Synth

Podcasts in bytes.

Start expanding who and what you listen to with podcasts in bytes. Synths are easy to record or import 256 second sound bytes that can be shared as an audiogram and listened to back-to-back.

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Hey Product Hunters! After a recent splash in the education community, we’re pleased share Synth more broadly! Yes, Synth can be thought of as an “Audio Twitter”. Its fully customized for voice with features like back-to-back playback, transcriptions, editing, embedding, etc. Where it gets unique is the added space called “Podcasts”. This can be thought of as either a private discussion space for teams and classes, or a place to stage and release longer listening experiences assembled out of Synth bytes. Check out the article "Perseverance Episode #5: Mark Zeh" for sample of what a Synth Podcast sounds like. The goal of the product is to improve how audio gets discovered and make voice more approachable to new creators. We’re already working on some really cool additions: Full Android support, Alexa skills, “intelligent” import of long format audio files into short sound-bytes, etc. I'll be answering questions here all day. Plus I’ve posted a welcome message in a Synth: https://gosynth.com/p/s/pamqrz Feel free to leave your feedback here or via voice on Synth. Just reply to my welcome message or use the hashtag: #producthunt We look forward to hearing your thoughts! Brian & the Synth team
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Hi folks. Yesterday I caught myself listening to one of Synth threads and was completely lost in time. It was the second time for me and this sounds like Synth can be really useful and it can help you to dive into the deeps. It has its own PROS comparing to traditional podcasting. The format is a bit different - it adds a lot of interacting. I'd say it seems to me not an audio twitter but more like next step for podcasting that allows channel owner to involve his listeners, get more feedback from them.
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@atmamont Thanks Andrey! Yeah, the threading playback is really fun. I really enjoy this one of everyone introducing themselves to the community: https://gosynth.com/p/s/ilcuol
Like Twitter for voice, with the ability to create long form Podcasts.
@mikeshoss We're trying to combine the discoverability and convenience of Twitter, with the ability to find short and long format listening experiences within it.

App gives you a possibility to perceive and convey information along with sense of author's presence. You can listen other's people thoughts and find something special to yourself, not only stories or discoveries but real life emotions that you can feel though the voice.

Pros:

Great idea for sharing thoughts and listening to others

Cons:

I found some minor bugs, sometimes I needed to prepare my recording but I couldn't record audio in background

Thanks for the thoughts! We're closing bugs as rapidly. And of note is that we just released an uploading tool. It would allow you to produce a more refined Synth with music, if desired.
Something completely new in podcasting, with a huge potential to become a powerful tool for podcast creators to release as-you-go. That's a place where launching a podcast becomes no rocket science. With it’s handy workspace to produce and distribute podcasts and well-worthy ways for sharing worldwide, it introduces innovative listening experience for folks who are interested in topic or area of devotion. Superior and intelligent design enriches the experience of using the tool!
@ampetra_ Thanks for the thoughts Anna. Near realtime voice is something we're very interested in.