If you are experiencing issues with the audio after you record your vocals, there are usually some simple things you can do to fix it!
This article looks at things you can do when the audio is muffled, has static, or sounds low quality but there are other articles that tackle different issues:
1. Find the right place to record. When recording, make sure you are in a quiet environment with very little background noise. Background noise can be VERY distracting and can potentially reduce the quality of your finished track. Some of the best places to record while using the RC studio are closets, cars, and bedrooms.
2. Use a set of wired headphones (no Bluetooth!). A set of wired headphones will be best for you to monitor the recording (hear the beat and any vocal tracks) so they are not picked up by the microphone. We strongly recommend that you DO NOT use Bluetooth headphones while recording or you may notice a delay.
3. Make sure that you choose the right input (iOS). From the studio, click on settings and choose the right input. Sometimes you may have headphones plugged in but the phone still defaults to the built-in phone mic—so just double check. If you are recording from the phone mic when you thought it was the headphone mic then it will sound distant, scratchy or muffled.
4. Position the microphone about a foot in front of you. You want the mic at a distance where it's able to pick up your voice, but at the same time not causing harshness or saturation. If you are using Apple headphones, put the left earphone in your ear and hold the right one (which has the mic attached) in front of your mouth. Make sure the mic symbol is turned towards you and cup the right earphone in your hand to avoid audio leak into the mic.
5. Adjust your input volume. It is always best to record on low volume. This not only reduces the chance of audio feedback from your headphones into the mic, but it is also easier to turn up your vocals rather than having to turn them down in the end.
6. Record some test vocals. You'll want to first record some test vocals to get a feel for the sensitivity of the mic and your volume levels. Play around with it until the audio sounds good.
7. See if your headphones or phone itself is distorting the vocals. Test multiple wired headphones and see if you hear a difference. Also try testing recording in voice notes to see if the audio issues happen there as well. =
By following these steps, you should be able to troubleshoot and fix any delay issues you're experiencing on Rapchat. If you have any further questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact our support team for assistance.