What is it? An app that allows users to record, import and edit audio projects using their smartphone

Cost: Free (access to more features is available through two upgrades, for £7.99 and £14.99 respectively)

Device: iOS

How is it of use to journalists? Remember when you had to use Voice Memos or download additional apps onto your iPhone or iPad to record good-quality audio, and then you had to transfer your files onto your computer to edit them?

Ferrite Recording Studio aims to simplify that process, allowing its users to both record and edit short podcasts and audio packages using their smartphones.

The app, released last year, has an intuitive interface that allows multiple-track editing – the free version offers a maximum of three simultaneous tracks – and provides features such as automatic ducking (for example, setting the background music to automatically fade under a voiceover), strip unwanted silences from an interview and bookmarking key quotes in a recording, to save time when editing on a deadline.

Individual recordings cannot be longer than an hour each and final projects made with the free app can last for a maximum of ten minutes, including pre-recorded audio which can be imported in Ferrite Recording Studio from your mobile device's music library, iCloud storage or Dropbox.

Watch the video above for a step-by-step tutorial on using Ferrite Recording Studio to create quick audio packages on your mobile device.

Do you have any other preferred apps for recording and editing audio? Let us know on Twitter @journalismnews.

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