The latest workflows whether running a local recording or one remote across the globe.

VoiceQ in the Studio via internal MIDI (Single-Computer)

Using a local connection via an in-built IAC port you can plug-in VoiceQ Pro directly into Pro Tools. A multi-screen layout is required to take full advantage of this set-up.

Engineer has direct control over audio mixing and VoiceQ Pro

Actor/Talent can see changes made live in studio

Best used for final scripts in studio

Engineer has the option to record without a director

Changes need to be made by an engineer

Overlay window may be used to record multiple reels in the studio

For more information please view:

VoiceQ in the Studio (via Network MIDI)

Using a local network connection via in-built macOS MIDI support, you can plug-in VoiceQ Pro directly into Pro Tools on another device. A multi-device layout is required to take full advantage of this set-up.

Direct connection between 2 or more devices*

Dedicated VoiceQ macOS device

Dedicated Pro Tools device (Windows/macOS)

Option to run a Windows device for recording

Director has complete control over VoiceQ script and video output

Engineer has direct control over audio mixing

Actor/Talent can see changes made live in studio

For more information please view:

VoiceQ Cloud - Workflow for a Remote Voice Actor and Director using VoiceQ Cloud

Users can record directly into project on VoiceQ Cloud. This option is useful for VoiceQ Actors who want to record on their own with minimal assistance from Directors or with control from the director over a approved screen sharing application. Users can easily login to VoiceQ Cloud and record line by line.

Steps for an actor:

1. The voice actor is sent a project from a Cloud Manager.

2. The voice actor signs up to Cloud as a collaborator and confirms their email address.

3. The voice actor then selects a line and then selects the record option for the available takes.

4. The user can then record directly into the project and playback their takes in sync with the video.

Other users may view the audio takes in sync with the media file and view them in the timeline.

Steps for a Director:

The Director can join the recording session via a screen sharing application with an actor.

The director may edit or change the text of a line for the actor if required.

The director can connect with the actor using third party chat software to direct them.

For more comprehensive control you may remote control an actors desktop.

Once completed the actor can export a AAF file to send to the director and engineer with timeline placement of each take at the correct point it was recorded in VoiceQ Actor.


Director can control the session using an approved screen sharing application

Voice Actor records themselves using own device browser

The studio/engineer can download the recorded files from VoiceQ Cloud

VoiceQ Actor - Workflow for a Remote Voice Actor and Director using VoiceQ Actor

This option is useful for VoiceQ Actors who want to record on their own with minimal assistance from Directors or with control from the director over a approved screen sharing application.


1. The voice actor downloads and follows instructions from our ACTORS tutorial

2. The voice actor receives the project file and watermarked video to record into VoiceQ

3. Once opened the Director can join the recording session via a screen sharing application

4. Once completed the actor can export a AAF file to send to the director and engineer with timeline placement of each take at the correct point it was recorded in VoiceQ Actor.


Director can control the session using an approved screen sharing application

Voice Actor records themselves using own device offline and sends the files to Engineer.

Watermark - Voice Actor, Director, and Engineer using VoiceQ Pro watermarked video

This option is useful for VoiceQ Actors with smaller roles as a Voice Actor does not have VoiceQ Pro on their device. Users can export these files in VoiceQ Pro from 'File>Export>Export media'.

Steps for external:

1. Engineer sends the Voice Actors an exported video out of VoiceQ Pro
2. The video export feature allows users to send video files with VoiceQ specific video features such as the Digital Rythmoband, timecode, streamers and preview text similar to subtitles.

It is only available in VoiceQ Pro and can be essential when sending actors video for remote recording and/or engineers in remote workflows as well.


Director and/or Engineer can remote in to guide Voice Actor
Voice Actor records themselves using own device and sends the files to Engineer.

VoiceQ Cloud - Creating a new project

1. Select Project/Create new Project
2. Download a template script and then upload to Cloud via 'Select file...'
3. Then choose the language and set the base for your project
4. Be sure to remove the reference row
5. Once done select save to create the project
6. Select 'Script'
7. Then upload the proxy media
8. Once completed you can add 'Characters', 'script lines' and timing
9. Then download the project to VoiceQ to view using streaming

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I open “VoiceQ Project 3.0” format with older series and versions of VoiceQ?

