I’ve been for years a very happy user of Kap, a free open-source app to record the screen of my MacBook.
Recently I wanted to perform some interviews during a requirements gathering process for a new project at work. I needed a way to record my screen, my voice but also the voice of the interviewee. Essentially I needed to capture:
- Audio input
- Audio output
So, as usual, I started with a simple Google search to see what is out there. I found many solutions that required downloading some apps (like Soundflower, LoopBack or ScreenFlow) and use some of them in combination with Quicktime Player, a native macOS app.
5 minutes had passed and I already felt overwhelmed. I thought this was gonna be easier. And then it hit me: “Why haven’t you checked if Kap can do that?”. Dah!
All I literally had to do was to go to the preferences of the app and turn 2 toggles on.
- Enable Audio recording from the General tab
- Enable the soundflower plugin from the Plugins tab