The Audio Project Manager 2.16.1 is available! It was formerly called SIL Transcriber more info »
Audio Project Manager is a web or desktop application that simplifies the management speech audio files. It provides solutions for oral Bible translation, oral drafting, storying and general transcription projects.
Audio Project Manager provides a flexible tool for those using orality with a customizable workflow, internalization resources that are audio or display oriented, threaded discussions, community checking, and back translation tools. The goal is to provide a hybrid audio-text solution allowing those doing the work to choose oral only or a mixture of oral and text contributions.
Audio Project Manager’s simple design works even for those without extensive computer experience. The Administrator uses the web admin tools to setup the project and assign the work if desired. Audio work can be done online with the web app or offline with the Desktop application.
Audio Project Manager features sending transcriptions directly to Paratext. Audio Project Manager keeps track of the book, chapter and verse ranges. On the web app, this will be sent to the Paratext repo so each Paratext user can sync to their device. The Desktop Extension syncs to the Paratext installation on the local machine so it will work without an Internet connection.
Do I need a foot pedal?
No, but you can use one to enhance your performance. Audio controls like start, stop, and skip (forward/back) can be controlled with keyboard shortcuts or buttons in the app. Start, stop, and skip can also be controlled with a USB or bluetooth foot pedal.
A pedal is the industry standard tool for controlling audio in transcription. It may take some time to get used to, but using your foot to control audio lets you keep your fingers on alphabetical keys so that you don’t have to keep resetting them every time you control the audio.
Transcriptions can be typed in any language and there was an attempt to include a reasonable font for all languages. If a special keyboard is required, you need to install it separately. more info »
Interface available in English, Spanish, French, Portuguese and Russian. Request or offer to translate additional languages on the community forum.
Audio Project Manager will run in a browser (optimized for Chrome and tested with Firefox) on most platforms and desktop versions are available for Windows 10+, Mac Pro or Linux.