I just finished an interview with Charles Stricklin of the WordPress Podcast. It’s content for the Professional Podcasting Course. We did the call over Skype and recorded it with Pamela. I’ve used Pamela quite often for such interviews, but apparently not as much as Charles who uses it to record his show, The WordPress Podcast.
Charles shared a great tip with me today, so I thought I’d pass it on to you. It fixes the fact that your Pamela recordings have both people all mashed together on the same track, making it harder to edit and adjust volume.
Pamela allows you to separate each person on to separate tracks, one on the right and one on the left. That way you can import and edit them separately. This allows for easier volume adjustments and post-processing with effects.
Here’s what you need to do.
- In Pamela, go to Tools > Options in the menus
- Click on the Call Recording tab on the left
- Click on Additional underneath that tab
- Under Two-way call recording mode select Save sound in stereo mode
Keep in mind, this is really only ideal for a two-person conversation. If you have more than that, you’ll be on one track and everyone else will be on the other. If nothing else, you can throw a Pamela recording in The Levelator as a quick fix if you have multiple people in the audio all at different levels.
Give that tip a try and let me know how it works for you.