Publish a new VoiceMap audio tour
Our team has played a role in thousands of audio tours used by millions of people. We’ve learnt what works along the way, and we've made it our job to help you surprise and delight listeners as quickly and cost-effectively as possible.
AUDIO TOUR CMS
Take the guess work out of producing an audio tour
- Browser-based publishing tool with instant updates via our API
- Automatically estimates talk times and word counts to save you testing and recording time
- Integrates support from VoiceMap’s editors and sound engineers with comments, tracked changes and email notifications
- Works for walking, driving, cycling, train and boat tours with GPS playback as well as self-guided tours that are easy to use indoors
- Voice, music, photo, 360 video and 3D files can be attached to locations
- Text directions can be included as a fallback to make sure listeners never get lost
What our publishers say
The map is surprisingly accurate and the tools to create the tour are very simple and easy to use. Having the word count there for you between triggers saves you from painting yourself into a corner right from the beginning of the project. And, as you go along, you will be amazed at what the overall program can do.
All the different stages of the process were efficiently explained and showed through videos and tutorials; but what helped me the most was the possibility to interact and work through every phase with a VoiceMap editor.
Collaborating with my VoiceMap editors has been a pleasure—as well as a valuable process. Through their expertise and guidance, I’ve been able to distill my tour narrative and focus its impact. A lot of the success of my VoiceMap tours is due to their direction.
When I began creating my tour, I had no idea about how it all worked or what was involved. But working with my editor, and taking it step-by-step and him keeping me on track, what initially appeared to be quite the challenge wasn’t that difficult at all.
I now have created and published two tours for VoiceMap. I found the process to be direct and uncomplicated. Be sure to read the information and watch the videos provided. It takes you through each phase. Plus, the VoiceMap team is there to guide you along the way. And that is exactly what they do.
I was very impressed while working with the staff at VoiceMap. They were incredibly fast to respond. They were so very detail oriented and patient. I really felt taken care of and they allowed me to be as creative as possible but also ensured that the best product would come out of it. It could not have been more smooth nor more efficient.
They've been through it lots of times and you haven't. I certainly would never have dreamt of getting under a blanket to successfully record my audio with just my phone. Getting timely and honest feedback was part of what we got; an invaluable step to ending up with the quality result we were looking for.
For me, the ability to include photos, sound effects was important to improve the experience for guests, and increase the usefulness of the audio tour as a virtual experience.
One of the best things about producing a tour with VoiceMap is the support the team gives you to create a great, professional result that attracts buyers. It ranges from designing your route well, to getting a really engaging script through to recording a really professional audio and marketing your tour.
The text to speech facility is great as it allows me to physically test the route and check that the audio is activated at the right time.
It was very easy to plot my route on the map as the instructions were really clear and you could refer back to the documentation at any time and go through it step by step. The script uploading and editing was very straightforward too. The system is very intuitive and thereby making it very easy to edit the tour script.
I loved working with the VoiceMap team. I worked with Gary who responds as fast as lightning, but everyone is very helpful and supportive. I have been a bit of a perfectionist and produced loads of extra editing for Gary, who was very accommodating, bless him.
Six straightforward steps and support at every turn
Many of the publishers we work with are new to audio tours. Some don’t know where to start. We’ve made it simple to get from concept to compelling tour as easily as possible. But we know our process isn’t a perfect fit for every tour and we’re flexible too, especially if you’ve published audio tours before.
The best routes have a few surprises, off the beaten track, and a climax at a particularly captivating location. When you’re done, you’ll have talk times and word counts that match travel times.
When you turn your map into an immersive story, try to develop a narrative along the way. Make it personal too, if you can, with anecdotes and opinions that change the listener’s perspective.
Your editor is especially helpful when you’re fitting the map and the script together with clear directions. Listeners should know where to go without looking at the screen.
Audio tours can’t be perfected at your desk. We’ll provide you with “scratch” audio you can use for a trial run or two, to refine your script before you record it.
Listeners respond to authentic voices not just polished professionals. You don’t need a fancy mic or soundproofed studio either, and we’ll edit the audio to remove mistakes and mouth noises.
Complete the final touches, with a title, cover photo and description that sells your tour, then click on publish. Your tour goes on sale immediately, and the job of promoting it begins.