No, VoiceQ 6.1.0 will be the first version ever to export in the “VoiceQ Project 3.0” format. Users wishing to open projects created in “VoiceQ Project 3.0” format will need to upgrade to version 6.1+. Users can choose which format to save in if they wish to send the project to a user on an older version. If you are having loading issues from external drives or cloud drives we recommend using the new “VoiceQ Project 3.0“ file format over the legacy “VoiceQ Project 2.0” file format.

Can i connect VoiceQ via MIDI or AVID Satellite to Pro Tools on Windows?

You may run VoiceQ on a mac and connect it to Pro tools on windows but it will require a hardware MIDI connection or third party application to run successfully. We do not recommend it, but it is possible to use it in this configuration.

Download rtpMIDI and set it up just like the macOS set-up guide you may view on Setting up your studio.

For AVID Satellite it is not recommended, however is still possible to run over a network protocol.

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.

How do I cancel or suspend my license?

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.

VoiceQ will generally offer refunds for any purchase within the previous 30 days, to any customer who accidentally purchased the wrong product or discovered after purchasing that the product did not work as expected. A service fee may be deducted where our payments provider refuses to refund their own fees.

How do I connect VoiceQ to Pro Tools?

You can connect VoiceQ via MIDI using an in-built IAC or share a connection over a network to another device. To learn more visit Setting up your studio.

How do I upgrade a license(s)?

To upgrade your license, you can contact our support team or If you wish to move from an monthly to annual you can cancel your current term and purchase a new license via our purchase portal.

How does VoiceQ Cloud licensing work?

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.

How does VoiceQ integrate with ProTools for recording?

To connect VoiceQ, you have two options: you can either connect it via Avid Satellite or MIDI using the in-built IAC, or you can share the connection over a network to another device. For detailed instructions on setting up your studio, please visit the 'Setting up your studio' section.

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 any general USB midi interface including the iConnectivity Mio2, Nektar MIDIFLEX4 or the mioXC. We strongly recommend using a Network interface but if one is not available to use then feel free to use hardware.

What are the benefits of using VoiceQ with AVID Protools vs using AVID Protools on its own?

When using VoiceQ with Protools, you can enjoy several benefits compared to using Protools on its own:

i. Interoperability with OOONA: VoiceQ allows seamless import and export of files between the two applications, facilitating easy sharing. This is especially useful for script updates and post-recording edits.

ii. Pre-recording script features: VoiceQ offers comprehensive reporting capabilities, including line counts and character word/letter counts. These built-in features benefit the casting of voice actors and provide project oversight.

iii. Filtered character lines during recording: VoiceQ enables you to filter the lines specific to each character, providing a defined list for voice-over (VO) recording. Both the audio engineer and director in a studio setup have full visibility of the script. This allows for easy export of the as-recorded script post-recording.

iv. Script display options for actors: Actors can view the script on screen using various methods such as Rythmoband, plain text, subtitles with the classic 3-beep method, or a combination of modern and traditional approaches.

v. As-Recorded script integration: VoiceQ allows you to incorporate all updates from the studio recording into one project file, resulting in an as-recorded script. This feature is particularly useful for post-production subtitling.

vi. Audio Description capabilities: With VoiceQ's As-Recorded script, you can easily perform Audio Description, with in-out points visually displayed on the timeline for users' convenience.

By utilizing VoiceQ alongside Protools, these benefits enhance the overall workflow, efficiency, and accuracy of the recording process.

What are the primary benefits of the OOONA and VoiceQ Dubbing and Audio description workflows?

