How to Re­fine your edit­ing tech­niques

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Split some au­dio

If you only need some of a record­ing, you can split it. In the li­brary, tap the el­lip­sis (…) 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’.

Trim your au­dio

In­stead of split­ting a record­ing, you might want to lose only the start and/or end. Tap the el­lip­sis on a seg­ment in the li­brary or an episode and pick ‘Trim au­dio’. Drag the Start and End mark­ers, then tap Play to check.

Team 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.

Li­brary ver­sus episode

It’s a good idea to re­name the parts: tap the el­lip­sis on one, then ‘Re­name seg­ment’. Drag one from the li­brary into your episode. You can fur­ther split and re­name seg­ments there with­out af­fect­ing the copy in the li­brary.

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.

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.

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