Tech-o Tuesday #2: No Assembly Required

Hi folks!

We’re back from vacation and (making our way towards) getting caught up. For Tech-o Tuesday #2, I’m joined by our co-blogger Felix for reviews of four web-based audio tools that require no special software installation: Skypecasts, Chinswing, Odeo, and Yackpack. I also mentioned in the show that we’d post a link to third-party tools that Skype recommends for recording Skypecasts; here it is.

We hope to make the dual-host format a trend in our Tech-o Tuesday podcast, and we’d love to hear from you as well! Our next episode will be a two-part series focusing on the following offline audio recording tools:

Check back often, as the list will be updated as we find / remember others. 😀

Have a question about any of the above software? Got a great story to share? Want to add your favorite recording program to the list for us to review? Leave a comment here, or send us an email at Thanks for listening, and have a great week!

Ryan has been proudly maintaining and contributing to Language Lab Unleashed since 2005, and is the current President of SWALLT. Since the summer of 2013 he's been causing trouble with his all-star colleagues in the UMW DTLT; when not wrangling websites Ryan can be found doing strange things with heavy objects.

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  1. Larry Ferlazzo · July 18, 2007 Reply

    I’d also recommend Gcast and Evoca.

  2. Ryan · July 18, 2007 Reply

    Thanks, Larry! A quick rundown of both tools:

    Evoca has two levels of service. A free account will allow you o record up to 15 minutes of audio via phone or their web-based recording tool, and they’ll even host it for you! (Also, apparently you can search your recordings word-for-word. I’m not really sure how that works, though.) A professional account ($15 for 3 months) gets you an additional 180 minutes of recording time, and allows access to easy recording of Skype calls. With either account, you can order a written transcript of your conversation for $2.50 per minute of recorded audio (though I must note that CastingWords does the same thing much more inexpensively – 75 cents per minute of recorded audio, IIRC).

    GCast, on the other hand, has only one membership level: free! Free hosting, free recording by phone, free podsafe music from, free playlist creation.

    Does anybody have personal experience with either of these tools that they’d like to share?

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