Recording Booth

Capture the perfect audio recording with seamless integration into your workflows

Access Recording Booth from the "workflows" area of the AudioStack Platform

Access Recording Booth from the "workflows" area of the AudioStack Platform

With Recording Booth, you can directly capture recordings to use in your AudioStack workflows. For example, you could record your voice and use it to create an Instant Clone, or include it directly in a sound template.

How to Capture a Voice Recording

To record your voice, simply click the πŸš€ Launch button next to Recording Booth on the Workflows page, then press the record button to record right away!

If you have a simple recording set up, such as a mobile phone or a laptop with no external microphone, you should see a signal begin to appear straight away - this means that your audio is being captured.

Here you can see audio is being captured

Here you can see audio is being captured

If you have a slightly more complex set up, such as an audio interface connected, or an external microphone, you might notice that the audio isn't initially picked up, and you see an error message to let you know there's no signal being detected.

In this case, you'll need to select the correct input device before continuing - you can do this in the Advanced Settings menu, at the top of the screen.

Here, you can see that we're able to select an appropriate input device (such as an audio interface) and control more advanced recording settings.

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Audio Quality Warning

If you are using a quality recording set up (e.g. a professional quality microphone and interface in a quiet room), your recording might sound better with Auto Gain Control, Noise Suppression and Echo Cancellation turned off. These settings are designed to improve audio quality for more casual recording environments.

Once you've made sure a signal is being captured from your microphone, you can start recording!

We recommend recording a few 'takes' or different versions to make sure you get the best quality. You don't need to do anything special to capture multiple takes - every time you stop a recording and press record again, a new recording will begin.

When you've captured your recording(s), these will appear at the bottom of the screen:

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Don't forget to save your recordings to Files

Once you've captured your recordings, you need to save the takes you want to keep to Files in order to keep them and use them in your projects, using the Save button to the right of the file preview at the bottom of the screen.

Once you save your recording, you'll then be able to either evaluate your file to check its quality, or to generate a voice clone based on the file.

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Note that all files recorded or uploaded can be viewed by anyone in your organisation

If you want to restrict access to certain users for sensitive content, you can create a "child" organisation to restrict the access to certain users in your team.

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Recording Booth assumes that recorded files are voice recordings by default

If you'd like to change the recording type (e.g. to sound effect), you can do this from the Resources/ Content area after uploading.

πŸ€“ Top Tips for a High Quality Recording

There's a big range of things you can do to reduce problems with audio recordings. It's almost always easier to prevent problems in the recording than to try to correct them afterwards.

  • Record in a quiet environment to minimise background noise.
  • Enunciate words clearly and maintain a consistent volume and distance from the microphone.
  • Position the microphone close to the speaker's mouth (but not so close that the audio clips: Recording Booth will warn you if this is happening.
  • Avoid recording in an echoey room with lots of hard surfaces. Pick somewhere small and cozy with lots of soft furnishings - wardrobes often work well!
  • Do a short test before the actual recording to make sure everything sounds okay when you play it back. You can also check your test audio quality by saving it to your Files and then choosing to Evaluate your audio. This will warn you of any issues identified.
  • Use a pop filter. This is a small mesh screen you can place in front of the microphone to reduce the risk of certain sounds (such as "p" and "b") causing clipping. They are fairly inexpensive and widely available from online retailers.(πŸ’²)
  • If your microphone or interface has controllable input levels, aim to set your levels so that you're staying around the top end of the "green" range.
  • Use a decent microphone (generally condenser microphones pick up greater detail for vocal recordings) for better sound quality (πŸ’²πŸ’²πŸ’²), or consider renting a studio environment for an hour if you're on a budget. (πŸ’²πŸ’²)