Visualizing trends in audio
Our November 2014 feature release includes unprecedented ways to search and visualize recorded sound
Since we launched Pop Up Archive in 2013, we’ve made almost 1 million minutes of sound searchable. This is just the beginning.
Today, we’re insanely excited to release a slew of new features built specifically for our active, growing community.
- Pay-as-you-go by the hour (or join a monthly plan) for premium machine transcripts tailored specifically for media and oral history audio.
- Premium machine transcripts include speaker differentiation and punctuation — and you can edit speaker names to add to a growing database of the voices in your audio.
- Data visualization tools show patterns and trends across audio collections.
In the past year, we’ve helped hundreds of radio producers log raw tape, get audio stories online faster, and optimize their stations’ sites for search engines. Anyone can search over 10,000 public audio items at Pop Up Archive.
We’re analyzing the data we capture about the spoken word — whether to compare the speech of Oakland mayoral candidates or measure changes in the vocabulary used by news media to discuss climate change over the past decade. We want to help journalists log dozens more hours of tape than they could ever hope to transcribe themselves — and help listeners find the best moments in their favorite podcasts.
How would you like to analyze audio? Send us your suggestions. Or just sign up and check out the new features for yourself.