Wire for Podcasters
Most podcasters (ourselves included) begrudgingly use Skype to record our shows for two reasons:
- Most reliable call quality/lacency
- Network effect (guests usually have an account already)
We all build our workflows around Skype, cobbling together different tools for recording, file transfer, etc, etc.
We would gladly jump ship, pay for, and evangelize a competitor if it can compete with Skype on call reliability/quality and provide a better work flow for us. Here's a short list of features that would solve Podcaster Problems.
- A single button click by the 'producer' on a group call starts local recordings for each participant
- After the recording is finished, each participant's local recording (their voice only) is uploaded to the producer
- A shared text chat is available during the recording for non-voice comms, link sharing, etc.
- Participants can see a 'recording' status so they aren't recorded unaware
- Participants can mute themselves on the call, also silencing their local recording
- Producer can see a wave form of each participant for leveling purposes
- Conversation can be streamed live to a web url (or hooks to perform this via 3rd party software)
- Participants do not need the Wire software or accounts to join the call (just send them a link would be awesome)