Best practices for content.

Content Tips

Length

Optimal length for a meditation is between 10-20 minutes (slightly longer for music), however we have content that ranges from 45 seconds to 90 minutes.

Topics

Our most popular topics on the app are:

- Sleep

- Mornings

- Stress

- Anxiety

- Self Confidence

- Focus

- Gratitude

Ending Bell

We recommend using an ending bell, unless it is a music track, talk, or meditation for sleep. Please note Insight Timer does not supply the use of an ending bell.

Audio Quality

The audio quality of content on the app greatly impacts the response your track will receives, from the number of plays to reviews. We know not everyone has access to a recording studio and have compiled a list of tips to help you record the best quality meditation at home.

Recording Tips

The audio quality of content on the app greatly impacts the response your track receives, from the number of plays to quality of ratings and reviews. 

It is worth taking the time to make your recording sound as good as possible. Remember people will be meditating, so any sounds in the background or microphone interferences can cause immediate distraction. 

We know not everyone has access to a recording studio and have compiled a list of tips to help you record the best quality at home:

Recording Tips

1. Find a quiet recording space. We recommend recording in a densely furnished small room. Carpeting and thick curtains help absorb sound reflections. Avoid places that echo and hard tiled rooms like a bathroom.

2. Use a good quality microphone

- Many of the best microphone companies now make USB microphones that run directly into the computer without needing external amplification. Here are some examples

- For iPhone and iOS users we’d highly recommend these microphones.

3. Install and operate free recording software

- For Mac users GarageBand is best software solution

- Another good option for both Mac and PC users would is Audacity, which is free.

4. Source background music to further enhance your meditations (completely optional).  If you do use music, please make sure you own the rights. Some royalty-free providers include: 

Christopher Lloyd Clarke
Indie Music Box

5. Once the file is recorded it should be exported or converted to a 192kbps MP3. Anything higher that this isn’t necessary.

If your track was recorded in a live environment then please be sure to mention this in the description. 

Content that does not meet our quality standards will not be approved.

 

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