If you've ever wanted to create a podcast and bring guests on, you know how difficult it can be. I currently use Zoom to do this since they offer a multi-track option when recording… ensuring that I can edit each person's track independently. It still requires that I import the audio tracks and mix them within Garageband, though.
Today I was speaking to a colleague Paul Chaney and he shared a new tool with me, Soundtrap. Soundtrap is an online platform for editing, mixing, and collaborating on audio – whether it's music, storytelling, or any other kind of audio recording.
Soundtrap for Storytellers
Soundtrap is a cloud solution where you can record your podcast, invite guests easily, edit your podcasts, and publish them all without having to download and work externally.
Soundtrap Podcast Studio Features
The platform does have a desktop platform that offers some of these additional features.
- Edit your podcast via transcription – The Soundtrap desktop platform has a standard editor but they've added automated transcription – an ingenious feature to make it even easier to edit your podcast as you would a text document.
- Invite and record podcast guests – Because collaboration was key when designing Soundtrap, you can easily invite your guests to a recording session simply by sending them a link. Once they're in, you can assist them with setting up their audio and the recording can begin! They don't need to sign up to be invited.
- Upload audio and transcriptions to Spotify – This is the only tool that allows you to upload both podcasts and transcripts directly to Spotify, boosting the discoverability of your podcast.
- Add music and sound effects – Create your own jingle and complete your production with sound effects from Freesound.org audio resources.