After brainstorming, planning, and recording your podcast, the next step is to beautify and refine audio files. This article recommends recording and post-production software you may consider to suit your needs!

Podcasts usually deal with multitrack recording and basic editing tools for post-production purposes.

Free recording and editing software

For beginners, we recommend using Garageband for those on Mac and Audacity for those on Windows.

[Garageband](https://www.apple.com/mac/garageband/)

This is probably the go-to software for audio editing and creation for those running on iOS or Mac operating systems. If you are a solo podcaster, you can simply plug in your USB microphone to start recording.



If you are a pair of podcasters planning to simultaneously record your podcast on the same computer, search for "Finder" > "Utilities" > "Audio MIDI Setup."

At the bottom left corner of the screen, select "+" and choose to "Create Aggregate Device." Select the input devices you want to use.

2. Audacity
If you're operating on a Windows computer, Audacity is likely one of the easiest and most popular free-to-use recording software out there. It supports both single track and multitrack recording, making it ideal for solo podcasters, a pair podcasters, and even a group of podcasters through an external recording device.



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Paid recording and editing software

3. Adobe Audition
Most free software can sufficiently provide essential recording and editing tools. However, if you are searching for a software with more advanced functions such as noise reduction, sound adjustments, and special effects, you may choose to invest in a paid software such as Adobe Audition.



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