How To Remotely Record Podcasts Long Distance With Guests and Friends

Use Discord and Craig Chat to record high quality audio remotely over long distances

Posted by Tyler on January 06 2020

Recording a podcast with friends using Discord and Craig

Recording a podcast with your friends is a great idea but when your friends don’t live near enough to record together physically it can be difficult to get great sound quality. Having one person record the audio on their end of the Skype call will result in only one person’s audio sounding good. It is best to have every person record their own audio, but lining up the different audio files in your editor is difficult. That is why I recommend using Discord App and Craig bot for recording podcasts.

Creating a Discord Account

Discord is a popular audio chatting tool made popular in the gaming community for chatting during video games, but it can be used for much more. The first step is creating a Discord account which you can do here:

https://discordapp.com/register

Setting Up Your Discord

After getting signed up you can either download the discord client or just use the web client.

Head here:

https://discordapp.com/channels/@me

At the left side of the page click the circle + button. Follow the instructions to create your discord chat server.

Create your Discord server and invite your podcast co hosts

Invite Your Co-Hosts

After you have created your server click the Invite People button on the top left. Or click your server name and then click Invite People. Send that invite link to your friends who you will be podcasting with. After you have all of your friends invited it is time to invite the Craig bot.

Invite Craig Bot

Head here:

https://craig.chat/home/

Click the invite Crag to your Discord server and follow the instructions to add Craig to your Discord server you will be recording the podcast in.

Once you see Craig in your server and are ready to start recording type and enter this in chat:

:craig:,join

As soon as you type that Craig will start recording everyone’s audio individually. It also will send you a direct message with where you will be able to download the audio after you are done.

When you are finished recording type this in the chat:

:craig:,leave

Download Your Podcast Audio

You can then follow the link from the Craig bot DM to download your audio in whatever file type you choose.

Download your audio from Craig

Now that you have the audio in the format you wanted you can open it in your favorite editor and start editing your audio.

Now that you have created your audio it is time to get it out to the masses. To get your podcast out to the masses you will need a podcast host. A podcast host is necessary in order to get your podcast on Apple Podcasts and other platforms. You can't just upload your podcast directly to Apple Podcasts, you need to host it somewhere first. Follow this link to learn more about podcast hosting

That is the final step of recording your podcast with friends. If you have any questions feel free to chat with me using the orange button on the bottom right.

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