You've been asking for it since day one and it's finally ready. In addition to the regular MP3 recordings, you will now have a lossless WAV file for each participant. Yay!
How it Works
Your audio will now be recorded to MP3 and WAV simultaneously. During the recording, the MP3 audio will be uploaded in chunks to your cloud drive as a backup. This ensures that you always have a backup of the audio incase of a computer crash or power outage. At the end of the recording, the WAV audio will then be uploaded in full to your cloud drive.
When the recording is over you will see your MP3's finish uploading and then the WAV uploads will begin like this:
Postproductions With WAV
Naturally, you will want to be able to use your WAV files as the input tracks for your postproductions. When you initiate an Automatic Postproduction you will now be able to select what tracks to use.
NOTE: You only want to select one track per guest.
This will be particularly helpful for podcast producers who monitor the recording but may want to exclude their own track from the postproduction.
In the near future you will also be able to configure the settings for the postproduction enhancements. These settings will include noise suppression, loudness target, cross gating, and more. I'm also working on making it so that the host will be able to easily see what microphone each guest has selected.
Countdown to End of BETA
Support for WAV is one if the final features that will drop before Zencastr moves out of Beta ( for real this time ) and into a paid plan model. I'm still working out the details but in general, there will be two tiers. $10/mo for the Basic plan and $20/mo for the Pro plan. There will be no limit on the number of recordings or guests in either plan. The differentiator between the Basic and Pro plan will be the number of Postproduction hours allotted per month and the access to lossless WAV recording.
Thank You For Your Continued Support!
Thank you for your support in testing and providing feedback so far. Zencastr couldn't have made it this far without you. As a lot of you know, Zencastr has been a side project for me along side my day job. I'm hoping to make this my full-time gig and really take Zencastr to the next level. Your continued support as a paid member would be very much appreciated and enable me to focus all my time on the project.
What Should I Build Next?
Have any features you're dying for? Let me know in the comments.