Goofing Around with iPad Podcasting #Google20

My Go-To Podcast apps from left to right
Getting ready for my presentation at the October 27, no-cost GoogleApps Summit in San Antonio, Tx, I thought it might be fun to record an audio preview of my talk and post it for folks...that way, they could decide if they were going to be bored, they could skip it! (smile).

Since I've just written about Podcasting with an iPad, I thought I'd give it another visit. Of course, I immediately recorded my audio with Hokusai but decided I wanted a straight audio podcast...no messing with pictures or videos. While I could have stopped at Hokusa, I wanted to do some simple mixing of multiple audio tracks. And, that's where I hit an obstacle. Although I exported it to iMovie, I couldn't, for the life of me, get the audio file I'd just recorded into Pinnacle Studio. That darn iPad sandboxing.

Although many audio iPad apps support Audio Copy-n-Paste, Hokusai was the only one with that support.
Note to self: invest in more sound/video apps that support Audio Copy-n-Paste on the iPad!  Another reminder: upload free audio clips for podcasts via iTunes so you have them available to drop in while editing.

MultiTrack DAW's easy editing screen...press and hold on a track to get additional features.



After doing some research, I decided to invest in two apps: Reforge (don't buy it) and MultiTrack DAW ($9.99; worth the investment). As nice as Reforge seemed to be, it wasn't intuitive to use (for me) and I couldn't accomplish multiple tracks. By comparison, MultiTrack DAW--read another review here--looked quite plain and in a few minutes, I'd figured out how to paste audio content in from Hokusai, as well as adjust sound volume, trim, etc.
MultiTrack DAW's editing features...surprisingly easy. Press, hold, link to the
function (e.g. Copy/Paste) you want.
One surprise was when I flipped on the WiFi sharing option on MultiTrack DAW to get the audio file onto my computer:

Wow, I didn't expect that level of content download...you can get the whole song, as well as individual tracks, or get the whole song as a zip file for download (further down, off screen). Pretty impressive.

Multitrack DAW can also import files via email, opening any audio file directly in the app. It can pull files from your iPod/music app, and you can drop files into the app using iTunes sharing while your iOS device is synced as well. 
Source: Cut the Noise

Using Hokusai and MultiTrack DAW enabled me to get closer to what I'm accustomed to in audio editing--Audacity simplicity.



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