Like many voice over folks, I have my “traveling voice-over rig.” Besides the Sennheiser 416, MicPort Pro, cables, collapsible booth and all, I have the Source Connect software on the laptop.
Source Connect allows you to connect to another studio that also has the software or to a bridging service that facilitates a hookup to an ISDN equipped studio, all via the Internet tubes.
But here’s the problem. The Internet speed needs to be fast and steady. Firewalls can be an issue. All of which is pretty easy to deal with at home, but when traveling, one is often at the mercy of whatever flavor of Internet connection provided by the hotel, (or the WiFi at Aunt Molly’s.)
George Whittam of El Dorado Recording (now VOStudiotech) has a great blog post that provides a check list for the traveling voice actor who uses Source Connect. George provides bridging services between SC and ISDN and knows first hand the problems you can run in to.
Thanks George, for some really useful information.