How to Refine your editing techniques
1 Split some audio If you only need some of a recording, you can split it. In the library, tap the ‘…’ (three dots) on it, then Split Audio. Drag the top of the black playhead to fine-tune, tap Play to check, position it again, then tap ‘Save & split’.
2 Library versus episode It’s a good idea to rename the parts: tap the ’…’ on one, then ‘Rename segment’. Drag one from the library into your episode. You can further split and rename segments there, if you want, without affecting the copy in the library.
3 Trim your audio Instead of splitting a recording, you might want to lose only the start and/or end. Tap the ‘…’ on a segment in the library or an episode and pick ‘Trim audio’. Drag the Start and End markers, then tap Play to check.
4 Separate versions Ensure the start/end points fall on quiet moments, so the segment fits well. Then tap ‘Save & trim’. The full version remains in the library; if you trimmed a segment stored there, the shortened version is saved as a new one.
5 Combine with other apps You may want to use another app to record audio – say, GarageBand. Export to a location that’s accessible in the Files app, then switch to Anchor, tap Import at the top of the library, then browse to the file and tap it.
6 Handle imported audio With the imported file in the library, you can treat it like audio recorded in Anchor: Rename it – to your podcast’s name then ‘theme tune’, say – or split it into smaller segments, then drag it into an episode.