OK, thus you have a website up. Chances are, website is mute. You will have very images on it, but if there’s no sound you’re lost a whole lot. If you’re a solopreneur, utilizing sound is another method you are able to establish a individual connection in an effort to create a relationship with your audience (i.e. visitors to your internet site).
What is streaming sound? This effective technologies is easy to apply. Should you understand how to edit and update your webpage, you are capable to incorporate sound for them. The technology is based on Macromedia Flash, that is absolutely installed on virtually every computer. Flash delivers the development to play sound (and video), nonetheless you will want among the tools discussed here to offer the lost link in the sound online puzzle.
Two types of solutions are available: easy, low-cost, stand-alone computer programs that record/convert to Flash formatting, and subscription-based online services that provide all bells and whistles.
(N.B. The programs and services are indexed in ascending purchase of expense and features)
Stand-alone solutions (“pay when, utilize forever”)
If you’re OK with updating website yourself, or have a online assistant assisting you, 1 of these 2 programs is perfect for you. The advantage of utilizing your software is the fact that you pay a tiny licensing fee when and you are able to employ the program for because lengthy because you like.
Impact Internet Audio (PC only) This software for MS Windows delivers an convenient method to add fresh or existing sound recordings to your webpage. Feature highlights:
* record your internet sound utilizing a microphone;
* import an existing recording that you produced elsewhere, for illustration, you might record and edit your tele-seminar;
* add a music background track to your sound (see and hear my house page);
* choose the scale, color and fashion of the player control buttons to match your internet site;
* generates the code along with a limited files you ought to upload to your website.
SonicMemo (PC and Mac versions)
* Doesn’t have recording capability, relies rather on you to supply your sound in MP3 structure (this really is not a deficiency because there are numerous free sound recording programs available);
* better selection of player designs, like one-, three- or five-button, and colors to match your style;
* ability to encrypt your recordings for protection;
* lets you track your sound programs, e.g. if people hear to the complete recording or bail out after 10 seconds;
* send sound by e-mail (call it sound emails, or sound postcard);
* redirect internet visitors to a new page after the sound completes;
* uploads your sound to website with built-in FTP.
Full-featured variation for a little one-time fee, free adaptation additionally accessible with standard functionality.
One last note on software solutions: irrespective of which program/service you employ to make the sound for the net, when your recording is posted on your webpage it may play on any computer, PC or Mac.
Online Service Providers
There are 2 key players in this arena: Audio Acrobat and Audio Generator. These 2 service services provide very synonymous qualities and advantages for those of you that are either too busy to tinker with your solutions that the program programs offer, and don’t notice paying a monthly service fee, or want the additional qualities that are accessible. You will still have to update your website yourself, by inserting some code that is produced for you.
Both Audio Acrobat and Audio Generator provide a full spectrum of qualities that can be appealing to your specific line of company. Here’s a fast list of the primary features:
* record and shop limitless amount of sound messages;
* record messages by telephone, microphone, or upload existing recordings;
* record your tele-seminars or different conference-type calls (Audio Acrobat only);
* employ sound on any amount of websites and internet pages;
* send sound messages by e-mail (sound postcards).
* record customer reviews by telephone, irrespective of where they are placed.
* effective statistics on how your sound messages are played
* add movie to your webpage and emails (included with Audio Acrobat, additional with Audio Generator)