Spotify Help amateur hosts clean up their voice with a new background noise reduction tool on the Anchor podcast app.
This feature is called Audio Enhancement, which takes the form of a new button on the anchor recording screen. According to the advertisement (Opens in a new tab)All you have to do is record a podcast as normal, and when you’re listening to the audio, you press the button to mute the background noise, bringing your voice to the fore. Sound Enhancement can be turned on and off during playback so you can toggle back and forth to compare them. Although what Preview video tips in (Opens in a new tab)You can use a pair of headphones with a microphone to record if you don’t want to hold the phone to your face.
Good – for beginners
In the ad, Spotify calls Audio Enhancement its “most valuable audio editing tool” and you can get a good-sounding podcast even if you record in “a noisy coffee shop, on the subway, or with babies crying in the background.” However, we recommend that you do not put your home recording studio away just yet.
We tested the feature ourselves, and while it makes quiet ambient noise, it’s not by a wide margin. Conversations and music playing in the background are still clearly audible, though there is more focus on your voice. Granted, the phone used for testing wasn’t a high-end device. The quality of the sound enhancement may depend on the type of smartphone you are using. However, as an on-the-go tool, it’s a pretty great tool for hobbyists who don’t have a lot of equipment.
We asked Spotify if phone quality affects the feature. This story will be updated if we hear back, but if you’d like to try it out for yourself, it’s already available on iOS (Opens in a new tab) and Android (Opens in a new tab) anchor versions.
Spotify has spent the past year and a half expanding its offering beyond music. Not long ago, it was The long-awaited audiobook support Finally for US users, giving them access to over 300,000 titles with more on the way. Video podcast It has also appeared for select shows, but it is unknown if this feature will grow or meet the same fate as Car Thing (Opens in a new tab).
However, people still ask the same question: Where is the high-resolution audio that Spotify promised almost two years ago? We may not have to wait long as recent reports have revealed a Potential higher level for SpotifyDubbed Spotify Platinum, it may come with Hi-Res Audio among other things. No new official information has surfaced since then, but we are still anxiously awaiting the official reveal.
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