SquadCast.fm

Remote interviews for professional podcasters 🎙️✨🎙️

4.7/5
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The SquadCast platform was designed for total ease of use to connect podcast hosts, co-hosts and guests with no installs, plugins or extensions required all recorded in studio quality.

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40 Reviews4.7/5
Harry DuranFounder, FullCast

The support is great!

Pros:

It makes podcast interviews awesome!

Cons:

None that I can see

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Zachariah Moreno
Maker
Cultivating creative collaboration
Thank You HD!
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Been using it since October and it has changed my workflow process. Editing takes WAY less time than it used to. Audio sounds so much cleaner than it used to.

Pros:

Easily record multiple tracks with no drift. No login required for guests. No plugin. Audio is backed up.

Cons:

Firefox and mobile support missing at the moment. But that’s nitpicking.

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Zachariah Moreno
Maker
Cultivating creative collaboration
Mobile & cross-browsers are on deck for the April timeframe 😎
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On my podcast, I interview someone who has been through a very traumatic or unusual situation. These are people that don't normally get interviewed, so they usually need a little coaching. The last thing I would need is some type of technical process to walk them through, or a glitch that makes me interrupt their heartfelt story and start over. Squadcast has made these interviews super smooth. And editing is a breeze.

Pros:

It makes interviewing really, really simple.

Cons:

I would like to see support for browsers other than Chrome, but so far that has not been an issue with any of my podcast guests.

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Rock Felder
Maker
Co-founder SquadCast
Thanks for the feedback Scott. We agree cross browser support is important. Stay tuned 😃
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I’ve used a lot of double end podcast solutions but squadcast is far away my favorite

Pros:

Simple, reliable, high quality and designed to avoid losing your content in the event of a lost connection.

Cons:

No mobile app. But I know they’re working on it.

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Rock Felder
Maker
Co-founder SquadCast
Appreciate the feedback and support Mathew! See you in Orlando!
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Joshua KlurBusiness mngr coaching/speaking business

I used to use Skype with eCamm, or the Zoom platform, but the quality varied form good to eh. With SquadCast the audio is always crystal clear. They're serious about always making improvements (there used to be an audio ducking issue that they completely solved), and they're extremely responsive in terms of customer service. It's super easy to use! I've recommended it to lots of people!

Pros:

Crystal clear, no audio drift, outstanding customer service

Cons:

I'm looking forward to it being mobile friendly

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Rock Felder
Maker
Co-founder SquadCast
Hi Josh! Thanks for leaving your input. We CAN"T WAIT for mobile too! Thank goodness its close
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Zachariah Moreno
Maker
Cultivating creative collaboration
Thanks Joshua! Mobile is on deck for the April timeframe & we'll definitely Hunt v2 as well 😁
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Andy ChirchInterfaith Podcaster

I've used Zoom, Google Hangouts, and Skype. They all work, but not as well as squadcast.

Pros:

It just works. No worries about dodgy skype connections, or hoping a remote guest is tech-savvy enough. Good UI.

Cons:

Video recording isn't yet available. That is a feature I'm waiting for - it's in the pipeline.

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Rock Felder
Maker
Co-founder SquadCast
Video is going to be so fun to see what creators like you do with. Thanks Andy!
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Tim HoulihanBehavioral science nerd and musician

SquadCast is doing a terrific job and pushing their product forward. UX improves every week but sonic quality (with either .wav or mp3 files) has always been terrific.

Pros:

Clean recordings, high quality audio and NO drift. Very solid results and personalized customer care.

Cons:

They're working on the UX to increase flexibility for hosts and guests.

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Rock Felder
Maker
Co-founder SquadCast
Always a work in progress. Awesome to hear we're on the right track. Thanks for the support Tim!
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Christopher J NesiTeacher and Podcaster

SquadCast helps me record my podcast interviews in studio quality without the fear of lost recordings. Everyone is recorded to separate wav files without audio drift, making post-production super easy!

Pros:

EASY to use! It just works. This has drastically improved my podcast production workflow.

