Recording Tips

The audio quality of content on the app greatly impacts the response your track receives, from the number of plays to quality of ratings and reviews.

It is worth taking the time to make your recording sound as good as possible. Remember people will be meditating, so any sounds in the background or microphone interferences can cause immediate distraction. 

We know not everyone has access to a recording studio and have compiled a list of tips to help you record the best quality at home:

  1. Find a quiet recording space. We recommend recording in a densely furnished small room. Carpeting and thick curtains help absorb sound reflections. Avoid places that echo and hard tiled rooms like a bathroom.
  2. Use a good quality microphoneMany of the best microphone companies now make USB microphones that run directly into the computer without needing external amplification. Here are some examples. For iPhone and iOS users we’d highly recommend these microphones.
  3. Install and operate free recording softwareFor Mac users, GarageBand is the best software solution. Another good option for both Mac and PC users would is Audacity, which is free.
  4. Source background music to further enhance your meditations (completely optional).  If you do use music, please make sure you own the rights. Here's a list of sources of royalty-free music.
  5. Once the file is recorded, The recommended audio settings are:

Format: MP3
Codec: AAC or AAC-LC
Bitrate: 128kbps
Sample Rate: 48khz

If your track was recorded in a live environment then please be sure to mention this in the description. Please refer to our content requirements and guidelines, our checklist for uploading content, and our best practices for your guidance.

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