Apps to Record Your Audio

Using CultureSpots In-browser Audio Recorder and Audio Editor apps for laptop/desktop

For Google Chrome & Mozilla Firefox Browsers
CultureSpots (BETA) Audio Recorder (Click to go!)
CultureSpots (BETA) Audio Editor (Click to go!)

Using CultureSpots Voice Recorder app for iPhone

iPhone “CultureSpots Voice Recorder” (download)

Using other (FREE) smartphone apps

iPhone
iPhone “Voice Memos” app – published by Apple, comes free/included with iOS7+
iPhone “Voice Record Pro” (download) – published by Dayana Networks, Ltd.
iPhone “QuickVoice Recorder” (download) – published by nFinity Inc
Android
Android “Smart Voice Recorder” (download) – published by SmartMob
> HELP: http://recorder.smartmobdev.com/help/en/
Android “Voice Recorder HD” (download) – published by EAPPS.PRO

Using other (FREE) desktop apps

Audacity (download) – for Mac & Windows
GarageBand – comes with Mac
Sound Recorder – comes with Windows

 

Audio Editing Software

 

Bulk Earbuds

  • EBay – We’ve been using various high-rated sellers on EBay to buy bulk earbuds with great success, and that is what we’d recommend for you too as long as you think buying 100 earbuds at a time for $50-$60 is appropriate/sufficient.  In this case, we recommend searching EBay with keywords “white earbuds bulk 100” then narrow the search filters to “Consumer Electronics > Portable Audio & Headphones > Headphones” + “New” and evaluate the results, then buy them in bulk of 100 lots based on the best total price (including shipping) and the sellers having the highest rating/reviews.  We’ve never had any problem doing it this way and don’t expect you will either.  You could also try other sites such as Amazon, Alibaba, and DHGate, but using EBay has worked best for us.

 

Language Translation

  • MTM Linguasoft – http://www.mtmlinguasoft.com/ – MTM LinguaSoft was founded in 2003 by Myriam Siftar, a bilingual IT professional who is an accomplished leader and communicator. MTM LinguaSoft is committed to simplifying the process of producing and maintaining multilingual documents, websites and software. Now, MTM LinguaSoft has grown to encompass a network of over 700 translators and linguists and a staff of project managers, developers and graphic designers, all dedicated professionals with extensive experience and expertise.
  • Rev – https://www.rev.com/ – Lightning fast transcription and translation. Accurate and Guaranteed.

 

Professional Voice Acting

 

CELLPHONE AND WIFI RECEPTION, FIELD TESTING

  • Open Signal – http://opensignal.com/ – With free apps for iOS and Android, OpenSignal helps you get the best out of your smartphone by making sure you’re always well connected. The app helps you get better signal, find nearby Wi-Fi networks and keep track of your usage.
  • Field Tester – https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/fieldtester/id590226245?mt=8 – Field Tester (for iOS) can be used to quickly evaluate the strength of your phone signal, and the quality of your data/WiFi network.

-100 dbm or less = Unacceptable coverage
-99 dbm to –90 dbm = Weak Coverage
-89 dbm to – 70 dbm = Medium to High Coverage
-69 dbm or greater = Strong Coverage

 

QR Code Scanning Apps

 

sound effects and music

  • Freesound – https://www.freesound.org/ – Freesound aims to create a huge collaborative database of audio snippets, samples, recordings, bleeps, … released under Creative Commons licenses that allow their reuse.
  • SoundBible – http://soundbible.com/ – SoundBible.com offers free sound clips for download in either wav or mp3 format. We offer free and royalty free sound effects and clips for video editors, movie scores, game designers, and weekend sound warriors.
  • NeoSounds – https://www.neosounds.com/ – We offer a simple music licensing solution. We have just a few, simple and cost-effective licenses, each of them covering multiple use-cases.
  • Audio Jungle – http://audiojungle.net/ – Royalty Free Audio Files From $1.
  • Partners in Rhyme – http://www.partnersinrhyme.com/ – Partners In Rhyme has been delivering royalty free music online since 1996. The license you receive from us for your one time fee is truly royalty free.
  • Getty – http://www.gettyimages.com/music – Premium royalty-free music tracks. Original production stock music scores. Downloadable audio clips.
  • freeSFX – http://www.freesfx.co.uk/ – these sounds are available for anyone to use in their productions.
  • Creative Commons All Media Search – http://search.creativecommons.org/ – choose your media type and search all Creative Commons.
  • Jamendo (music) – https://licensing.jamendo.com/en – Stock music for commercial useRoyalty free music, all rights included
  • SoundBlend (music) – http://www.soundblend.com/store/songs/mood-tempo – Music licensing made affordable and easy. License new original music created by indepedent musicians collaborating from all around the world.
  • ccMixter (music) – http://dig.ccmixter.org/ – “You Already Have Permission With Attribution…”
  • Free Music Archive (music) – http://freemusicarchive.org/ – “It’s not just free music; it’s good music”