There’s a point for every content creator — not just podcasters — that it becomes obvious what is needed is a little audio. Not hours of speeches or music — just a snippet of sound.
Luckily, there are marketing technology tools that do just that. Whether it’s recording a call over the phone or the internet, whether it’s editing licensed audio, or even if you’re looking to have your audience leave messages, there are tools for you.
Just a note — be aware of the laws in your state/country when it comes to recording other people with and without their permission. The Digital Media Law Project breaks down which U.S. states have audio recording laws, but you need to check out what the law states in your own home country.
SpeakPipe offers a voice messaging tool that allows website visitors, podcast listeners, or blog readers to record voice messages on a browser, without the need for any phone calls or typed messages. The tool helps podcasters and bloggers receive feedback, comments, ideas, questions, and testimonials and allows them to establish a personal channel with their audience.
BEST FEATURE: Add SpeakPipe to a website and visitors will be able to send voice messages from anywhere on the website.
PRICING: Paid packages start at $6.40 monthly.
Podclipper is an audio clipping tool that enables users to share segments of podcasts. End users can share share clips of podcasts by selecting transcript texts segments to share as an audio excerpt.
BEST FEATURE: Podclipper automatically syncs your transcript and audio so no timestamps are needed.
PRICING: Packages for unlimited clips start at $24 monthly.
Wavve Videos allows creators to take snippets of audio, combine it with artwork or animations to use as social video. Wavve automatically generates a transcription of your audio so captions may be added easily.
BEST FEATURE: Wavve comes with over a dozen waveform animations that you can include and customize to your design.
PRICING: Basic product is free. Paid packages start at $10 monthly.
Audio Hijack is a tool to record any application’s audio, including VoIP calls from Skype, web streams from Safari, and much more. Save audio from hardware devices like microphones and mixers as well. Record to popular audio formats, including MP3 and AAC, or save in perfect-fidelity AIFF, WAV, ALAC or FLAC.
BEST FEATURE: Use Volume Overdrive to make output louder on laptop speakers.
PRICING: License key for single uer on a Mac is $59.