How to Use Squadcast & Descript to Record Remote Interviews with SMEs

Whether you're a podcaster, course creator, or educator, you may have a need to record interviews remotely. When we did our research for an international project with one of our clients, we came across many tools that offer remote interview recording. Unfortunately, many of them are difficult to use. Not SquadCast and Descript though. 

These two tools work seamlessly together making the whole process a breathe and allowing you to produce high-quality content from anywhere in the world. In this blog post, we’ll share with you how to use Squadcast and Descript to record and edit your remote interviews.

How to Use Squadcast & Descript to Record Remote Interviews 

Before we delve into the specifics of using Squadcast and Descript, we wanted to mention that they are currently a part of one subscription model. Depending on the plan, you will have to pay $15 or more per month for these tools. However, it’s truly a bargain because you get much more than you pay for. 

SquadCast is a recording platform that easily integrates with Descript to transcribe, edit, and enhance your video and audio recordings.

Related Read: Connecting Descript and Squadcast

Step 1: Scheduling an Interview with SquadCast

The first step in our workflow is scheduling the interview using SquadCast. Here's how to do it:

  • Log in to your SquadCast dashboard.
  • Click on "New Session" and select "Schedule a Session."
  • Name your session and choose a date and time for the interview.
  • Add participants' email addresses to send them an invitation link.
  • Customize recording settings, including audio and video quality.
  • Share the unique session link with your guests for easy access.

Step 2: Recording with SquadCast

Once the interview is scheduled, participants can join the recording session through the provided link. SquadCast's "Green Room" serves as a staging area, where participants can adjust settings and ensure optimal audio and video quality. 

Here are some key features of SquadCast:

  • Individual audio and video tracks for each participant, ensuring high-quality recordings.
  • Real-time monitoring of audio levels and video quality.
  • Ability to record different files for each participant, simplifying editing and post-production.
  • Instant access to recordings after the session ends, allowing for immediate review and editing.

Step 3: Editing with Descript

After recording your interview with SquadCast, it's time to edit and polish your content using Descript. 

Descript's innovative editing tools, powered by AI, make it easy to transcribe, edit, and enhance your recordings. Here's how to get started with Descript:

  • Import your SquadCast recording into Descript and let it transcribe the audio.
  • Use Descript's editing interface to remove filler words, pauses, and transcription errors.
  • Add effects, transitions, and other enhancements to your recording to elevate its quality.
  • Export your edited recording in your preferred format for distribution.

Related Read: 7 Ways to Harness AI for Online Course Creation


By combining the power of SquadCast and Descript, you can streamline your interview workflow and produce professional-quality content with ease. Whether you're conducting interviews for a podcast, online course, or video series, these tools offer the versatility and functionality you need to succeed. With their seamless integration and user-friendly interfaces, SquadCast and Descript empower creators to focus on what they do best—creating compelling content that resonates with audiences worldwide.

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