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I want to record a podcast but I don't have any equipment

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I want to record a podcast but I don't have any equipment other than a phone and MacBook. What is the best way to make a quality sounding recording?
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Electronic Musical Instruments
Expert:  Russell H. replied 10 months ago.

Hi, thank you for contacting My name is Russell. I will do my best to provide the right answer to your question.

What model of MacBook do you have? and does that model have a built-in microphone?

If not, you will need to plug a microphone into the MacBook's microphone or 'sound input' jack... if your model of MacBook has one.

Let me know... and I will advise you further.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
MacBook Pro and it does have a built in microphone.
Expert:  Russell H. replied 10 months ago.

Good to hear that.

You will need to use an app such as the Voice Record or Voice Recorder app:

and that's about it, aside from your using the Volume control app (under Sound in the System Preferences, if not elsewhere too) to set the microphone level and a few tests first to make sure it is all OK.

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Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Thank you. If we wanted to record a someone on the phone, how would we do that?
Expert:  Russell H. replied 10 months ago.

Recording on the phone is a different matter. You would most likely need additional equipment for that, period. Would you consider acquiring new equipment for the purpose of phone call recording?

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