Editing Your Material
In This Chapter
Tackling the basics of digital audio editing
Creating and moving sections of audio within your larger track
Smoothing your edits out with cross fades and other editor features
More than one audio recording app actually displays the image of an old reel-to-reel tape recording machine when you’re recording audio. Even in this time of digital recording and inexpensive home-based recording rigs, the visual of a tape deck still calls to mind the common perception of a professional recording studio and signals to the exact action taking place. You are laying down tracks, no doubt about it.
Luckily, though, you don't have to worry about the inconvenience of actually maintaining this machines and having to actually edit the tape (involving using razor blades, tape, steady and precise hands, and a little bit of editing magic and luck). Part of what makes digital audio such an appealing and versatile tool is the ease of editing and the ability to undo catastrophic changes it provides. This chapter takes you through the steps of editing audio tracks on an editor hosted on your iOS device.