The Importance of Owning Your Own Content

Imagine hiring a carpenter to build you a new kitchen cabinet. You pay him for the job, he builds something pretty spiffy, and you're pleased. But then you read the fine print in the contract, and you see that even though you paid him for the work, he (not you) actually owns the cabinet.  Many … Continue reading The Importance of Owning Your Own Content

Who Should Be Our Narrator?

When developing your mobile tour, there are many ways to make it particularly memorable for your visitors. One is choosing to incorporate audio into the tour in the form of a tour guide or narrator. There are many options for narrating a tour, from a single, anonymous voice to a celebrity to a collection of … Continue reading Who Should Be Our Narrator?

3 Mics to Turn Your Phone into a Recording Studio

This post is part of a series of “do it yourself” articles by Glenn Forsythe, Chief Soundscape Architect here at TourSphere. We hope you find it helpful when creating your own audio and video content! As we have covered in previous installations of our DIY series, there are quite a few options for getting great … Continue reading 3 Mics to Turn Your Phone into a Recording Studio

Planning a DIY Mobile App for Visitors

So you've decided to create a mobile app to enhance the visitor experience - that's great! Now what? Well, a little strategizing can go a looong way. Sure, you can always go with an on the fly, kitchen sink approach, but we often find that method to be a little frustrating - often accompanied by … Continue reading Planning a DIY Mobile App for Visitors

Is that a studio in your pocket? (or “awesome apps for audio”)

This post is part of a series of “do it yourself” articles by Glenn Forsythe, Chief Soundscape Architect here at TourSphere. We hope you find it helpful when creating your own audio and video content! Are you creating an audio tour or recording some audio interviews? I have good news! You need look no further … Continue reading Is that a studio in your pocket? (or “awesome apps for audio”)

Providing Context to the Visitor Experience

In medias res - it’s that writing technique (first utilized by the Roman poet Horace) where the author inserts the reader into the midst of the action. Suddenly we are on the front lines, in the middle of battle. Where are we? What’s going on? The author deliberately withholds this information, instead letting the reader … Continue reading Providing Context to the Visitor Experience

Optimizing Videos for Mobile: Keep it Big and Keep it Small

This post is part of a series of “do it yourself” articles by Glenn Forsythe, Chief Soundscape Architect here at TourSphere. We hope you find it helpful when creating your own audio and video content! Producing videos for mobile devices is not hard to get right but its easy to get wrong. If the end … Continue reading Optimizing Videos for Mobile: Keep it Big and Keep it Small

The Basics for DIY Museum Audio Tours

This post is the first in a series of "do it yourself" articles by Glenn Forsythe, Chief Soundscape Architect here at TourSphere. We hope you find it helpful! With the advent of portable and affordable digital recording devices, we are all the benefactors. Being in charge of your own audio tour content can save you … Continue reading The Basics for DIY Museum Audio Tours