7 best AI tools for podcast editing

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7 best AI tools for podcast editing

October 27, 2023 • About 13 min. read

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AI podcast editing can help you save time in post production. In this blog post, we highlight 7 of the best tools that have AI podcast editing features.

Here are the ones we will cover:

  1. Cleanvoice
  2. Descript
  3. Riverside
  4. Autopod for Adobe
  5. Podcastle
  6. Resound
  7. Auphonic

We will wrap up the post with a section about how to pick the best AI podcast editing tool for you.

7 best AI podcast editing software

1. Cleanvoice

Cleanvoice AI

Cleanvoice is an online AI podcast editing platform. You upload your audio tracks and then let it do the work. According to its website, fifteen thousand podcasters already use Cleanvoice to help them save time in their content creation process. ⏱️

AI Podcast Editing Features

This AI powered tool has several easy to use editing features.

Filler Words Remover

The Filler Words Remover is one of its most well-known features. The platform’s AI identifies filler words and sounds like “umm.” Then it automatically removes them. After that, it fills the space with room noise so the edit sounds natural and flows.

This feature works with multi-track recordings as well. It removes the filler words without messing up the sync. 🔀

Stutter Remover

Similar to the Filler Words Remover, in the Stutter Remover feature, Cleanvoice’s AI identifies and removes stutters found in the podcasters’ voice. This tool is available for multi-track recordings as well.

Silence Remover

For ages, audio creators have known that dead air is a killer. 🙅‍♀️

Silences that last too long confuse or bore the audience. Often they will just click away. Cleanvoice’s Silence Remover automatically takes care of this problem. It identifies and removes long periods of silence, all without taking up any of your time. This feature is available for multi-track recordings.

Mouth Sound Remover

One of the best ways to retain listeners is to ensure there are no gross mouth sounds in your recording. 👄

Although buying a quality podcast microphone can really help prevent this problem with recording an episode, some mouth noises slip through any way. That’s where Clearvoice comes in. It identifies and removes weird smacks, pops, and crackles that everyone’s mouths make when speaking. This feature can be used on multi-track recordings.

Background Noise Remover

Ok, this is the last “Remover” on the Cleanvoice list, we promise. 🙏

As you may have guessed by the name, this AI feature identifies and removes unwanted background noise. That includes reverb. And, as you probably also guessed: This feature works on multi-track recordings.

Podcast Mixing

Mixing is the part of the editing process where you make the audio quality itself perfect. 🤌

In this AI podcast editing tool, this process is done for you. Specifically, Cleanvoice automatically does loudness normalization— making sure no one accidentally blows out listeners’ ear drums when they get excited while talking. It also does level balancing, making sure your episode sounds great on all sorts of channels.

Other Features

On top of its AI podcast editing features, Cleanvoice does offer one other tool to its users. It automatically creates a text transcription of the episode. This helps with marketing efforts (which is why Ausha also offers this service 💜).

Pricing

The Cleanvoice platform has two types of pricing. You can either do a monthly subscription or you can do pay-as-you-go. The monthly subscription tiers are 10 hours, 30 hours, and 100 hours of audio processing per month. The pay-as-you-go model allows you to buy 5 hours, 10 hours, or 30 hours of processed audio at a time.

There is a free option: You can try out the platform for 30 minutes for free, no credit card required. 🤑

2. Descript

Descript AI

Descript has made a name for itself by being text-based audio editing software. That means you can edit the text transcript of your episode and the tool makes those exact changes to your audio file. 💻

AI Podcast Editing Features

Descript has a few new AI podcast editing tools in its software that are worth taking a look at.

Overdub

In the past, when a podcasting editor caught a major mistake in the recording, the on-air talent would have to re-record that part and then the editor would have to add in that re-record. But Overdub eliminates that process. 🙌

Instead, the editor can simply type in what is supposed to be said during those few seconds and Descript will automatically create a short audio file mimicking the voice of the on-air talent.

Regenerate

Similar to Overdub, Regnerate uses AI to mimic the voice of the podcaster. However, in this case, the AI-generate audio helps improve the quality of the voice, not completely replace it. 👩‍🎤

For example, let’s say you want to get rid of a weird intonation at the end of a clip. Regenerate will alter the speaker’s intonation to make it sound more natural.

