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SonicMaps

Locative Audio
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Use voice, sounds and music to create immersive storytelling and engaging experiences for your visitors. SonicMaps uses GPS and location technologies to automatically deliver locative audio content to your audience as they walk, just like a real tour guide.

At the core of the SonicMaps platform is our easy to use online Editor, offering a multi-layer approach to soundscape composition where you can overlap multiple layers of sound. This is extremely useful, for example, if you need to have some background music covering a large geographical area, along with several voice recordings at specific spot locations within that area, or if you want to crossfade audio files as the user walks from one location to another. This approach ensures a seamless, more natural experience for your visitors who can enjoy your guided tour with their own smartphone and headphones without the hassle of scanning QR codes or manually playing the right audio file from a list. (less)

Create location-aware sonic experiences Audio Tours | Games | Sound Installations | Events The SonicMaps platform provides you with everything you need Online Editor | Web Player App | Analytics | Text to Speech

SonicMaps Editor

Discover our feature-rich authoring tool for locative audio

Draw overlapping or disconnected zones (geofences) on the map. Group them into stacked layers to facilitate your workflow. draw geofences Upload and assign an audio file to any existing zone. Select a playback mode and adjust the sound parameters. zone settings Test your project at any location with our listening mode in order to simulate the end-user experience. listening mode Switch between map styles, from high resolution satellite imagery to traditional road maps. publish soundwalk Save and recall your projects at any time. Add metadata to describe them. save and load projects Publish and share your work with your target audience. publish soundwalk
The SonicMaps Editor is compatible with desktop or laptop computers, tablets, and iPads using a modern browser (Chrome, Firefox, Edge, Safari).
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SonicMaps Player

Use your mobile device to explore immersive soundscapes and audio tours around the world

  • As a modern Web App, the SonicMaps Player runs smoothly on your browser. No need to download and install the app from an online store.
  • Your position is accurately displayed on the map using GPS location services so audio is automatically played back when you walk into a geofence.
  • We have included a comprehensive search engine to let you find the best locative audio experiences in your area. Content creators might also share their projects using a Project Unique Identifier (PUID)
  • Where enabled, sounds can be rendered using 3D spatial audio for a truly immersive experience – just don't forget your headphones!

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