Joining a Remote Interview Studio Session
with Seattle Wave Radio


Please watch this helpful 5 minute video on how to join the interview session, then review the following additional information after the video for your best experience using Squadcast for recording your interview.

IMPORTANT: If you do not already have the web browser Chrome, please download that browser onto your computer.
(SquadCast currently only works on Chrome)

SWR uses SquadCast for remote interviews. SquadCast is cloud-based so you will not be downloading any software, nor have to create an account.

 

To join a Remote Studio Session with Seattle Wave Radio, open the email you received from SWR/SquadCast. and then click the Join button.
(If your default browser is not Chrome, you can copy the link, open Chrome and paste the URL into the Address Bar)

 

Before joining a Studio Session, you will be taken through the Green Room. This is a place to check and adjust your settings, make sure your equipment is working properly, and (most importantly) check the hairdo. (smile)

 

If it’s your first time using SquadCast, your web browser will ask for permission to access your microphone and camera. Please click allow. To use SquadCast, access to your microphone is required but the camera is optional.

 

Squadcast has the ability to see other hosts and guests via their webcam. The video is not recorded along with the podcast audio; it’s just a handy way to see the other participants and bond, develop rapport, etc.

 

To change your microphone, camera, or headphones, simply click the appropriate drop-down menu button to choose the appropriate setting. If you are not using the computer’s built in mic, it is recommended to use a standard microphone plugged into your computer (in-ear headphones with in-line microphone can be used).

 

We recommend always wearing headphones or earbuds while recording to enhance audio quality by avoiding Feedback Loop, Volume Ducking Compression, and the Side Effect of Echo Cancellation.

 

Without headphones, echo or audio bleed will be picked up by your Microphone from your Speakers. This can also occur if your output volume is too high & your Microphone picks up the bleed from your headphones, especially with earbuds with a lavalier mic. Wear headphones & turn your computer’s volume to around half.

 

Now Click the “Join Session” button to head into the Studio’s Greenroom. At the start of our session we will do another mic check to make sure everything is working properly and catch any potential issues before recording starts.

 

When we stop recording, SquadCast will quickly render the audio tracks after the call. But to allow the file to fully upload after the call, please do not close your browser right after the session’s recording ends. Chat with the group for a few minutes before signing out of your browser.

 

Need Help Joining? – Trouble Shooting Tips

• Double check that you are using Google Chrome.
• Click the grey Lock icon to the left of the URL and double check that you have allowed access to your Microphone.
• Refresh the page a few times.
• Quit and reopen Chrome.
• Run a Connection Diagnostic Test.
• Reboot your computer.
• Reboot your router.
• Contact SquadCast Support.

No Join Session Button

Run a Connection Diagnostic Test & double check that Google Chrome has OS level permissions to access your Microphone.
MacOS
◦ Click on the Apple icon, top left.
◦ Select System Preferences… from the dropdown menu.
◦ Click on Security & Privacy.
◦ Select Microphone from the list on the Left
◦ Make sure that Google Chrome is listed & it’s checkbox is selected.

Refresh SquadCast.