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.

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

Undy RunWalk 2019 Fundraiser

undy-runwalk-pic

Colorectal Cancer is a terrible disease that is on the rise in America. I personally have seen a family member and a friend suffer with this disease. Thankfully, if treated early, colorectal cancer is often curable. Still, it takes a tremendous toll on the person diagnosed as well as their loved ones who care for them.

Saturday, March 2nd, I have the opportunity to run to support families affected by colorectal cancer and to fund further research. Will you please join me in supporting the Colorectal Cancer Alliance by donating a couple dollars? You can donate through my Facebook fundraiser here: https://www.facebook.com/donate/567468763765855/10106408852545089/