Editing Audio on iOS with Ferrite

Mobile devices are very powerful. At times, they’re also quite a bit more convenient than traditional desktops and laptops. If you have an iPhone or iPad, one very useful app is Ferrite. It’s marketed toward podcasters and journalists, but it’s a great all-around tool for editing church audio on the go.

Importing Audio

  1. When you install the app, Ferrite is added to the “Open In” iOS menu.
  2. To import audio, find the audio file you wish to import.
  3. In the More Options (3 dots) menu, tap “Open in” and tap “Copy to Ferrite.”
  4. You can also share/export audio from another app into Ferrite.

Editing Audio

  1. Once imported, the audio shows up on the main screen.
  2. To edit, tap the icon that’s a square with a pencil.
  3. The app shows a loading bar at the bottom of the screen.
  4. When the audio is finished loading, the waveform displays.
  5. Tap the waveform once to drag, edit start and end points, and fades.
  6. You can also two-finger pinch horizontally to zoom in and out.
  7. The wrench icon provides track tools like effects and automation settings.
  8. There are several other features as well for more advanced editing.
  9. When you’re finished, tap the icon in the lower left with the paper and check.
  10. Notice that edits show up as a new edit, preserving the original sample.

Sharing Audio

  1. To edit clip information (title, export format, etc.), tap the “i” icon.
  2. To delete the edit, tap the trash can icon.
  3. To export the edit, tap the share icon (box with up arrow).
  4. You’ll need somewhere to save the file, I typically upload to the cloud.

Pro Version

Ferrite has an in-app purchase that upgrades to the Pro features. I can’t remember which features are included and which features need the upgrade, though you can probably look it up on the Ferrite website. If you need the features included in the upgrade, it’s definitely worth considering.

Chorizo Sausage Breakfast Pizza

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Shout out to Joy Food Sunshine for a simple and delicious pizza dough recipe! It’s what I used for this recipe. Check out their recipe here: https://joyfoodsunshine.com/easy-homemade-pizza-dough/

Chorizo Sausage Breakfast Pizza

  • Servings: 8
  • Difficulty: moderate
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup warm water (105-110 degrees)
  • 1 tbsp instant yeast
  • 1 tbsp Truvia baking blend
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 11oz pork chorizo
  • 16oz turkey sausage
  • 1 cup reduced fat colby jack shredded cheese
  • 6 tbsp egg substitute
  • 1 cup baby spinach, coarsely chopped

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.
  2. Brown the chorizo and sausage together on the stovetop over medium heat and drain. Set aside.
  3. Proof the yeast: add warm water, yeast, and Truvia baking blend to a large mixing bowl. Stir well. Let rest for about 5 minutes, until surface of water is foamy.
  4. Mix the dough: stir olive oil into water/yeast mixture. Then add flour and salt. Mix well. Dough will be slightly sticky. (Tip, add some Italian style seasonings to the dough for extra yum!)
  5. Knead the dough: dust a flat surface dusted with flour (like a cutting board). Transfer dough to floured surface and press top in repeatedly, folding dough over on itself, until the dough is a smooth, slightly sticky ball (maybe 2-3 minutes).
  6. Spray a couple pizza pans (or a large cookie sheet) with nonstick cooking spray and lightly dust with garlic salt. Then spread dough in pan. Prick dough all over with a fork.
  7. Pre-bake dough for about 5 minutes.
  8. Remove from oven and add toppings: about half the cheese, then half the sausage mixture (save the other half for another pizza!), pour egg substitute over, add the rest of the cheese, and sprinkle spinach on top.
  9. Bake for another 5-7 minutes. Dough is done when it turns lightly golden brown.
  10. Remove from oven and allow to cool a few minutes before slicing and serving.
Roughly 290 calories per serving. Pairs well with fresh fruit for breakfast, brunch, or breakfast-for-lunch-or-dinner.

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Cheesy BBQ Meatballs

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Cheesy BBQ Meatballs

  • Servings: 8
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

  • 1 1/2lb 90% lean ground turkey, thawed
  • 1 cup shredded reduced fat colby jack cheese blend (Market Pantry)
  • 1/4 cup Panko bread crumbs (Kikkoman)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tbsp granulated garlic
  • 1/4 tsp seasoning salt
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 cup your favorite BBQ sauce

Directions

  1. In a large mixing bowl, hand-stir ingredients until well-combined.
  2. Spray large electric skillet with nonstick cooking spray.
  3. Roll meat mixture into 24 similarly sized meatballs.
  4. Cover and cook on medium for 20-30 minutes. If using SaladMaster, use the Rice 1 setting.
  5. When finished cooking, allow to rest for 3-5 minutes before serving.
Roughly 70-75 calories per meatball. Pairs well with potatoes (mashed, fried, roasted, french fries, etc.) and green veggies (broccoli, asparagus, salad, etc.)

Refuge of Our Hope

An original worship song based on Hebrews 6:17-20.

Refuge of Our Hope
Words and music by Tim Northup

This hope we have, an anchor for the soul
A promise, sure, on which we can stand
The veil torn so we may enter in
And come before the presence of the Lord

Where You call us, You go before us
You made a way where we had no way
The Father’s promise, never changing
A sure foundation, the refuge of our hope
A sure foundation, the refuge of our hope

God the Son, seated on the throne
Clothed in flesh, coming to His own
The Captain of salvation, suffering
Unto death, bringing us to glory

Where You call us, You go before us
You made a way where we had no way
The Father’s promise, never changing
A sure foundation, the refuge of our hope
A sure foundation, the refuge of our hope

We draw near to You
Our hearts made pure and true
Our sin covered by the blood
Of Christ the Risen Son

We draw near to You
Our hearts made pure and true
Our sin covered by the blood
Of Christ the Risen Son

Where You call us, You go before us
You made a way where we had no way
The Father’s promise, never changing
A sure foundation, the refuge of our hope
A sure foundation, the refuge of our hope

Where You call us, You go before us
You made a way where we had no way
The Father’s promise, never changing
A sure foundation, the refuge of our hope

A sure foundation, the refuge of our hope
A sure foundation, the refuge of our hope