Libsyn Studio offers the ability to edit an audio file by editing text. You can create a transcript of your audio file, and when you delete unwanted text from the transcript, the corresponding sounds are deleted from the audio file.
You can change or add text in the transcript, but no new sound will be added to the audio.
- You can edit an audio file that you have uploaded to Studio as well as an audio file that you recorded in Studio.
- You can edit an audio file that is part of an episode that you have already finalized. See Edit an Episode Recorded in Studio.
To edit an audio file in Studio:
- Open the Episode Record page for an audio file you have recorded or uploaded in Studio. See Record an Episode with Studio.
- Click Edit Audio under the audio file you want to edit.
This link does not appear for reusable chapters (your Intro, Outro, and Call-to-Action). See Create Reusable Chapters in Studio.
- Click Yes to confirm that you want to create a transcript of the audio and that you understand that the transcription process can take up to one-third as much time as playing your audio file.
- Click Edit to begin transcribing.
After the file processes, the transcription displays.
(You will also receive an email informing you that your transcription is complete.)
- You have the following options in the transcription:
Click to enable the Search field.
- You can type in the text you want to search for.
- You can also click SHOW FILLER WORDS to search for all placeholder words such as "um," and "uh."
- After the search results are displayed, you can delete or replace words individually or update them all at the same time.
Click to type a title for your transcript.
Click to edit a Speaker label.
- You may want to change this to the speaker's name.
- You can update all the labels that have the same title at the same time.
A bullet point in the transcription indicates a pause.
- Each bullet point stands for one-fourth of a second that no audible words are being spoken.
- This time could be filled with silence, music, or non-verbal sounds (such as laughter or coughing).
(Displays after you select one or more words.) Click to delete the selected word(s) from both the audio file and the transcript.
(Displays after you select one or more words.) Click to correct the selected text in the transcript. This will not change the audio file.
(Displays after you select multiple words.) Click to make an audiogram from the part of the recording that corresponds to the selected text.
- Audiograms are short videos designed to be shared on TikTok, Instagram Reels, YouTube shorts, and other social media platforms.
- Audiograms use a clip of your audio-only podcast and add visual elements such as a waveform animation, your show or episode artwork, and captions.
(Displays after you select multiple words.) Click to download an .mp3 audio clip of the part of the recording that corresponds to the selected text.
(Displays after you select previously deleted text.) Click to undo the deletion.
(Displays after you select previously deleted text.) Click to trim the selection.
- The Modify deletion window displays, where you can drag the handles in a trimming bar to more precisely select the audio you want to delete. Click Update to save the changes.
Click to play the audio recording. Each word is selected in the transcript as it is spoken.
Click to pause the audio recording when it is playing.
Click to hide all deleted text from the transcript.
Click to display all the text that has been deleted from the transcript after it has been hidden. (Deleted text displays as grayed out and with a strikethrough.)
- When you are finished editing, click Export.
- Your audio file will be available in Studio. See Record an Episode with Studio.
- You will receive an email with the updated transcript attached as both a .txt file and a .docx file.