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Understanding the difference between Auxbus and Anchor

When you’re starting a podcast, you have a lot of decisions to make. What will it be about, how often will you publish, where will you record, what software will you use, and more.

Main Differences

Auxbus and Anchor are both software tools that you might decide to use for recording and publishing your podcast. They’re both designed to help people who don’t have any experience with audio technology, and you can try them both for free.

Auxbus is the fastest way for people to create professional podcasts, while Anchor is the easiest way for beginners to get started. What that means is, Auxbus is focused on helping you sound professional in your content and audio, while Anchor is focused on making your first podcast easy.

Both Auxbus and Anchor can be used for your laptop or desktop computer. Anchor also has a mobile app.

Preparing For Your Podcast

One of the biggest ways Auxbus differs from Anchor is in helping you know what to say, and how to make a podcast that will be successful. Throughout Auxbus, you’ll see a Content Guide. This section is like having a “how to podcast” manual open to the right page with explanations of how to do what you’re trying to do, suggestions of best practices, links to longer articles to go deeper, and even examples you can listen to for inspiration.

Auxbus helps you plan your content before you press record. Auxbus research shows that if you plan ahead with notes, talking points, or even a full script, you’ll get your podcast recorded faster. Pressing record, then deciding what to say might mean more takes or more mistakes! While Auxbus guides you through your planning process before recording, Anchor doesn’t.

Reusable Intros & Outros

Both Auxbus and Anchor give you the ability to build your podcast episodes in a segmented, or chaptered approach. One way they’re different is that when you are setting up your show, Auxbus helps you create reusable intros, outros, and call-to-actions since most podcasts contain these same components in each episode. By setting these up at the beginning, you’ll save time and create consistency as you build your catalog of episodes.

Recording Your Audio

Both Auxbus and Anchor have the ability to record and can be used with whatever mic you have on hand (headset, USB microphone, or even your laptop's internal mic although it's not recommended). Once you’re done recording, Auxbus automatically cleans up and tunes your recording, so you don’t have to. Auxbus removes unwanted silences, fixes levels, and makes your voice sound its best, without you having to do a thing. With Anchor, what you record is what listeners will hear.

Free Music Library

Both Auxbus and Anchor contain free music that can be mixed into your show automatically without you having to mix it yourself. Anchor allows you to use some music that is copyrighted, however, listeners can only hear your podcast from within Anchor or through Spotify, but on no other platforms. Auxbus's music library is free and does not conflict with copyright laws. Both apps also let you upload your own music if you like, however, you need to be aware that the music you choose will need to be creative commons or licensed for you to use.


Auxbus lets you read ads and place them in your show, and Anchor does as well. Both also automatically distribute your podcast for you and create a shareable web page with your show.

Now that you know the differences, you can make the choice for your podcast. Grow your business with Auxbus, or start your first podcast with Anchor!


This post was written by Auxbus, a simple & affordable podcast creation software that handles it all – from planning and recording to distributing episodes. Auxbus makes audio creation fast, easy and fun. Learn more and try it for yourself by visiting Auxbus.com