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Quick start

In this quick start guide, you will learn how to:

  • create a new song
  • add tracks to a song
  • export & share your song


  • Laptop or desktop computer
  • Webcam and microphone (the built-in hardware on most laptops works well)
  • Headphones or earbuds
  • Chrome browser
  • A Google account (to sign in)

All parts of this tutorial require you to be signed in. To sign in, visit and click "Google Sign In".

Creating a song

  1. On the homepage, click "New Song". new song button

  2. Enter information about your song. Note that you can always edit these details later. When you are done, click "Next".

    • Title: Name your song.
    • Description: Add a description for your song (optional).
    • Visibility: Setting visibility to unlisted will hide your song from the Explore page. Setting visibility to public makes your song discoverable on the Explore page.
    • Add to Group: Add your song to a group that you are in (optional). create song form
  3. You've created your first song! Click on "Song Studio" to start making music. Now you have the following options to add your first track to the song.

    • Record it live: Record it right here on For more details, see Adding to a song below.
    • Use Youtube Video: Starting your song with a Youtube video is a fun and easy way to get started.
    • Upload video: If you already have a starting track, you may upload it here. Please convert your video to an .mp4 before upload. You can do this for free online at CloudConvert or Zamzar. add first track options
  4. Once you've added your track, it should look like this. You can play your first track using the play controls on the bottom of the screen. That was easy, right? studio page

Note on Studio playback:

If you are trying to play a song with a lot of video tracks (5+) in the Studio, sometimes it will constantly pause or not even begin playing at all! This is because the videos are being streamed over your internet connection. To fix this, you can pre-load all tracks to your computer by clicking the turquoise "Load all tracks" on the bottom right of the screen.

If you don't see the "Load all tracks" button, it means that all tracks are already pre-loaded.

Once all or most video tracks are pre-loaded, you should be able to listen to your songs without any interruption!

Adding to a song

  1. Visit the song you would like to join. Usually, you find your song through receiving a link or finding it in the Explore page. It should look something like this: song page

  2. Next, click "Song Studio". The Studio is the place to record, edit, and export your song.

  3. Click "Add track". This brings you to the recording page, where you can sing along with existing tracks.

    • Important: remember to record with headphones! Otherwise, your speaker's sound output will feed back into your microphone input, causing undesirable echoes.
  4. On this page, you can:

    • Choose between 1 and 6 tracks from your song to sing along with
    • Record your track
    • Name your track
    • Configure recording settings recording page
  5. Once everything is in place, go ahead and click "Start Recording". The existing track(s) you chose will begin playing, and the site will begin recording your video and audio at the same time. Once the existing tracks finish playing, the recording will automatically stop.

    • Note: If you chose multiple tracks, you may need to click the "Load All Tracks" button before clicking "Start Recording".
  6. If at any point you want to start over, you may click the red "Discard and Try Again" button.

  7. Once you finish recording, you will see two new buttons.

    • Play Preview: Preview your recording with the accompaniment tracks you chose.
    • Add to Song: If you are happy with your song preview, go ahead and add your new track to the song. And that's it! Once your track uploads and is processed, your part is added to the song.

finalize recording page

Exporting your song

  1. Visit the Song Studio for your song.
  2. Now, turn on "Edit Mode". studio page edit mode
  3. Click the green "Export Song" button.
  4. Click "Begin export"
    • you are limited to 5 exports per hour export page
  5. Once your export is done, it will appear on your song page.
  6. Share the link to your song page with your friends, family, and community!

Last updated 12/01/2020