In episode #4 of The Podcast Guests Show, I interview Rockwell Felder, co-founder of SquadCast. You can listen to the episode here or download it on your favorite podcast app.
A lot of times I get invitations to be a guest on podcasts, and I know right away that the sound quality is not going to be great. But it has nothing to do with my input; it has to do with the system we’re using to record the show.
For example, lately, I get lots of invitations over Zoom. While it does an okay job recording, it doesn’t provide the same sound quality as systems developed specifically for recording podcasts.
Luckily, there are podcast recording platforms that solve this issue. The one I use is SquadCast, and on this episode I chatwith the co-founder of SquadCast.
SquadCast is a podcast recording platform that allows you to record very high-quality “double-enders.” That means that your voice as the host is being recorded on one side and the guest’s voice is being recorded on their side.
“SquadCast gives podcasters a cloud recording studio that has all the knobs and features that you would expect in a traditional physical studio, but in the cloud, it’s virtual. It allows podcasters to connect with anybody, and not really have to sacrifice quality,” said co-founder of SquadCast Rockwell Felder.
He and his team are on a mission to amplify collaboration and to help creatives engage in meaningful conversations. Felder and his co-founder, CEO Zachariah Morena, launched the podcast recording platform in 2017 after running into the problem first-hand.
“We were trying to create a podcast remotely and realizing that it was really challenging to put up a top-quality product,” said Felder.
With SquadCast, there are no audio syncing issues, no lost recordings, and no worries for remote guests. Simplifying post-production and collaboration, SquadCast’s patent-pending cloud-based technology is essential for podcasters producing multiple shows. It provides an alternative to recording content over video chat apps like Skype, where the recording is taking place after the audio has been sent over the internet, and you are really at the mercy of your bandwidth and the strength of your internet connection.
“SquadCast provides the ability to have your cake and eat it too. You can use technology, which is cheaper and easier to make these connections remotely. But then we are recording everybody locally so that it gets the highest sound and video quality possible, and then progressively uploading it to the cloud,” Felder added.
Recently, SquadCast added a video option as well.
“We liked it just for our own experience and then validated it with other customers and creators within the community and thought that that was really helpful for building rapport, helping you and your guests kind of build that connection,” said Felder.
Today’s podcast was recorded on SquadCast, so listen to get an idea of the quality level.