Cons:

No FF support or ability to record on Mobile

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Zachariah Moreno
Maker
Cultivating creative collaboration
Thanks you & we agree Mr. Nesi! Mobile & cross-browsers are on deck for the April timeframe
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I use this for my podcast and highly recommend it. I get no audio drift and separate tracks for participants. Love it!

Pros:

Simplicity, ease of use. Stellar support.

Cons:

Support more browsers besides Chrome

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Rock Felder
Maker
Co-founder SquadCast
Great to hear its working out for you John. Happy to be offering across multiple browsers very soon.
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I've waited years to be able to endorse one of these browser based recording systems and SquadCast is the first one I can reliably recommend to other podcasters who want to produce great sounding, remote conversations. Congrats to the team who is also very responsive to the community and its users, a core component of a company you can rely on.

Pros:

Solves the main issues of remote recording (progressive upload & audio drift). Ease of use & reliability make this a winner.

Cons:

Needs additional pricing tiers for the occasional user. The word is this is in the works.

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Rock Felder
Maker
Co-founder SquadCast
Thanks so much for sharing Ray. Means a lot coming from an OG Podcaster like you.
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Erik WhedbeeOld Dude

SquadCast helps me record my remote podcast interviews in studio quality without the fear of lost recordings. Everyone is recorded to separate wav files without audio drift, making post-production super easy & fun.

Pros:

The only remote interview platform without audio drift.

Cons:

Needs a mobile app.

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Rock Felder
Maker
Co-founder SquadCast
Thanks for sharing your experience "Old Dude" 😉 . Mobile on the way!
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I've tried other similar platforms and they didn't reliably record my audio. Squadcast has been solid, and that's my main concern.

Pros:

Squadcast has been reliable – my utmost concern – and their support, when I've needed it, has been top-notch.

Cons:

Still some UI upgrades that would be helpful, but nothing huge.

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Rock Felder
Maker
Co-founder SquadCast
Appreciate you taking the time to share your experience Robert!
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I started using SquadCast in Fall of 2018 and haven't looked back. I no longer have to fight with audio drift issues in post-production. The library is super easy to navigate to find older recordings that I forgot to download immediately. These guys have made many improvements in the short amount of time I've been with them. And they LISTEN to what users are saying! Beyond podcast interviews, I've also used it to record sales calls. :-)

Pros:

Love being able to see my guests while recording separate WAV tracks! I know that the progressive upload feature will be a lifesaver!

Cons:

Some of my guests don't have Chrome and we've had to use other platforms. I prefer SquadCast, but sometimes it's not an option. :-(

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Rock Felder
Maker
Co-founder SquadCast
Thanks for sharing Jennifer! That's so cool you found other ways to use SquadCast outside of podcasting. We are working hard to quickly give you more options to give your guests to join. See you in Orlando!!
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Tony HammarlundDigital Marketer

I have used Squadcast for several months and it's by the best solution for recording podcast when you want video.

Pros:

- Local sound recording + video - Easy invitation process - No downloads

Cons:

- Video can be laggy at times - Lacking a real VU meter

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Rock Felder
Maker
Co-founder SquadCast
Thanks for the feedback and support Tony. As you know we will continue to get better thanks to input from people like you!
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I've tried several audio/video platforms to connect and record my podcast interviews and Squadcast is hands down the best quality and easiest to use.

Pros:

Simple and effective interface. Reliable connection and fantastic customer support.

Cons:

Eagerly awaiting mobile functionality.

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Rock Felder
Maker
Co-founder SquadCast
So happy SquadCast has been able to help such a great show likes yours. You are doing great work Lee! Can't wait to hang in Orlando!
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Jordan HarbingerCreator, The Jordan Harbinger Show

I've been beta-testing this and I am super excited to see this hit prime-time!

Pros:

this solves literally every problem with remote interviewing. a game-changer for podcasters and journalists alike.

Cons:

ability to record HD video still forthcoming and excited for that as well!

