In response to questions from a number of teachers and students, this episode talks about some important, yet often forgotten areas in your performance, such as the way you set up in the room, the location of the device, the time of the day, amount of storage and height of the technology can impact the outcome of the performance. Here, we want to help you get the best sound you can, using the available equipment that you have access to at the time. In this podcast, there are some basic tips and strategies about preparing for the recital-performance process (whether doing a live-stream, or recording for upload), which includes things like testing dynamics, expression, loud and soft sections, as well as doing a trial recording and listening back to sections of the program on the best sound system you have. This podcast tries to share a range of tips, drawing on experience from many years, in order to get the best from the recording device you use. We hope these simple tips help you, whether using a mobile phone, a tablet, your computer, or an external mic-camera for our performance. Again, a little bit of preparation can make a lot of difference to the final product.