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Remote workflows

Learn about remote workflows using third-party software and VoiceQ Pro to record your talent anywhere around the globe.

Connecting Remotely with Audiomovers

The Actor, the Director and the Sound Engineer need the same configuration

  • 1 laptop and a second screen or 1 tower and 2 screens.
  • Teamviewer (free account) and Zoom ($14,99/Month).
  • Audiomovers (Pro Tools plug-in for the actor’s computer, the actor’s needs to create an account on their web page: $ 9,99/Month can be rented daily
  • On the actor’s computer

25mb/s internet speed recommended

The actors will run Pro Tools and VoiceQ on the same computer through a local MIDI Connection.

Screen Sharing:

  • In the Mac preference system: Display / Arrangement / Deselect mirror display.

Zoom and Teamviewer:

  • The actor’s computer is the host on Zoom and TeamViewer. Both are simultaneously activated.

Now the actor’s computer can:

  • Put VoiceQ on his desktop and share it with Zoom. (The Rythmoband is running more fluently with Zoom).
  • Put Pro Tools on the second screen and share it with TeamViewer with the engineer.

On the Sound Engineer’s computer:

The Sound Engineer connects his computer to the actor’s computer with Zoom and TeamViewer. Same screen set up.

  • In Pro Tools: The Sound Engineer will activate the Audiomovers plug-in on his recording track (Insert A-E / plug-in / Other / Listento Mono / I/O: input One)
  • The Audiomovers window will open: the actor will log in / Copy the session link and share it via email or the Zoom chat with the sound engineer and the director.
  • The Sound Engineer will click on the link and will be prompted to the Audiomovers web page in order to get record and playback sound in real time from pro tools.

On the Director’s computer:

  • The Director connects his computer to the actor’s computer with Zoom and TeamViewer.
  • Same screen set up.
  • The Director will click on the link and will be prompted to the Audiomovers web page in order to get record and playback sound in real time from pro tools.

Once everybody is connected, the actor can mute his zoom microphone since he will be heard through Pro tools via Audiomovers

The Sound Engineer is mainly in control during the session.

The Director will work on VoiceQ on the same screen (script timeline and window media) so a large screen is recommended. He can also enable and disable the Full screen mode of the window media during recording.

Proxy

  • The sound engineer should get the Proxy in order to send himself the Pro Tools session and finalize the synchronization on his own computer once the session is over.
  • This would be the case in which the actor’s mac is running mac OS Catalina that will not allow pro tools to import video.
  • In this case it is advisable that the engineer gets the proxy in order to extract the original audio (production) and send it back to the actor. The engineer will then import the original audio as reference track into the actor’s Pro Tools to perform a more accurate sync and to be able to play the original audio (production) during the scene’s preview.
  • In case the actor is running an OS different from Catalina there shouldn’t be any problem for Pro Tools to import the video and therefore the original audio to perform the sync and for the scene’s preview.

Connecting Remotely with Source-connect


Engineer connects to Remote Desktop either via direct control over the Actors PC and/or connect to a session via SourceConnect and ReWire.

Users can use VoiceQ as per normal via the video system. We recommend using lower resolution on mac in the office to alleviate delays in connection to the external users.

Audio can be passed through the Recording Mac in the studio for talkback for both Engineer and Actor. Passthrough can also be sent to the external user using hardware as well.

External user needs to remote into a session via Zoom or a reliable service TeamViewer - Director can connect to a computer dedicated to VoiceQ and the remote desktop software only.

Steps for external:

  • VoiceQ Cloud may also be used to edit text on the studio mac using sync as text changes may be hard due to lag.

Connecting Remotely with Teamviewer/Zoom

Connecting Remotely

External user needs to remote into a session via Zoom or a reliable service such as Teamviewer - Director can connect to a computer dedicated to VoiceQ and the remote desktop software only.

Steps for external:

  1. Director connects to Remote Desktop to assist Actor
  2. Users can use VoiceQ and Pro Tools as per normal via the video system. We recommend using lower resolution on mac in the office to alleviate delays in connection to the external users.
  3. Audio can be passed through the Mac in the Actors residence for talkback for both Director and Actor.
  4. Once the recording is finished the Audio files and session can be sent for editing with notes to the Engineer post-session.

