Recording Skype Calls and Audio Interviews for Your Blog

Have you been wondering what the trick to recording Skype calls is? Well you’re about to find out how I do it, and what other options are out there for recording audio interviews, client coaching calls, and more.

Recently we’ve been looking at how to live and work anywhere by using Skype Online Numbers… and how to schedule your calls across timezones. And now we’re talking about recording Skype calls and all other types of calls, so you can conduct interviews or offer recordings of your coaching calls to clients as a bonus.

If you work on the phone or want to create audio based content, then you need the right tools for the task.

That’s where these tips for recording Skype calls and other audio formats really come in handy.

Recording Skype Calls

Recording Skype calls on a Mac: Audio Hijack Pro. This is the program I use and demonstrated in the video. If you want to record the video and the audio for a video interview, you’ll want to grab the program Call Recorder.

For recording Skype calls on Windows: Total Recorder. This is a similar program that allows you to record audio from different sources on your computer.

For phones: Audio Acrobat. You can use the iPhone app, or the landline version of Audio Acrobat.

Why Recording Skype Calls Could Come In Handy…

If you already know why you want to record calls, then off you go! Otherwise, here are a few ideas to get you started on why you might want to be recording Skype calls and other forms of audio.

  • Recording client coaching calls: this is great to offer as a bonus to your clients, so they don’t have to scribble furiously while you’re on the phone or Skype together.
  • Recording audio interviews: everyone has a telephone, and if you have a Skype out account then you can call a phone and record an interview.
  • Turning recordings into podcasts: whether you want to interview someone or just record your own voice into your computer, you can turn these into podcast episodes.
  • Recording conference calls: if you’re doing a tele class, having an important team meeting, or wanting to keep copies of your training calls for future employees – now you can. Also, I much prefer having a backup recording on my computer rather than relying on a conference line to record my audio in high quality.

Just be sure to let people know that you’re recording the call, since there are laws about recording a phone call. Obviously if you’re doing an interview people will know it’s being recorded, but just be clear upfront so no one is taken by surprise later.

Here’s To Making Technology Easier!

So there you have it ladies and gentlemen, more ways to make recording Skype calls and other audio interviews easy as pie.

Leave a comment below with other techy things that stump you… they might just become future episodes!

11 Comments

  1. Mayi Carles on August 23, 2012 at 7:14 am

    Awesome video Nathalie! I’m bookmarking for later. I have a question for ya’ if you don’t mind. What software do you use for recording your computer screen? I use Camtasia but it has so many glitches that I want to phase out of it. Any suggestions?

    Awwww + hope you’re having the most wonderful time in your honeymoon. I wish I was on my honeymoon all over again :)



  2. Nathalie Lussier on August 23, 2012 at 7:24 am

    Hi Mayi! I use Screenflow on my mac. I’ve also heard good things about Jing for short videos. :)



  3. Aimee's Simple Living for Busy People on August 24, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    Hey, Nath:

    Thanks for expanding on this topic. I have been using freeconferencecall.com for clients as it is a separate phone number and can be accessed from anywhere in the world, and via skype. And this number is never used for personal or business development….just clients ….You see, I like recording on something like this because a client then won’t feel tempted to call me in case they see me “online”… like they can see with skype…. Is there a “workaround” with skype that I should know about? As a separate example, I only give my cell number out to friends. I feel like my skype handle and skype phone number is quite the same. I keep a google voice number for my business phone number on my business cards and when I need to sign up for something business related (in case of spam)

    I hope that this isn’t too confusing. :)

    However, like you indicate, I’d love to bring everything all in house and directly recorded to my mac, and not rely on someone else to record….but…a girls got to do, what a girls got to do to keep business and personal time separate! Simple living, baby! Please let me know your thoughts/experience.

    Thanks in advance for your response.

    PS Congrats on your wedding! xo



  4. Nathalie Lussier on August 25, 2012 at 7:12 am

    Hey Aimee!

    Great question! I think you can still use a conference line to call with clients, you’d just use Skype to call into that conference line. That way you can still record directly. Does that solve the problem? :)

    Love how you separate things though. I’m like you and I keep my cell # private for friends/family. I also mostly use it when I’m traveling though, so that might have something to do with it too!



  5. Emma on May 21, 2013 at 7:27 am

    Hi Nathalie, I have attempted in the past to use Skype with many different softwares, including Call Recorder and Screenflow. The quality of audio from my end is great, however, those who i have interviewed sound really tinny. Do you find this also? Any other suggestions? Thanks



    • Nathalie Lussier on May 21, 2013 at 12:59 pm

      Hi Emma!

      Yea, it’s the unfortunate side effect of having to pass audio through the internet. There are ways to edit the audio so that your audio volume is reduced, though that’s not an automatic built in thing for these programs.



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  7. Michelle on December 11, 2013 at 7:46 am

    Hi Natalie. Thanks for the post on Audio Hijak – I just downloaded it and am getting ready to use it for a buddy coaching call that I need to send to my school for a certification process. So my question is how do I send the audio file through email to someone?



  8. Jacquelyn on March 11, 2014 at 8:54 am

    Hi Nathalie,
    Thanks for this. I was wondering if the audio acrobat works with recording Skype calls on the iPhone. I have been trying to find a way to record that way, so I don’t have to do all my Skype calls on my computer.
    Thanks again, hope you are well.
    Jacquelyn.



  9. Han on February 25, 2016 at 12:59 am

    Hi Nathalie,
    Can I download the same software in android tablet ?



    • Nathalie on February 25, 2016 at 11:30 am

      It depends – some of the software I mentioned only works with the Windows operating system, which can be downloaded on some tablets.