Big streaming players and upstarts alike are driving the next phase of popularity in Podcasting. These players want to control that coveted position of the go-to Podcast app on people’s devices.
The ongoing demand is also inspiring some innovative tools popping up to help people create the supply of recorded media.
This roundup focuses on some notable recording and editing tools for A/V content creation. Not only that, these new tools are taking unique approaches to leverage transcribed text as a critical part of the overall editing user experience.
Descript “It’s how you make a podcast. Record. Transcribe. Edit. Mix. – As easy as typing. Take control of your podcast with Descript.”
Edit audio by editing text. Drag and drop to add music and sound effects. Descript is not just for audio either, you can also edit video by editing text.
— James Young (@jydesign) November 15, 2019
Soundtrap is a podcast audio editor – “With our interactive transcript feature, you can record and automatically transcribe your voice. Edit your recording as you would edit a text document.”
They are also pursuing the educational market.
Soundtrap for Education is built on the idea that learning by doing better equips students with the skills needed to be successful inside the classroom and beyond.
— Soundtrap for Education (@soundtrap) December 5, 2019
Spext “Looks like a doc. Is actually an audio editor. Edit the audio by editing the auto generated transcript, add music & merge recordings together.”
Today, we are releasing a new version that is the fastest way to edit a podcast episode – edit the “umms”, add music, mix in intros and sponsor ads – All inside the browser.https://t.co/PQyKI1wcQz
— Spext (@Spext_App) August 9, 2019
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