How to Record an Audio Tour — Frequently Asked Questions
Before recording the audio guide we recommend to send the tour for preliminary moderation. Preliminary moderation helps to avoid re-recording audio to make adjustments.
Why audio is important
Creating high-quality audio for your tour is essential for attracting customers and ensuring a memorable experience. The quality of your audio tour is just as important as the content you deliver. Therefore, investing enough time and effort into producing a captivating and polished recording is crucial.

This FAQ describes three primary methods for creating an audio tour:
Recording your voice
Recording your voice — is the cheapest option. If you are new to self-recording, acquiring new skills might take time, and the final result may not ideally satisfy you. However, this is the easiest option to try out new tour ideas and concepts. Once your tour generates enough money, you can invest them into more professional audio.
AI-generated voices
AI-generated voices — are fast and cheap options for those who seek narration diversity or avoid using their voice. Remember that even the most sophisticated software fails to pronounce some names and complex words correctly. Therefore you might find yourself updating your content to help AI to pronounce everything correctly.
Professional voice actors
Professional voice actors — are the most expensive method listed here. However, finding a professional voice actor and sound engineer will save you much time and trouble creating the audio.
The best strategy for recording your tour
If you are still determining your tour or future sales to cover initial expenses, start by producing a cheaper version of your audio tour at home with your smartphone or AI services.
This approach allows you to make quick adjustments and improvements based on customer feedback, ultimately minimizing costs and refining your final product. Later you can redo your recordings at a studio or with professional actors.

Recording your voice

Deciding where to record — music studio or at home?

Consider your budget, desired audio quality, and available time resources when choosing between a professional studio or home recording setup. Recording at home might be too challenging if this is your first time.

Finding a professional studio

Search online for local music or podcast studios, check their websites for available services, and read customer reviews to find the best fit for your needs. When contacting them, ask to budget the following services:

  • several hours of recording time at the studio with their sound engineer
  • audio editing services

Setting up a home recording space and smartphone recording

For a home recording space, choose a quiet room with minimal echo. Use soft furnishings to absorb sound and a directional microphone for better audio quality. If you don't have a microphone, place the smartphone close to your mouth and speak clearly to achieve the best possible recording.

Consider this advice before making a recording:

If you have an external microphone, we trust you to use it based on your experience.

If recording audio is new for you, allow yourself several days to practice before recording commercial audio. This also applies to the equipment you might want to buy. Starting with a cheap USB microphone seems more reasonable than before investing in an expensive XLR mic and external audio drive.


After recording your files, you can edit them to increase the quality of your sound clips. Free software is GarageBand for MacOS and Audacity for Windows/Linux. Guides and how-tos can be easily found online based on the type of enhancement you need.

Consider using Adobe Podcast Enhancer free tool to solve common recording mistakes and problems automatically.

Generating AI audio online

Benefits of using AI-generated audio

AI-generated audio is a fast and cost-effective option for creating your audio tour. It allows you to produce high-quality voiceovers without needing professional voice actors or expensive recording equipment.

Choosing the right AI service for your audio tour

Select an AI service that grants you the copyrights to use the tour audio, ensuring you can legally distribute and monetize your audio tour. Compare different services based on voice quality, language options, and pricing to find the best fit for your project. Most of the services will offer you a free trial to try out.

AI recommendations

At WeGoTrip, we use MURF AI Voice Generator

It is an easy-to-use service that allows additional tools such as accents, stress changing, change pause duration, etc. Also, this tool allows you to use the results of your work for commercial use, starting with the basic plan.
Hiring a professional

Advantages of hiring a professional

Professional voice actors offer clear and engaging narration, adapting their voice to fit your tour's tone and style. Additionally, professional studios provide additional sound design to your narration to make the experience more emotionally involved and entertaining.

Finding a suitable professional

Search online for voice actors or studios, or use platforms like and Evaluate candidates based on experience, portfolio, and reviews.

Request a free or cheap sample recording to ensure a good fit for your audio tour.

Typical cost of recording in a professional studio

Costs vary depending on the studio's location, equipment, and the actor's experience, ranging from $50 to $300 per hour or more. Some may offer project-based pricing. Discuss the project's scope and requirements upfront to obtain an accurate estimate.
Quality requirements for an audio guide
The style of communication is lively, with emotion and without monotony, as if you are telling a story to friends.
The duration of one audio is 2-3 minutes.
Audio includes directions on how to get from one stop to another.
Comfortable volume for outdoor or indoor listening, depending on the type of tour.
Voice sounds clear, loud, and smooth.
The audio sound is clear, with no humming, background noise, and rustles.
Sound design in audio is an advantage.
The file format is mp3.