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Auphonic Edit Is a Non-Destructive Audio Editor For Android Devices

Auphonic logoCompared to other platforms, Google’s Android operating system has been somewhat lacking in good podcast-production apps. Audio software developer Auphonic is working to change that with the release of Auphonic Edit 1.0 for Android.

Auphonic Edit is a non-destructive audio editor and recorder with a focus on ease of use and high-quality audio. Combined with Auphonic’s integrated web service, users can access all of the post-processing and publishing tools Auphonic is known for.

Here are some features offered in Auphonic Edit 1.0:

  • Render audio sessions into uncompressed WAV or compressed AAC files and share with any other Android app on the device.
  • Upload audio files, including metadata and chapter marks, in the background directly from the application to Auphonic’s web service.
  • Encode audio files in MP3, Opus, AAC/MP4, Ogg Vorbis, ALAC, FLAC, WAV, and more.
  • Loudness normalization to new broadcast standards: EBU R128, ATSC A/85, mobile audio, and more.
  • Intelligent leveler: Balances levels between speakers, music, and speech – no compressor knowledge required.
  • Automatic noise and hum reduction.
  • Publish your finished files automatically via YouTube, SoundCloud, Podlove Publisher, Spreaker, Libsyn, Blubrry, Archive.org, Dropbox, (S)FTP, HTTP, Google Drive, WebDAV, Amazon S3, and more.

Auphonic Edit 1.0 is available as a free download from the Google Play Store.

Answering Podcasting Poverty

Streamline Your Post Production Work.

Podcasters are a busy lot.  Most of us have full time jobs, families, etc. that keep us busy.  And then we are podcasters on top of that. We podcasters know that while planning and recording a show takes work, it almost seems easy compared to everything that needs to be thought about in post-production.  If editing down a show was not a job in itself, we need to pay attention to leveling tracks, normalization, files size and format, and meta-tagging. Doing this manually each week takes time, time quite frankly that I as a podcaster producer just do not have. Most of us struggle to do this effectively.  We suffer a time poverty when it comes to podcasting.  What are we to do?

Ilogon comes Auphonic.com to the rescue.  With a free account, I can have much of my post production work done with a few clicks of a button.  And here’s the thing. All I have to do is set up my work as a preset. I can save my preset so that each week when I release a new podcast episode, all I have to do is load the preset.  Auphonic remembers and loads all my meta-data (tags, show art, licenses, show description, etc.), remembers in what formats and bit rate I want to export the audio file as, hooks up to my Libsyn, YouTube, and Soundcloud accounts, and remembers that I want normalization and adaptive leveling done. Auphonic will even throw in a preloaded intro and outro if I don’t want to mess with inserting those each week. All I have to do in the preset is load my new raw audio file. In a click of the button, the work is done. Well almost; my files do need to be uploaded first. When everything is finished, I can listen to the finished episode online.  If something doesn’t sound quite right, I can go back in and edit the episode. For a new podcaster, it really couldn’t be simpler.  And it saves you time.

Check out Auphonic and let me know what you think. For me, it has literally shaved a half an hour of work off my post-production process.  This is a half an hour I can now spend connecting to my audience and developing more quality content for my listeners. That is time better spent in my opinion.