Regenerate also automatically gets rid of unwanted background noise.

Remove Filler Words

As you can guess from the name, this Descript AI feature identifies and removes filler words and sounds. ✂️

Studio Sound

Descript promises this AI podcast editing tool can make any audio recording sound like it was recorded in a studio. With one click you can eliminate echo and imperfections while enhancing vocals at the same time. 🎙️

Other Features

Descript also offers a green screen option for video recordings, making it so you can insert a background after recording. It also offers an Eye Contact editor for videos, which makes it appear like the speaker maintains eye contact with the camera, even if they are looking away in real life. 📹

Descript also has a social media generator for video clips, similar to Ausha’s.

Pricing

Descript pricing plans are Free ($0), Creator ($12 per month), and Pro ($24 per month). The tiers are based on what features you want access to as well as how much audio you want to process. It also has an Enterprise option for agencies. 💰

3. Riverside

Riverside Ai

Riverside is known for being a remote recording platform, but it does have some AI podcast editing tools. 🛠️

AI Podcast Editing Features

There are two AI podcast editing tools on Riverside.

Audio Enhancement

Riverside will automatically normalize audio levels and remove background noise. 🚧

Speaker Mode

If you are making videos for your episodes, this tool is for you. Riverside’s AI will switch the screen to whoever is about to start speaking, 1 second before they start. 🖥️

Other Features

Riverside has a few other AI-powered tools that aren’t really editing tools, but do deserve a mention. Namely, automatic text transcriptions and social media video clips (just like Ausha 💜).

Pricing

Riverside is available at three pricing tiers: Free ($0), Standard ($15 per month), and Pro ($24 per month). Only Pro has unlimited text transcriptions.

4. Autopod for Adobe

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While Adobe has launched Adobe Podcast with a basic AI voice enhancer, we suggest the AutoPod pack of plugins for Adobe Premiere Pro as a better AI podcast editing tool. 🔌

AI Podcast Editing Features

AutoPod’s pack of plugins include the following.

Multi Camera Editor

The multi camera editor is the real superstar in this package, but obviously it is only helpful if you do video podcasting. The crux of it is that the AI cuts to the video track of the person speaking. If you are doing a multi-person video podcast this is a huge time saver. 😅

Jump Cut Editor

This AI editing tool makes a jump cut in the footage whenever there is a period of silence. You can manually set the decibel level to what you want AI to consider “silence.” Definitely a time saver. ⏭️

Other Features

The third editing tool that comes with the pack of plugins is the social media clip creator (very similar to Ausha’s).

Pricing

AutoPod’s pricing is based on individual licenses. There is only one price: $29 per month. All monthly AutoPod subscriptions all start with a thirty day free trial. ✨

5. Podcastle

Podcastle AI

Podcastle is a platform where you can record and edit podcasts, including the ability to add free background music (don’t forget Ausha offers free background music to its members! 💜).

AI Podcast Editing Features

Podcastle may have the most creative name for one of its AI editing tools…

Magic Dust AI

Magic Dust is Podcastle’s audio mixing AI function. It removes background noise, equalizes audio levels, and sweetens vocals. Podcastle claims this results in audio that sounds like it was recorded in a nice studio even if it wasn’t! 🪄

AI Silence Remover

By now you can probably guess what this is: AI identifies and removes long periods of silence. 🤫

Filler Word Detection

It actually isn’t clear if this an AI powered, automatic tool or if Podcastle is simply highlighting what you can do with the text transcription they produce for you. Speaking of a transcription…

Other Features

Like we mentioned above, Podcastle’s AI does create a text transcript of your episode for you (just like Ausha does 💜).

Pricing

To get access to the Podcastle AI editing tools, you need to skip the free plan. They are only available in the paid plans. The Storyteller plan is $11.99 per month and the Pro plan is $23.99 per month.

6. Resound

Resound ai

Resound calls itself the AI podcast editor for creators. Its stated goal is to empower, not replace human editors. 💪

AI Podcast Editing Features

Resound has three AI podcast editing features and two new ones on the way (Repeat Word and Stutter Remover). All of them are made to handle up to four multi tracks.