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Rock Felder
Maker
Co-founder SquadCast
SquadCast is the Deion Sanders of Remote Podcasting #PrimeTime
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Zachariah Moreno
Maker
Cultivating creative collaboration
Thank You Jordan!!!!
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David JacksonPodcast Consultant, School of Podcasting

I had a call once where the internet was bad. Lots of half words coming across to my backup recording. Squadcast (recorded locally on their machine) sounded perfect. The best money you can spend.

Pros:

Drop dead easy and it works.

Cons:

No cup holder (there aren't ANY - Squadcast Rocks

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Rock Felder
Maker
Co-founder SquadCast
Cup holders on the way Dave!! 😉
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SquadCast helps me record my Half Hour of Heterodoxy podcast interviews in studio quality

Pros:

It does not have audio drift unlike the other platform that I have used. The interface is user-friendly and video sharing is possible.

Cons:

Price based on usage.

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Rock Felder
Maker
Co-founder SquadCast
Fair point Chris. We can definitely evolve the pricing and plan on it. Thanks for leaving a review
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Once you try it, you won't go back.

Pros:

Best audio quality. Pretty easy to use. Responsive to feedback and requests. Amazing support. actual SOLUTION based product

Cons:

Levels meter needs a bit of work (but, hey, at least it has 1) and it would be nice to see it on other browsers.

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Rock Felder
Maker
Co-founder SquadCast
The level meter is definitely something we can improve on. Appreciate you sharing your thoughts Carrie. So happy to hear you're having a pleasant experience with the product and team.
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ArchhappyhourArchitect, podcaster, soccer mom

As with anything, the better your microphone, the better the recording. The .wav files come in beautifully to Audacity so I can edit the show. I sleep better at night knowing there is a double layer of backup for the recordings. The guys who built this platform are helpful, accessible if you have questions, and because they are podcasters themselves, they understand what issues hosts deal with. So happy I found Squadcast.

Pros:

Separate audio tracks saved in the cloud, excellent customer service, video of all 4 guests, can schedule interview ahead of time

Cons:

Guests must leave their browser open. If someone gets off the “call” by closing their browser the recording stops for everyone.

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Rock Felder
Maker
Co-founder SquadCast
Thanks for leaving the review. We're happy you found us too!
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Sara CandelaEnglish teacher turned podcaster.

Right now, there is no alternative to the ease of use, quality of remote recording, and level of customer service.

Pros:

It gives you a fun, casual, environment to record remote interviews from anywhere. I love feeling like I'm in an actual studio.

Cons:

Not sure - really!!

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Rock Felder
Maker
Co-founder SquadCast
Thank you so much for sharing Sara. We've come along way thanks to support and feedback from podcasters like YOU!
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Hellbent For HorrorAuthor and podcaster

No. You can't make me.

Pros:

Clear and balanced sound recording, instant upload, no audio drift

Cons:

This must be mobile phone ready because there are people who don't want to be stuck in an office or in front of a laptop

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Zachariah Moreno
Maker
Cultivating creative collaboration
Thank You Scott!!
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Makes recording two podcast hosts in two different locations so much easier!

Pros:

So easy to use. Better quality audio.

Cons:

Nothing yet.

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Zachariah Moreno
Maker
Cultivating creative collaboration
Thank You Jeanine!!!!
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Amy Angel-whedbeeStay at home mommy

I’ve seen and used this product from day one and the amount it has grown is unbelievable! The audio sounds like non-other! Can’t wait to see what the future holds.

Pros:

Love the ease of use! I am not tech savvy but I can start a session with my guests no problem!

Cons:

Can’t wait for mobile!

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Very useful

Pros:

Super useful and easy to navigate

Cons:

None

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I wanted to love this product, but I found it only worked about half the time for me. Some guests were stuck in the greenroom and could not join the podcast recording session. They were using Google Chrome, which is supported. International guests had the most issues. One session with three guests had an echo. Others have found this service helpful and I wanted to as well. However, it caused more issues than providing help.
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