spotify music is helping amateur hosts clean up their audio with a new background noise reduction tool on the Anchor podcast app.
The feature is called Audio Enhancement, and it takes the form of a new button on the anchor recording screen. According to the announcement (opens in a new tab), all you have to do is record a podcast as usual, and while you’re listening to the audio, you can tap a button to remove background noise, which also brings your voice to the forefront. Audio enhancement can be turned on and off during playback, so you can toggle back and forth to compare the two.although Preview Video Tips (opens in a new tab)if you don’t want to hold your phone to your face, you can use a pair of headphones with a microphone to record.
Good – for beginners
In the announcement, Spotify touted Audio Enhancement as “the most valuable audio editing tool,” allowing you to record great podcasts even if you’re “in a noisy coffee shop, on the subway, or with a baby crying in the background.” However, we recommend that you hold off on putting away your home studio just yet.
We tested the feature ourselves, and while it does cancel out ambient noise, it doesn’t do much. Dialogue and music playing in the background are still intelligible, but with more focus on your voice. Of course, the phones used in the tests are not high-end devices. The quality of Audio Enhancement may depend on the type of smartphone you are using. Still, as a mobile tool, it’s a pretty cool tool for hobbyists without a ton of equipment.
We asked Spotify if the quality of the phone would affect the feature.This story will be updated if we hear back, but if you want to try it yourself, it’s already in iOS (opens in a new tab) and android (opens in a new tab) Anchor version.
The future of Spotify
Spotify has expanded its offerings beyond music over the past year and a half. Not long ago, Long-awaited audiobook support It’s finally coming to US users, giving them access to over 300,000 titles, with more to come. video podcast also appears in featured shows, but it’s unclear if this feature will grow or encounter the same car stuff (opens in a new tab).
Still, people are asking the same question: where is the high-res audio that Spotify promised nearly two years ago?We may not have to wait long, as recent reports suggest Potentially higher tiers for Spotify, called Spotify Platinum, it may come with high-res audio and more. No new official information has surfaced since then, but we’re still eagerly awaiting an official reveal.
If you’re interested in becoming a podcaster but don’t know where to start, check out TechRadar’s List of the Best Podcast Hosting Providers. These give you a way to store large media files for distribution and download.