To be accepted as a UserTesting contributor, you'll need to provide a practice test with a high-quality audio recording. Follow these tips to ensure your sound is crystal clear!
- All recordings should be created in a quiet, distraction-free environment.
- Make sure that your microphone is plugged in BEFORE you click or tap to start your test. The Microphone Check will not properly detect your microphone if it is plugged in AFTER you accept a test.
- If you have multiple audio inputs, only have your microphone plugged in and be sure that your microphone is selected.
- Be aware of where your mic is. If you are covering it with your hand, your audio will be muffled.
- If your microphone is too close to your mouth, your video may be loud and scratchy! If it’s too far away, the microphone may not pick up your voice.
- Make sure you are speaking loudly and clearly. You can check the mic icon on the recorder for audio level feedback.
Testing your microphone:
Do a quick test recording to confirm that things are working on your end. Double-check your microphone connections and settings.
- Windows: You can use Microsoft Sound Recorder (Start > Programs > Accessories > Sound Recorder).
- Mac: You can check your input level by going to Apple > System Preferences > Sound > Input.
- Mobile: Create a short video or voice recording on your phone while speaking into your microphone.
- You can also test your microphone by making a recording on this website: http://www.screencast-o-matic.com/. This will allow you to record your audio and hear exactly how it will sound.
For more tips on improving your audio, see How to Resolve Audio Issues.