Updated August 18, 2021. See this twitter thread for details.
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.
I think that @DescriptApp is really on to something big here, combining a writer’s UI model with A/V editing, so cool… https://t.co/NbpwUmeQBr
— James Young (@jydesign) November 15, 2019
Motionbox is a unique video editor optimized for social media & content creation, that “exists to help creators and teams make better videos, faster.”
I’m proud to have built multiplayer video editing. We are still seeking product-market fit, and before we hit it my aim is to make the best product possible.
If you’re interested in beta testing with us let’s do it!
Spread the word if you can https://t.co/Dok5sxEyLO
— Michael Aubry 🐬 (@michaelaubry) April 2, 2021
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.
Check out what we have to offer at https://t.co/OTA2CuNH7F#podcasts #musiced #PBL #edchat pic.twitter.com/qaajPqHQel
— 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
VEED “Podcast to Video: Turn your podcasts into videos, share on social media and grow your audience.”
Today we are launching our Podcast to video tool oh @ProductHunt
You can add audio visuals to your videos online, in just a few clicks. Perfect for #podcasts #music and all other creative audio projects! https://t.co/qVNhqJP91x pic.twitter.com/R6ervRhOQJ
— VEED.IO – Simple Online Video Editing (@veedstudio) November 18, 2019
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