Zapier: Descript harnesses the power of AI for easy audio and video editing

Zapier: Descript harnesses the power of AI for easy audio and video editing. ‘If you’ve never tried it, you’re in luck: Descript recently revamped its desktop app, adding video storyboarding, editing, and production tools in addition to existing audio functionality. Descript does require a paid subscription for anything more than testing, but plans are reasonable and priced on the low end for casual users, as well as offering robust plans for more professional production needs. Let’s take a quick tour to see it in action.”

Ars Technica: Make your noisy recording sound like pro audio with Adobe’s free AI tool

Ars Technica: Make your noisy recording sound like pro audio with Adobe’s free AI tool. “Recently, Adobe released a free AI-powered audio processing tool that can enhance some poor-quality voice recordings by removing background noise and making the voice sound stronger. When it works, the result sounds like a recording made in a professional sound booth with a high-quality microphone.”

Hongkiat: 10 Websites to Edit Music and Audio Files Online

Hongkiat: 10 Websites to Edit Music and Audio Files Online . “If you have infrequent audio editing needs and you’re looking for a quick audio editing tool that works on the fly, then your best choice would be to go for free online audio editors. Here is a collection of the best free online audio editors that allow you to do basic as well as advanced audio editing and recording right in the browser.”

Engadget: Adobe’s Project Shasta is an AI-powered, web-based audio editor

Engadget: Adobe’s Project Shasta is an AI-powered, web-based audio editor. “Users record their audio in clips and Shasta automatically transcribes the recordings. From there, editing is as simple as deleting text from the transcription. There are also AI-based filters that can improve the audio quality or automatically remove filler words like ‘um.’ Project Shasta also supports remote recording, so guest speakers can easily join in for recordings. The software will handle syncing up the clips even if one person has a shoddy internet connection.”

Digital Music News: How to Trim Music on TikTok – A Short Guide to Audio Editing for Social Media

Digital Music News: How to Trim Music on TikTok – A Short Guide to Audio Editing for Social Media. “Allowing users to upload whatever they want is a copyright nightmare waiting to happen on TikTok’s part. Thankfully, TikTok now licenses music from record labels, so there are plenty of tracks available to include in your videos. You can trim music on TikTok to suit your needs, thanks to the built-in sound editor. TikTok has an extensive library of music and sound effects – here’s how to edit them with ease.”

The Verge: ‘Pro Tools proficiency’ may be keeping us from diversifying audio

The Verge: ‘Pro Tools proficiency’ may be keeping us from diversifying audio. “Despite the no-doubt earnest efforts of many well-meaning individuals, podcasting, it would seem, has had — and continues to have — a diversity problem. And while there are many factors which contribute to maintaining the industry’s status quo, there is one culprit to which we can confidently point: Pro Tools.”

Tech & Learning: 4 Best Free and Easy Audio Recording Tools for Google Slides

Tech & Learning: 4 Best Free and Easy Audio Recording Tools for Google Slides. “You see, even though we can now add audio to a Google slideshow, there isn’t a simple built-in recording button. Instead you need to record the audio separately with another program, then save it to Drive, and then add it to a slide. So that brings up the big question: What are some easy ways to record audio? When using my Windows PC, I can use a free program such as Audacity. Students often will be using Chromebooks, so we need some web-based options. We are going to take a look at four excellent, free options for recording audio right in your web browser, and then how to add that audio to Google Slides.”

The Verge: Descript’s new podcast editor includes an AI voice double for dubbing over mistakes

Wow. The Verge: Descript’s new podcast editor includes an AI voice double for dubbing over mistakes. “Essentially, Descript turns your audio into text, broken up by who’s speaking, and it then lets you manipulate those audio files as if you were editing on a text version of the script in a word processor. Delete a sentence or two, and Descript will automatically shorten the file to make the recording sound smooth and natural.”

MakeUseOf: The Best Free Audio Editing Software

MakeUseOf: The Best Free Audio Editing Software . “Editing audio can be a challenging task. Seemingly simple tasks may hide behind layers of abstraction, and with some audio editing software costing upwards of $1,000, it’s easy to get flustered. Luckily, there are different kinds of audio editor to suit each user. Not only that, but so many of them are free that there is likely a wallet-saving solution out there for you. This article covers the best free audio editing software available right now.”

Engadget: The best audio editing software for beginning podcasters

Engadget: The best audio editing software for beginning podcasters. “For this review, we’ve focused on software intended for audio recording and mixing: the process of capturing sound from a microphone or other device plugged into an audio interface, and then processing it digitally. Since podcasters are typically looking to record voices and natural environments to support their storytelling, this is the type of software best suited to that process. This is also the workflow you’d use when recording musicians live, and many of the apps we looked at are well-suited to this type of recording, too.”