UPDATE: Soundation is limited to a ten minute record time which essentially makes this unusable for podcasting. I’m talking with the devs to see if there is a solution moving forward for podcasters. Stay tuned.
Soundation is a new Add-on for Hangouts and Hangouts On-Air that lets you record audio inside a Hangout. Why is that so cool? Cause you can produce a high quality podcast with separate channels of audio for post production all inside the wonderful UI of Hangouts/HOA.
It’s essentially an easy system for doing double-ender recordings with anyone in a Hangout!
BOTTOM LINE: This workflow is not for the average podcaster but for those who are trying to get the top quality productions, G+ now gives you the ability to produce a high quality, fully featured podcast (720p video, .wav audio, all live-streamed) wow.
I might sound a little more excited than reasonable but that’s because this is something I’ve been wanting to see for awhile now; so much so that I almost had it created on my own. I’m excited someone built it and built it well.
Here’s my walkthrough video showing how I will use this for the production of one of my shows, Podcasters’ Roundtable.
Thanks to +Nick Seuberling for helping with this demo.
UPDATE: In addition to the video demo I created, I brought the raw .wav files into my audio editor and processed them the same way I process my podcast. Here are the results. They are quite impressive. I’d say they sound as good as recording directly into your audio editor. This is a legit add-on with great possibilities for podcasters.
FINAL RESULTS: [audio: http://traffic.libsyn.com/thepodcastersstudio/Soundation_Add-on_for_Hangouts_Test_Results.mp3]
See my post and join the conversation on Google Plus