Participant roles: Overview

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Each person in a recording session joins the Studio with a specific role. The Host determines each participant's role when inviting them.

  Host Guest Producer Audience member
Is recorded on a High Quality Track checkmark-yes.svg checkmark-yes.svg X–no.svg X–no.svg
Is seen by all other participants
(if their camera is on)
checkmark-yes.svg checkmark-yes.svg checkmark-yes.svg X–no.svg
Can start and stop recordings checkmark-yes.svg X–no.svg X–no.svg X–no.svg
Can accept Guests and Producers waiting in the Lobby checkmark-yes.svg X–no.svg checkmark-yes.svg X–no.svg
Can send a Studio Invite email checkmark-yes.svg X–no.svg X–no.svg X–no.svg
Can invite people with Studio Access link checkmark-yes.svg X–no.svg checkmark-yes.svg X–no.svg


The Host is recorded, manages each session, and can change all of a Studio's settings. The Host is the only role that can start and stop the recording.

» Read more about the Host role.


Guests are recorded in the Studio, can share their screens, and can adjust their audio and video.

» Read more about the Guest role.

Producers (Riverside for business accounts only)

Producers are not recorded, but they are seen by other participants, support the Host and Guests, and can change most Studio settings.

» Read more about the Producer role.

Audience members

Audience members can watch the live Studio session and write in the chat. They are not recorded unless they join from their computer and request it during a Live Call-In.

» Read more about the Audience member role.

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