Recording in person with multiple devices

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Riverside is designed for remote recording, but you can also use it to record participants in the same room.

We recommend recording with multiple computers or devices, one for each participant. Otherwise, you can share devices or use an audio interface by following these guidelines.

IMPORTANT:
If multiple people join the Studio using one device and the same audio and camera input, such as sitting side-by-side in front of a laptop, their audio and video is saved as one track.

Example Cases

    1. Two participants each use their own laptop to join the Studio and have one remote Guest. They record both audio and video. Each participant's recording is saved as a separate High Quality Track.
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    2. Two participants each use their own laptop to join the Studio without any remote Guests. They record both audio and video. Each participant's recording is saved as a separate High Quality Track.
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Recommendations

  • Enable Echo Cancellation for the participants in the same room.
  • Lower each the audio input sensitivity (gain) on each person's mic or computer to reduce feedback.
  • Perform a test recording and listen to it to check for audio feedback.
  • In-person participants should mute their microphones when they're not speaking.
    • On a computer, hold Spacebar to temporarily unmute.
  • Place the participants facing each other or with some physical distance separating them.
  • If possible, have another person outside the room and join as an unrecorded Producer to monitor the volume levels.
  • Participants should wear headphones.
    • If you are recording with remote participants, you may need to remove the headphones, turn on echo cancellation, and play the audio output from only one computer’s speakers.
  • Each participant should use their own external microphone.
    • Use directional mics such as cardioid or unidirectional-type, if possible.
  • Before recording, check the network's bandwidth to confirm that it can handle multiple devices sharing video simultaneously.

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