There are many ways to connect with your guests during your podcast or broadcast.
This tutorial will explain how to use Soundflower or BlackHole software to sync your Skype calls with Spreaker Studio on Mac / OS X. If you're running Spreaker Studio on Windows, please take a look at the Windows Tutorial.
1. Download Soundflower and run the installation process
If the installer doesn't start, or you get an alert saying Soundflower wasn't downloaded from the App Store, open System Preferences and go into Security, then General, and click on Open Anyway.
We know that Soundflower is not compatible yet with newer Mac versions such as Catalina, so we can suggest BlackHole as an alternative:
2. On the final step, you'll be asked to restart your computer. Restart and launch Spreaker Studio in order to follow the next steps.
3. Open Skype and click on the Audio and Video settings.
4. Click on the drop-down menu next to the microphone symbol (the audio input). Select your primary microphone.
Under speakers (the audio output) please select Soundflower or BlackHole.
6. Back in Spreaker Studio for Desktop, in the Microphone & Sources area, below your microphone selected in the first source, choose Soundflower (2ch) or BlackHole (Core Audio) in another free source. (You can have up to four sources on Spreaker Studio!). Then, make sure to click on "monitor" in order to be able to hear the Skype call through your headphones.
A quick explanation: In the Monitor and Mute section, enable monitor in order to be able to hear audio from a particular source through your headphones or speakers. Enable mute so that a particular source will be muted to your audience. In other words, the monitor button controls what you hear, whereas the mute button controls what your audience hears.
7. Start recording your podcast in Spreaker Studio. If you have any problems, you can drop us a line through Spreaker Studio's "Report An Issue" feature.