Before you join a Studio session with your computer, here are some tips for a seamless recording experience:
- Check our equipment guide suggestions for your specific mic, camera, or other input device.
- Check our minimum system requirements.
- Check and adjust your computer's microphone sensitivity.
- Ensure a stable internet connection. You can test it here.
- A wired connection using an Ethernet cable is more reliable than WiFi.
- Use a supported computer browser: Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge.
- Please note: you cannot use Incognito/Private mode to record.
- Close other browser tabs and applications, as many as possible — especially any that also use the microphone or camera.
- Temporarily turn off any VPNs, browser extensions, content blockers, or firewalls.
- If you plan to share your screen, test it in the Studio before the recording begins.
- You may need to enable screensharing permissions.
- Wear headphones to prevent echo and increase overall audio quality.
- Use an external microphone rather than your computer's built-in mic which picks up more noise.
- We recommend a wired microphone. However, a wireless microphone or a microphone built into wired headphones is also suitable.
- If possible, record in a space with daylight or with a lamp in front of you.
- The strongest light should be in front of you, not behind you.
Keep in mind that your locally recorded track will be higher quality than what you see and hear during the live call.
When the Recording Stops
- Leave the Riverside browser window open until you see Upload Complete or 100% Uploaded.
- Best Practices for Recording on a Computer
- Best Practices for Recording on a Mobile Device
- System Requirements and Supported Browsers