The OOONA and VoiceQ Dubbing and Audio Description workflows provide several primary benefits:

  1. Streamlined workflow management: Both OOONA and VoiceQ offer tools and features that streamline the entire dubbing and audio description process. These workflows provide a centralized platform where different stakeholders, including translators, directors, audio engineers, and project managers, can collaborate effectively. This streamlines the workflow, improves communication, and ensures smooth coordination among team members.
  2. Enhanced productivity and efficiency: OOONA and VoiceQ workflows are designed to optimize productivity and efficiency. They offer features such as automated script syncing, audio synchronization, and project management tools that help save time and reduce manual effort. These efficiencies lead to faster turnaround times, increased productivity, and improved project delivery.
  3. Accurate and consistent translations: With OOONA's cloud-based system and VoiceQ's script management features, translators can access up-to-date scripts, glossaries, and reference materials. This ensures accurate and consistent translations across different languages and episodes. The workflows also allow for easy updates and revisions, maintaining the integrity of the translated content throughout the process.
  4. Improved quality control: Both OOONA and VoiceQ workflows provide robust quality control mechanisms. They offer features such as in-built reporting, line counts, and character word/letter counts. These features enable project managers and stakeholders to monitor and track the progress of the dubbing and audio description process, ensuring adherence to quality standards and making necessary adjustments when needed.
  5. Seamless integration and collaboration: OOONA and VoiceQ workflows facilitate seamless integration with other industry-standard tools and platforms, such as Protools and Avid Satellite. This integration allows for easy file exchange, sharing, and collaboration between different systems, enhancing the overall workflow and reducing potential compatibility issues.
  6. Accessibility and inclusivity: VoiceQ's audio description capabilities provide an inclusive experience for visually impaired audiences. With visual cues and in-out points displayed in the timeline, audio engineers can accurately synchronize audio descriptions with the video content. This ensures that individuals with visual impairments can fully enjoy the audio-described media.

Overall, the OOONA and VoiceQ Dubbing and Audio Description workflows offer a comprehensive and efficient solution for managing and enhancing the dubbing and audio description processes. They enable improved productivity, accuracy, quality control, collaboration, and inclusivity, resulting in a seamless and engaging experience for the viewers.

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.

What is VoiceQ Project 3.0?

The new file format is a “VoiceQ Project 3.0 file” which securely contains all project data. It is designed to be more efficient and easier for the application to access than the legacy “VoiceQ Project 2.0 ” file format. If you save a VoiceQ project in the new “VoiceQ Project 3.0“ file format you will witness faster load times from external drives and local devices. You will see faster load times, consistent media connection and increased stability when working across multiple devices such as Avid Nexis and Enterprise servers. Our apple silicon version also uses “VoiceQ Project 3.0” as its default to future-proof projects.

What is the benefit of the OOONA platform for translation and captioning workflows?

The OOONA platform offers several benefits for translation and captioning workflows:

  • Cloud-based system: OOONA is a cloud-based platform designed for language service providers, enabling seamless management of media localization, translation, and captioning workflows. This means that users can access the system from any location and on any operating system.
  • User-centric approach: OOONA Manager utilizes current web and database technologies to provide an intuitive and customizable system. It offers features such as integrated financial reports, project dashboards, and an internal messaging system. This user-centric approach enhances visibility and reduces the scope for human error while eliminating duplication of effort.
  • Full visibility of the localization pipeline: OOONA Manager provides instant and comprehensive visibility of the entire media localization pipeline. Users, including operations staff, translators, and the finance team, can access up-to-date information on task status, profit and loss analysis, and other processes. This ensures efficient workflow management and facilitates informed decision-making.
  • Time-saving capabilities: OOONA Manager's inherent time-saving capabilities benefit everyone involved in the localization pipeline. From operations staff to translators and the finance team, users can leverage these capabilities to streamline their tasks and access real-time information, reducing manual effort and increasing productivity.
  • Customizable access levels: Different access levels can be assigned to company staff, external translation resources, or end clients. This feature enables controlled access to specific features and data within the platform, ensuring data security and facilitating collaboration among stakeholders.
  • Complemented by production tools: OOONA Manager is complemented by a suite of high-end, web-based production tools known as OOONA Tools. These tools further enhance the translation and captioning workflows, providing additional capabilities and efficiency.

Overall, the OOONA platform offers an efficient and user-friendly solution for managing translation and captioning workflows, promoting collaboration, saving time, and ensuring transparency throughout the process.

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.