Guest Post: Take The SquadCast Challenge!

During the pandemic, we’ve all become intimately familiar with our (not-so) new coworker Zoom after switching to remote work, remote cocktail parties, and even remote exercise. So it’s understandable why some might still default to using Zoom for conducting and recording podcast and remote interviews. However, there are some major differences between SquadCast and the world’s most popular pandemic-era communication medium.

SquadCast’s top benefit remains it’s high-fidelity audio, and last month with the introduction of SquadCast v. 3.5, crystal-clear video is now available on the remote recording platform.

Let’s compare SquadCast To Zoom to see how they stack up:

1. How many actual steps does it take for the guest? The SquadCast team counted how many clicks it takes to start a SquadCast session compared to Zoom. They counted everything in the experience before you hit the stop button: connecting, inviting your guest, joining, and recording. 

Results: Zoom takes twice as many clicks for you and your guests to record together.

2. What are the technical challenges? Everybody in a Zoom conversation must have an account and download and install the platform before the session. When recording a SquadCast conversation, the guest doesn’t need to have or do anything other than provide an email address to obtain a link, click the link, show up and talk. 

Results: With Zoom, the installation alone is multiple steps. With Squadcast: zero technical challenges. 

3. After the conversation, how accessible are the files, and how quickly are they available? With SquadCast, the answer is as soon as you click stop. The files are rendered and ready to download and listen to. In Zoom, you have to completely close out and disconnect your room before the files even start rendering for you to gain access to them. To gain access to the files, one must go to another page that’s not part of the core Zoom experience. With SquadCast, another advantage is the ability to test record for thirty seconds, for example, and then playback to ensure everything is sounding good and ready.

Results: SquadCast’s files are ready immediately upon completion and testing the sound is easy. With Zoom, multiple steps are necessary to obtain files. 

About SquadCast

As podcasting and working remotely explodes in popularity, so does the demand for quality remote recording. SquadCast is a SaaS remote recording platform that empowers podcasters, capturing quality audio and video conversations their listeners love. 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. Launched in 2017, SquadCast has over 13,000 customers in 130 countries. Among those are marquee brands such as Microsoft, Spotify, ESPN, NPR, iHeartRadio, Kara Swisher, and Shopify. SquadCast is headquartered in Oakland, CA. For more information, go to www.SquadCast.fm; listen to their podcast: Between 2 Mics.

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