How to Record a Meditation with Music Step-by-Step

June 2, 2024

How to Make a Guided Meditation with Music

Creating a guided meditation with music is a wonderful way to promote relaxation and mindfulness. It is a straightforward and affordable process that anyone can do with basic equipment and software.

Required Equipment and Software


Most PCs and Macs are suitable for recording and editing your meditation. Chromebooks may not be compatible with some audio editing software.


While built-in microphones can work initially, using an external USB microphone such as the Yeti Microphone will enhance sound quality.


Headphones are essential to avoid feedback from computer speakers. They help ensure the microphone only picks up your voice.


Audacity is a free and versatile audio editing program recommended for beginners. It is available for both Windows and Mac. Alternatively, Mac users can use GarageBand.

Creating Your Guided Meditation


Select royalty-free meditation music. is a recommended source. Ensure the music licenses are suitable for your intentions, such as selling or sharing as part of a new creation.

Preparing the Software

Install and open Audacity, then import your selected music file into the software (preferably in WAV format). Adjust the music volume to a lower level, such as -10dB, to ensure it does not overpower your voice.

Script Preparation

It is essential to have your meditation script prepared beforehand. Keep the script concise and calming to maintain the listener's focus and relaxation.

Recording and Editing


Use Audacity's record button to start your voice recording. Ensure a quiet environment to minimize background noise. Keep a few seconds of silence at the beginning of the recording for noise reduction purposes.


After recording, select a section with silence and go to Effect -> Noise Reduction -> Get Noise Profile. Apply noise reduction to the entire track. Use the compressor effect to even out the volume and normalize the voice track to avoid peaking. Delete any unwanted sections or mistakes by highlighting and removing them.

Fine-Tuning the Track

Zoom in and out to view and edit specific parts of the track. Mute the music track if needed to focus on editing the voice track. Reduce unwanted sounds with the Amplify tool and generate silence where necessary to allow for pauses or emphasis. Apply a fade-out effect to the end of the music for a smooth conclusion.

Finalizing and Exporting

Saving the Project

Save the Audacity project file periodically to avoid losing progress. Note that this file is for editing purposes and cannot be distributed.

Exporting the Audio

Export the final audio file in both WAV (high quality, uncompressed) and MP3 (compressed, smaller size) formats. Handle export settings and metadata appropriately, including track title and artist name.

Additional Resources

For further assistance, explore additional written tutorials or blog posts. If applicable, check out our music offerings for more royalty-free meditation tracks.

Creating a guided meditation with music is an accessible process that can add significant value to personal mindfulness practices or a professional mindfulness coaching business. By following these steps, you can produce high-quality meditative content that benefits yourself and others.

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