Recording Skype calls with Audio Hijack Pro
June 11, 2014 8:07 AM Subscribe
As part of my doctoral research, I will be conducting interviews with Skype for transcription and analysis. I've heard good things about Audio Hijack Pro
as a tool to record audio from Skype -- both from online reviews and from faculty mentors. I've installed the latest version of Skype on my MacBook Air and am currently using the trial version of Audio Hijack Pro (I expect to pay for the full version if I can get the demo working). It works, BUT, I am consistently hearing a horrible echo and feedback when I am hijacking the audio on my Skype test calls. Help! (help...help...help...)
The echo and feedback happens to a moderate degree when I use my basic earbud headphones, and horribly when I use the laptop speakers. There is no echo when I'm just using Skype; it only happens when Audio Hijack is recording. The recorded audio does NOT have the echo...but hearing it while talking makes doing the interviews impossible. I've looked around online support forums and haven't found exactly my problem described. So far, my best bet seems to be to try using a USB headset/microphone -- so I've ordered on one those.
But I'm wondering if there are other issues too. Some of the forums discussed problems using Skype via wireless Internet -- and suggested being plugged into an ethernet connection while Skyping. Is that a thing? Could the Soundlfower I installed a few months ago be causing any problems? Any experience or good troubleshooting resources you can point me to would be much appreciated. Thanks!