a headset…Although if your guest is wearing a headset, it can look a little awkward.
A good microphone doesn’t have to cost thousands or even hundreds of dollars. Matt Pierce, Customer Success Manager here at TechSmith, personally recommends the Blue Yeti (about $100) and the Audio Technica 2020(about $200). Both go on sale occasionally.
Oftentimes we do interviews that are one-sided, meaning we’re most interested in the guest’s comments and not necessarily TechSmith’s. You don’t have to worry
your guest’s audio straight off their own computer. Zencastr saves separate audio tracks for each guest in a Skype session or Hangout directly into your Dropbox account.
Before we move on, let’s talk about the most important step of all: making sure your system audio gets recorded. If you forget this, your recordings won’t capture any of the audio off your comp