Barely 18 months after Spotify acquired online music collaboration software developer Soundtrap, the company has launched Soundtrap for Storytellers, which it describes as a cloud-based one-stop shop for collaborative podcast creation.
Soundtrap for Storytellers, available worldwide, bundles a long list of podcast creation features into the same service, including recording; remote multi-track interviewing with video chat; smart transcribing and editing of the spoken-word audio file as a text document; full audio production capabilities; the publishing of its transcript to optimize SEO; and the publishing of the podcast to Spotify.
Per Emanuelsson, co-founder of Soundtrap, which, like Spotify, is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, comments, “The platform itself was built around solving some of the biggest pain points for podcasters — editing, transcribing, remote interviewing and adding sound effects — and providing one, streamlined platform that contains every part of the podcast creation process.”
Soundtrap for Storytellers enables users to transcribe and edit the spoken-word audio file in the same manner as a text document, eliminating the need to repeatedly listen to the podcast. For now, transcription is only available in English.
The cloud-based platform enables podcasters to collaborate with others from anywhere around the world by allowing multiple people to talk, record — on separate tracks —and work on the same podcast by sending a link to join the session remotely.
Soundtrap for Storytellers pushes out the podcast transcript to increase SEO and help drive traffic to any podcast.
Similarly to some other podcast software, the platform enables users to create jingles and add sound design using Soundtrap’s built-in instruments and loops, providing access to a sound library.”
Soundtrap for Storytellers is available at the company’s website.