Recently, i installed Skype on my computer for international calls. It’s a VOIP service that is free if i’m talking to another Skype user, and about 2c a minute if i want to dial a regular phone.
One thing i was thinking of doing with this technology was using it to record interviews for my dissertation. I have to do some telephone interviews with people in other parts of the country, and if i can actually record the conversation without making the trek to California or Texas or wherever, then that would make life a lot easier. Of course, i would get permission from the parties concerned before recording these conversations.
Anyway, i seem to be running into a problem recording telephone conversations. I’ve experimented a couple of times by calling my wife, but each time the recording only seems to pick up my voice, even though her voice comes through loud and clear.
I went into the volume control and looked at the section for recording, and it appears that you can only set the computer to record from one device at a time—Stereo Mix; CD Audio; Auxiliary; Microphone; or Line-In. I had it set to Microphone, and it only recorded my voice. If i took it off Microphone, my voice was not recorded.
I was wondering if anyone knows how to get around this issue and record both sides of a two-way telephone conversation?
Here’s my set-up, in case it’s important:
Sony SoundForge 7.0
Planntronics Audio 90 Headset
Creative SoundBlaster Live! 5.1