iPadio is currently my favorite website and mobile application to use to directly record audio and post it to the web. After you record to iPadio using the iPhone or Android application or any type of phone, recorded files can be downloaded from the web as mp3 files or embedded in a provided flash player on your own blog or wiki site. iPadio is FREE. The following is an 11.5 minute recording from a multimedia workshop at OU this past summer, when participants reflected on “Stories We Wish We Had Recorded.” This demonstrated the potential use of audio recording options like iPadio to readily record as well as share audio online.
Voisse is another free website offering direct audio recording-to-web features. This two minute video provides an overview. Note Voisee permits BOTH web-based audio recording as well as phone-based recording, or phonecasting. iPadio permits phonecasting and uploading of previously recorded audio, but does NOT permit direct web audio recording.
Voisse’s web-based audio recorder not only lets you record DIRECTLY to the web, it also includes a simple timeline editor. With it, you can trim unwanted audio from the front or end of an audio recording. This is fantastic, since you do NOT have to use client-based software (like Audacity or Garageband) for this kind of simple audio clean-up. Voisse is also unique and different from iPadio since it permits users to connect a PHOTO to each recording. This two minute video shows how.
Voisse has a free option as well as two paid plan options, which permit the creation of both podcasts and slideshows. This is a sample Voisse recording with a photo, describing the newest Apple Store in Shanghai, China, located just across from the Pearl Tower in Pudong which I visited Tuesday night this week.
I created the following comparative chart to illustrate the functional similarities and differences (as of this writing, 23 September 2010) between iPadio and Voisse:
On the subject of the Apple Store in Shanghai, here’s a 48 second video I recorded in front of it on Tuesday night, just before going in:
In addition to iPadio and Voisee, are you aware of and/or using other FREE direct-to-web recording websites?
H/T to Miguel Guhlin for sharing Voisee.
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