Making an Audio Project? Check your tech!

Creating an audio project may seem as easy as pressing a button and talking, but think through your process before you hit record. Consider not only your recording device but also how you will edit and share your work.

If you plan to use your phone, look at the program and determine how to access your recording file and how you will share it. Phones typically have a default voice recording feature, so start by seeing if yours does. Some recording software will allow you to share a recording file via email or text.

If you plan to use an audio editor for your project, you could just record and edit using the same tool (ex. Garageband or Audacity). To learn more about Audacity, click here. For Chromebook users or for users who prefer cloud-based tools, you will need a cloud-based audio editor. Spotify offers Soundtrap. Click here and scroll to bottom to create a free, personal account.

Adding sound elements to an audio recording engages readers and adds context

Visit our Page audio sources in podcasts for Ideas and Sources

For devices that work together, such as Apple devices, enabling AirDrop can make the process easy. Learn more about sharing between Apple devices here or to learn more about using Garageband to record and edit, click here.

Another option is to upload your file to a cloud-based drive to allow you to access it from any device. Editing software often uses .mp3 or .wav files. You may need to convert the audio file if you editing software does not work with the file type. If this is the case, CloudConvert offers file conversion when you create a free account.

To learn more about planning a podcast, click here.