Note: This may require directors to have some level of understanding of DAW recording - We recommend using online learning to get an understanding of recording prior to a session.

VoiceQ Cloud may also be used to edit text on the studio mac using sync as text changes may be hard due to lag.


Connecting Remotely in multiple studios

External user needs to remote into a session via Zoom or a reliable service such as Teamviewer - Director can connect to a computer dedicated to VoiceQ and the remote desktop software only.

Steps for external:

  1. Director connects to Remote Desktop
  2. Users can use VoiceQ as per normal via the video system. We recommend using lower resolution on mac in the office to alleviate delays in connection to the external users.
  3. Audio can be passed through the Recording Mac in the studio for talkback for both Engineer and Actor. Passthrough can also be sent to the external user using hardware as well.

Optional:

  • VoiceQ Cloud may also be used to edit text on the studio mac using sync as text changes may be hard due to lag.

Frequently Asked Questions

Cancellation

To cancel or suspend your license please fill our cancellation form to confirm with our sales staff. Please note that you must provide us with at least 10 days prior notice before your cancellation request will become effective.

Does the use of VoiceQ Applications cause a breach to TPN Assessment?

No, as per MPA guidelines, use of VoiceQ applications do not breach TPN assessment. Cloud-hosted systems and servers are strictly prohibited without the advanced written consent of content owners. Therefore the use of VoiceQ Cloud services may require the approval of the content owner before storing data in the cloud, etc.

I receive a MIDI error in VoiceQ upon playback. How do I fix this?

This can be caused by two variables:

1. Check MIDI beat clock is set to the correct port in ProTools. The Beat Clock controls Playback and often is the cause of this issue. Navigate to 'Setup>MIDI>MIDI Beat Clock...'

2. In the Transport window or Synchronisation options via the transport, you need to select 'GEN MTC'. Once activated both PT and VQ will be in Sync.

Is VoiceQ Writer a cloud based system or native install on a local workstation?

• VoiceQ Writer is a MacOS application, however, we created VoiceQ Cloud as a windows friendly, and cloud-based equivalent.

• VoiceQ Writer (and Pro and Actor) fully integrate with VoiceQ Cloud

• VoiceQ Cloud replicates much but not all of the Mac OS functionality, it does provide advanced project management, collaboration, and reporting functionality

• Voice Cloud is available in 2 forms Manager and Collaborator, the former can set permissions while the latter receives permissions

Recommended MIDI hardware?

We recommend the iConnectivity Mio2. It allows connection between two computers without the need for multiple MIDI senders/receivers.

• Configuration software (download for Mac/PC) makes it simple to create and save routing, merging, and filtering presets. One can be stored on the device and remembered when you power up.

Upgrading licenses

To upgrade your license, you can contact our support team or purchase a new license via our purchase portal.

VoiceQ Cloud licensing

1. Clients have the ability to tag in and out different users in Cloud. We can allocate you a large volume of licenses to add as many adaptors/users as desired and the manager of the cloud projects can review the teams that each time milestones are completed.

2. Cloud manager gives the project owners piece of mind by controlling who sees and can edit what on projects via our team’s system.

3. Users need to register to confirm their identity and then they can access and edit projects.

4. Volume can be monitored by VoiceQ Cloud managers.

5. Owners of VoiceQ writer on MacOS can easily access projects in the application and stream the media directly into the system without the need to share scripts and media files.

What do I need to start VoiceQ?

Users will need to sign up and register for an iLok account to use our products. Select the link to register your details and create a user name. Users will then need to download the ilok manager application and follow the installation process. Select the link to download the latest ilok Manager.

​Once you have installed the application you need to open it and log in to save your details.

Where do I download VoiceQ software?

New users can download VoiceQ software from our downloads/releases page. You will need to select the version you have purchased a license for. Please note that you will alos need to select the correct application based on the OS you plan to use.

Will a Cloud Manager account allow me to do the adaptation?    

Yes, Cloud manager allows for project creation, sharing, editing and adaption all online.

Learn more about cloud on our support page.