Thank you for agreeing to be interviewed for OutCasting. You're joining a group of people with compelling personal stories and experts who are at the top of their fields.
We strive for the best audio fidelity we can get so that your story and your ideas come through as clearly as possible. If you are in the NYC area, the best option is to visit our studio in Westchester to record your interview in person.
As a national program, we have many guests who cannot join us at the studio, so there are ways you can record your interview in your home or office. In the past, the only affordable way (at least for our small nonprofit) was the telephone. But new technology has made much better quality available, and it's pretty much as simple as Skype. You probably already have almost everything needed. You'll need:
For interviews via computer or other device, we will e-mail you a URL before the interview. Just before the interview, you'll plug the headset or microphone into the computer or phone, open Chrome, and copy and paste the URL into the address bar in Chrome. That will enable you to connect with our studio.
If you're wearing your headset, you should set the microphone so that it's about three inches away from your mouth and at a 45 degree angle. Here's OutCaster Quinn showing what it should look like:
If these methods are impossible for you, we can do your interview on a landline telephone. (Regular cell phone audio quality is inconsistent and sometimes unintelligible on the air, so we do not record interviews on cell phones.) Landline telephone audio is generally reliable but doesn't sound good, and we have to apply aggressive filtering and other audio processing to make it sound as good as possible. Over the phone, your voice is robbed of its dynamics and impact, and this can cause you to sound distant and less involved — and perhaps even less interesting to listen to. So if you can possibly use the computer/phone/headset method above, please do.
Frequently asked questions:
Thanks! We look forward to talking with you.
Microphone image: Jonathan Farber.
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