When I joined Clubhouse, I was spending a lot of time listening and sharing insights on the app and wanted to find a way to record and share these conversations with my audience on Youtube.
In this blog article, I will share tools and tips to help you record high quality audio conversations on Clubhouse and share it on social media sites like Youtube and Facebook quickly and easily.
Recording Clubhouse On Mobiles – Why it does not work!
I use a OnePlus7 which has an inbuilt screen recorder and that was my first attempt at recording my screen. Unfortunately, I realized that while it did a good job of recording the screen, it didn’t record the audio as well.
Trying to record the clubhouse conversations on mobile was a failure. It either recorded my voice or the internal audio but couldn’t do both. In Image 2 (shown above), when I set the recording to “Microphone Audio (Voice and Surroundings”, the voice of my guests were not being recorded. When I set the recording to “Internal Audio”, my voice was not being recorded.
Since recoding Clubhouse requires us to capture both internal audio (guest’s voices) and the microphone audio (Our Voice), this option was lacking.
I tried some other mobile screen video recorders on the Playstore but had the same issues.
I quickly realized that recording on the mobile was not a feasible option.
You can record on your mobile if you want quick and dirty recordings for simple sharing reasons, but since I wanted high quality audio recordings, I kept looking!
Searching for Alternatives
So I started looking for alternatives on Google and came across Clubdeck.
Clubdeck is a free Clubhouse client for your desktop, available on Mac and Windows.
Clubdeck came as a bolt of lightning from the blue and all my skepticism about the application went away as soon as I started using it. It impressed me so much and is the reason I wrote this article. It can do everything and I mean everything.
With Clubdeck, you can do pretty much the same things you would do on the smarthpone apps, with additional key features and a totally different user experience, especially if you are a content creator:
- Use a professional microphone or sound card to maximize audio quality. You can even reroute audio through software like Loopback or Blackhole! Possibilities are endless.
- Play custom sounds and jingles, from local files or directly from YouTube.
- Record a Clubhouse room, restream it to 30+ social networks, transcribe it in real-time.
- Search your room in real-time by name or bio: never miss the opportunity to bring up interesting people on stage.
- Display follower counts for the members of your audience: find that hidden influencer in your room.
- Manage your clubs and set up events in one click. Save templates for recurring events.
- Set up a backchannel chat to coordinate live with co-moderators.
- Find key people to invite on stage by browsing your audience’s bios in a breeze.
- Ping multiple people to your room with ease.
- Browse rooms, events, clubs, and people to follow, from the comfort of your Mac or PC.
- Use shortcuts to navigate and moderate Clubhouse like a boss.
Let’s take a closer look at what it can really do…
Download Clubdeck – Record, Livestream and More
Head over to google and search for Clubdeck or click on https://www.clubdeck.app/ to go directly to the site.
On their home page, you can download the application for either your windows or mac computer.
Once you download and install the app, you will need to sign in with your clubhouse phone number.
Reminder, when you log in through this app, you will be logged out on your phone as Clubhouse only allows for one active login per phone number on their platform.
When you log in, you will be shown your hallway with the capabilities to edit your bio, schedule events, start your own rooms, etc.
Recording on Clubdeck
Once you join a room, you can easily record the conversation by clicking the “Start Recording” button on the right of the conversation.
Changing To HQ Mics
On Clubdeck, you can even change the microphone that you use. You can see that I’m using my Audio Technica ATR 2100 which is a 100$ or 7000INR mic so that I sound better when speaking and do not have to depend on my default phone mic.
Livestreaming on Clubdeck is only available for rooms that you created and are moderating. To Livestream a conversation, start a room and click on the “Livestream” button on the right sidebar in the room panel.
Dont forget Clubhouse’s Rules
Clubhouse has strict rules against participants recording any of the conversations happening in the rooms unless they get consent from all the other speakers. The platform is branding itself as a place for ephemeral conversations.
Check out the rules from the official page of Clubhouse.