Filler Sound Detection

This AI powered tool finds and deletes filler words and sounds like “umms.” If you want, after the automatic edit, you can go back and reverse one if you didn’t like the change. 👍

Silence Detection

This tool detects and highlights any period of silence lasting longer than three seconds. You can click to remove them, deciding one by one if you want. Resound does make sure to leave a tiny bit a of silence to make sure everything remains sounding natural. 🍃

Enhance

With one click this tool does four different things. First, it reduces background noise, reverb, and crosstalk. Then it equalizes the audio. After that, it smooths out volume dynamics. And last but no least, it adjusts the loudness based on streaming standards. 🎛️

Other Features

Although it is not really an AI tool, we should mention that the Resound platform does offer a trim tool. Just click and drag to delete whatever audio you what!

Pricing

Resound offers four pricing tiers: Free, Creator ($12 per month), Professional ($24 per month), and Studio ($49 per month). The tiers are mostly based on how many hours of processed audio you need to go through. 💵

7. Auphonic

Auphonic ai

Auphonic is an online platform that combines AI and signal processing to make editing super easy for everyone. It got its start in 2013 and is based in Austria.

AI Podcast Editing Features

Auphonic has five AI powered editing features that can work on multi tracks. 🖐️

Intelligent Leveler

This tool applies a dynamic range compression to achieve overall balance in loudness in an episode. It balances speakers and music, while at the same time making sure not to amplify unwanted background noises. 🎚️

Noise and Reverb Reduction

With this tool you can select three options: Static Denoiser, Dynamic Denoiser, and Speech Isolation. With just one click you can clean up the clarity of your audio. 🧼

Filtering and AutoEQ

Another AI powered tool to clean your audio, this one removes sibilance while optimizing the frequency spectrum of each voice. This results in nice, rich audio. 🎤

Loudness Specifications

Different listening platforms have different loudness specifications. With Auphonic’s AI, you can set the target parameters and it will do the rest! 📊

Silence Cutting

No need to elaborate here. Auphonic’s AI cuts any long period of silence. 🛌

Other Features

Auphonic offers AI generated text transcriptions along with show notes, suggested chapters, etc.

Pricing

There are two ways to pay for Auphonic. You can get a annual subscription for anywhere from $10-$97 per month, depending on the amount of audio you plan to process. The other option is to buy one time credits at $11 for every 5 hours of audio you want to process. Auphonic does offer a limited Free plan. 🆓

How to Pick the Best AI Podcast Editing Tool for You

There are a few things to keep in mind when deciding what AI podcast editing tools are the best fit for you and your podcasting situation, whether you are making an internal podcast for a corporation or the next big indie hit.

What Tools Do You Already Have Access To? 🧰

A lot of these best AI podcast editing tools highlight that they create text transcripts, automatically make social media clips, and provide free background music. That’s great, but if you are an Ausha member, you already have access to these.

So before you start to pay for another service, check to see if any of your current podcasting platforms have what you need.

Are You Making Video Content or Audio Only? 🎬

The next question to ask yourself before your start paying for an AI podcast editing tool is do you plan to create video content as your podcast episode or just audio?

Some of the tools we listed above have AI video editing options for podcasts. These are super helpful if you are make videos as your episodes.

However, if you are only doing audio, you probably don’t want to pay for these tools for video content. It is probably best to stick to a platform that only focuses on audio quality and clips.

How Much Content Do You Plan to Process? 📚

When picking the best tool for your specific podcasting needs in regards to editing, you also want to think about how much audio you are going to process over time. Do you only create content for one half hour show twice a month? Or does your production entail long episodes multiple times a week?

The pricing of many of the best AI podcast editing tools we describe above are based on the volume of audio content you are process so it is best to start with a pretty clear estimate.

What Level of Control Do You Want? 🧑‍🔬

With these AI tools, different ones give you different levels of control. Some process the audio with one click and then you are stuck with the results no matter what. While this is great for saving time, the quality of the audio can suffer. Over-modulation can happen and your hands are tied.

On the other hand, some tools make automatic edits, but then allow you to manually go back in and tweak or reverse those edits. While going back to make these small adjustments does add time to the production process, it might be best choice if you want the highest quality content possible.

As always, make sure you do your research before picking the best tool for your own podcasting! And enjoy the beautiful universe of podcasts. 🪐🚀

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