The Whooshkaa dashboard includes an audio recorder, that supports direct recording from your web browser. You do not need to install any plugins or any apps to record directly to Whooshkaa.
The recorder does not require any special hardware and can support any microphone that is used as an input for your device (see below for supported browsers). Recordings may be as short as a few seconds to replace a section of your audio, or up to 2 hours to record a whole episode.
Note: The recorder is available on all paid plans of Whooshkaa.
Recording can be done any time that you are required to select a media file. This also includes on the Media Library screen. Further to this, you may also choose to save your recording to your Media Library, so that you can reuse it later.
Note: When recording from the Media Library, you are always required to save it to the Media Library.
When you record, you must allow your web browser access to your microphone. Your web browser will prompt you to provide access. If you have previously declined, you will need to re-enable the Whooshkaa Dashboard to access the microphone from your browser settings.
Once you have selected your input from the dropdown, you can proceed by clicking or tapping Continue.
Once you have selected your input, you may choose where to save your recording. The Title field will contain the name of the file that the recording will be saved to, however you may also choose the Folder by selecting it from the Folder dropdown.
If you do not select "Save to the Media Library", your recording will be available as a selection once completed, however will not appear in your Media Library.
The best way to ensure your recording sounds the way that you intend it to sound is to preview it.
Click or tap the "Test" button and record your voice as you intend to speak in the recording. After it's completed (or 5 seconds has elapsed) listen to it using the Listen button. Make any adjustments and try again, until you are happy with your sound.
When you are ready to begin, click the "Record" button to begin. A countdown will count down from 3 and your recording session will commence. A red circle will indicate the recording.
After your recording, the audio will be optimized. This process lasts usually a few seconds to a couple of minutes, depending on the duration of your recording. If you are saving your episode to the Media Library you may safely close the dialog and use your recording later.
You may preview the output after the process has completed and select to use your recording, discard it, or record another.
Supported Devices and Browsers
The Whooshkaa Recorder supports the latest versions of the following browsers:
- Chrome (Windows, MacOS and Android)
- Safari (MacOS, iOS* on iPhone)
- Firefox (Windows, Android)
- Edge Chromium (Windows, MacOS)
* Due to iPod Touch limitations on audio-only recording, Whooshkaa does not support iPod Touch devices. In addition, some Bluetooth devices (including AirPods) may not function correctly. Please preview before recording.