What conference software do you use?
I use SessionLinkPRO Conferencing. This provides solid, reliable 1080p video and significantly better than ISDN audio. It's as easy to use as Zoom, Meet, Teams too.
What do I tell my VO?
Tell them to read the FAQs below, and let them know that I'll connect to them five minutes before the session.
Can I test before I start?
Yes - the entry page of the conference software has an audio test button If you've used Zoom or Teams you'll find it simple.
Can I use ipDTL? Source Connect Now? Cleanfeed?
Yes - you can use any of the services available. I use SessionLinkPRO, but If you have a subscription to iPDTL, Cleanfeed etc and prefer to use that, please send me an invitation link before the session.
Can I use WiFi?
NO. You really need an ethernet cable connecting your router to your computer. You can buy 50 meter ones which you can drape though your home if you have to, but I've never had a completely successful session using WiFi.
Can I test my set-up before the session by myself?
Yes - on the log-in page of SessionLinkPRO you'll see a TEST LOOP option. This is a loopback test - talk into your mic when you're connected. If you hear your voice repeated in your headphones, you're ready to go. If you don't, make sure that you have your inputs and outputs connected properly.
What settings do I choose in SessionLinkPRO?
You don't need to change anything - I will send you instructions with a simple pre-configured invitation.
The VirtualVOStudio is a fully-connected, fully-featured online Pro Tools studio, handling everything the studio you normally use can, with the convenience of being entirely online.
All sessions can be attended via HD remote screen-share with broadcast quality audio comms.
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All industry standard plug-ins
SessionLinkPRO, Source-Connect Now, Cleanfeed and all OPUS codecs
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