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How to fine-tune in Anchor before publishing
In last issue’s tutorial, you got started with Anchor and learned the basics of recording and assembling audio clips into a podcast episode. But to be really pro about your show, it’s likely that you’ll need to do some tidying up, so that it sounds great. Similar to writing a document, recording your ideas is just part of the job – editing them into a form you want to present is more challenging. With a podcast, getting that right is critical to your show making a good impression and keeping listeners coming back.
We recommend creating a rough edit of your whole episode. Listen to that all the way through, while you’re doing something else that doesn’t demand a lot of attention. You’ll pick up on moments that you’ll want to tweak, or where you want to add a jingle or interstitial audio. Note down the timecode wherever you can. Apple’s Notes app is a great place for this.
Even after you’ve edited your first episode, send it to a few friends or family members. Getting feedback is good – ask them to be honest, and if they think a certain segment is dragging the flow of the episode, to note down which part it is. Listen to the episode one more time, even if you dislike the sound of your own voice. Here’s how to go about implementing your notes and other people’s feedback with Anchor’s finer editing tools.
Anchor makes it easy to share your podcast so that you can run early edits by your friends for a bit of feedback.