To record a podcast, users can use different programs and services to edit the sound file. Some let you easily cut online audio without installing anything on your PC, while other more sophisticated software adds sound effects and more. The following list provides a selection of programs for Windows, Mac or Linux that will make your life easier when recording and editing podcasts on news, debates, criticism and other topics.
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Audacity is a free program that can be used to edit, record, import and export many different audio file formats. With it, you can record live music and sounds or directly convert material to files for CDs. Its original version is compatible with Windows, Mac and Linux. The program also has two other versions: Audacity Portable and Audacity Online.
Audacity considered one of the best audio editors in the market Photo: Reproduo / Carol Fernandes
It can also be used to make cuts, mixes, increase or decrease recording speed and change tones. The software can still perform these actions in all segment file formats such as MP3, WAV, AIFF, among others. Its well-organized look, so even those who are not used to audio editors can use it comfortably and intuitively. This is one of the reasons that makes the program one of the best in the market.
Adobe Audition is a robust Adobe program that allows the user to create, record and edit music or audio. It has numerous functions and possibilities, so it is considered one of the most complete. It is ideal for those who are already used to using audio editors, as for beginners, the software may seem a little complicated at first glance. Because it is a very complete program, it is not so light and the download may take a few minutes. Adobe Audition is compatible with Windows and Mac.
Adobe Audition is a robust program with free version. Photo: Reproduction / Carol Fernandes
Through MP3 Skype Recorder you can record conversations made on Skype calls. The program allows the user to transform the recorded audio into an MP3 file in a simple and practical way.
MP3 Skype transforms the audio of onversas into MP3 file Photo: Reproduction / Carol Fernandes
On the software's home screen, the user defines the location where they will want to save their recorded content. You can also perform audio settings such as frequency, choose between stereo or mono mode and set the bit rate.
As its name suggests, CutMP3.net is a good option for cutting out interesting bits of audio for editing. A plus point is that the program fulfills its role without requiring installation ie it is possible to do everything online on the platform. However, it offers only very simple functions, and does not allow the addition of effects, for example.
The program allows online audio editing. Photo: Playback / TechTudo
When accessing the site, the user will easily find bar for uploading the MP3 audio file and instructions for use still on the home page. One downside is that the information is in English, but the interface is so intuitive that the user will not find it difficult to use.
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