Storytelling with SoundCloud
Many of you may know the App Gallery as the best place to find new apps to create and promote sounds. You may know some of the music focused apps such as BandPage by RootMusic or Presonus Studio One, but more and more focus on spoken word and storytelling. These apps make it easier than ever before to let your audience listen in.
New to audio editing? Don’t need all the effects in music making software to get your point across? Hindenburg Journalist is the app for you – it is a simple to use and streamlined audio editor made for journalists. Packed with all the features needed to assemble a good radio show and without all the effects and ad-ons needed for music production, it’s the best way to get started in podcasting. When you’re finished editing, export directly to SoundCloud.
SpeakerText offers quick and inexpensive transcription for any SoundCloud sound you share with it. The amazing thing about SpeakerText isn’t the transcription though, it’s their CaptionBox that really makes the app stand out. Embedded directly below the SoundCloud player, it highlights each word as it’s being spoken. You can also jump to any part of the recording by clicking on text you want to hear. Neat, huh?
Storify is an app that allows you to curate the best of social media to tell a story, letting visitors get the whole picture, as it happened. Drag and drop media into Storify and then embed the whole post anywhere on the web. ABC’s Dan Patterson uses Storify and SoundCloud to chronicle Occupy Wall Street . Find out exactly how you can make the most of storify here.
So what are you waiting for? Try some of the easy-to-use tools out there to help you record, edit, transcribe and share your stories with SoundCloud and the world!