Software for Recording and Editing Church Sermons

If you stumbled upon this page looking for information on recording and editing church sermons, you may also be interested in:

Recording Church Sermon Audio
Sharing Sermon Audio

Computer Software

Whether you are recording audio directly into a computer or recording to another device and transferring the files, you will need software. The built-in software on most computers will not be powerful enough to handle the recording, editing, and processing of your sermon audio. Fortunately, there are some free and low-cost software options.

Mac and PC


Audacity – A free, easy to use recording platform that will also help you with editing later in the process.

If you would like to see the workflow of transferring files into Audacity, doing basic editing, and preparing your files for upload, check out my post “Sharing Sermon Audio, Part 2.
Adobe AuditionAdobe Audition – If you are going to be doing a lot of this work and can afford it, I highly recommend Adobe Audition. I have been using this software since before Adobe bought Cool Edit Pro and renamed it. I find it more intuitive than Audacity and the workflows are smoother.
Cost: $19/month or $239/year
Mac Only
Garage Band – If you have a Mac, you have access to Garage Band. Apple’s software was designed for beginners so you can be up and running in no time. If you are just getting started, this is a great place to begin.
Cost: Free