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This tutorial will show you how to record and edit audio in Adobe Audition for podcast projects.

If you have not created a new project yet, first take a look at our tutorial on how to create a new podcast project.

Enabling a Track for Recording

Before you can record in Audition, you will first need to select the input source for the track that you would like to use. In this case, when using the Podcast template, you can use the Host track as your main recording track.


  1. Click the double arrows button above the track name panels to access the input/output selections.
The double arrows button

To set the input for the track, first look at the track name panel. In the middle of the track name panel, right under the volume controls for the track, you will see the input selection, indicated by an arrow pointing to the right, with None as the default selection.

Input selection field

This is where the input source will be set.

  1. Click the arrow on the right side of the input field and then select the microphone that you would like to use.

NOTE: For recording your voice, we suggest that you use the Mono input if available.

Setting the input source

Now that you have the input selected, you will need to arm the track to be ready to record.


  1. Click the R button (located to the right of the track name grouped along with M and S buttons) to arm the track to record.
location of the R button
R button once the track is ready to record
  1. Click the red Record button located below the tracks to start recording.
location of the record button

As you record, you will see your audio come into the track in red.

Audio appearing in the track
  1. When finished, click the stop button below the tracks.
location of the stop button

Tip: You can start and stop periodically, and then edit out the breaks, to get a smoother recording.

Editing A Recording

If you need to edit your recording, you can use the Blade tool to cut any part of your recording up to make changes. In this example, let’s assume you needed to delete a section of audio that you are not happy with.

  1. Select the blade tool.

This icon looks like a razor blade and is located at the top of the interface.

Selecting the blade tool
  1. Click on the track you would like to edit to at the time that you’d like to cut the track at.

In this case, two cuts will be made so that you can delete the middle section out of the project.

Track with cuts
  1. Switch from using the blade tool to the Move tool.

This tool is located directly to the left of the Blade tool at the top menu.

Selecting the move tool
  1. Select the section that you’d like to get rid of.
  2. Press the Delete key on your keyboard to remove it.
Selecting a section to cut
Gap where cut section was removed
  1. Click and drag the second clip and move it to the end of the first clip to get rid of the gap.
Closed gap in track