3 Unique ways to record, edit, and publish your audio

1. Myna

Myna, the online audio editing tool from Aviary, is perfect for audio editing on the go. The editing tool doesn’t require any software installation, yet it has many of the same features as popular programs like Audacity and Adobe Audition.

To get started, just upload your audio using the tool’s import feature or record your audio directly into Myna using a computer mic. Myna allows for multi-track editing, effects such as fades and echos, and you can export the final product to your computer. Check out a video demo of Myna below:

There are two types of people who use Audacity, the free and popular audio editing software: those who use it and those who use it, but secretly wish they were using something else. If you want to explore other options for audio editing software, check out this list of 25 free digital audio editing tools.

2. Monle

If you have a smartphone, you likely have multimedia capabilities like the ability to shoot photos or record videos. With Monle, an iPhone app, you can add audio recording and editing to the list. The app allows you to either record or upload audio into the program and edit it on a four-track system. It has all the features you need to create polished audio, which you can send wirelessly to your computer as a wav file.

Monle, of course, isn’t your only choice for mobile audio editing. There are several apps for mobile phones, including Showcase Net from Vericorder, which can also produce audio slideshows on a mobile platform.


3. Audioboo

AudioBoo, an application available for iPhone and Android, allows the user to record audio messages from a mobile phone and publish them online in what amounts to an audio blog. The tool has a growing user base including
Sky News Radio and BBC London 94.9 FM who use AudioBoo to share journalism-related audio clips that are free from the constraints of traditional broadcasts.

AudioBoo is perfect for sharing raw audio files with a large online audience. For journalists, think audio interviews, nat sound, and other standalone elements that would be interesting to the listening audience.


In the digital age, audio production is all about collaborative gathering and editing and is no longer confined to one or two producers. There are already several online tools like Audiotool that are geared toward musicians and allow several people to collaborate on a single audio project. Newsrooms can take advantage of this technology to allow several journalists to contribute to an audio story, even if they are using different computers or are stationed at various points around the world.

If you’re looking for inspiration for your collaborative audio projects, check out the video below of a choral piece constructed from 250 individual performances. For this unique project, each person seen in the clip submitted a video of themselves voicing a part of the composition “Lux Aurumque,” composed by Eric Whitacre. The individual videos were then edited together and the stunning result was uploaded to YouTube.

Collaboration and crowdsourcing… the future of audio is here.


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