The learning curve for the average audio editing software can be daunting for many people. This is why I thought I'd highlight the browser-based audio recording and editing tool Sodaphonic. This simple but powerful little online audio editor makes recording, editing, and sharing audio really easy and it's also completely free to use (with onscreen ads - there is a paid ad-free version too).
Perhaps you need to quickly convert a file from m4a to mp3 for example. Or you need to quickly edit a podcast, lecture recording or school project.
Here's a quick rundown of how Sodaphonic works:
- Go to http://sodaphonic.com
No account creation or sign-in is needed to use the basic features. Just click "Start a new project" and you're good to go.
- Record or upload audio
You can either record directly in Sodaphonic or upload an existing audio file. It accepts mp3, wav, and ogg formats. You can also import from Dropbox or Google Drive.
- Edit and add effects
Sodaphonic's editing tools are simple to use. You can cut, copy, paste, delete, trim, fade in/out, adjust volume, reverse audio, change speed, and more. Just highlight the audio you want to edit and choose a tool.
- Save and share
Without an account, you can only download your final audio file. With a free account, you can also save projects to reopen later and share via a link.
There are more complex free audio editors out there such as Audacity, but I've not yet found anything quite so simple and intuitive as Sodaphonic. Give it a try.
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