The East Wing is fully equipped with ISDN lines to enable remote voice over recordings with voice over artists worldwide in real time as you direct them from the comfort of our sofa, tracking the session closely as if you’re sitting right next to the artist.
We also have a huge data base of voice over artists if you require us to assist with voice casting to your brief, which is definitely an invaluable luxury that helps you articulate exactly what you want practically.
The voice over recordings we do via ISDN are used on TV commercials, documentaries, radio adverts, corporate videos and presentations, narrations or in dialogue replacement for television and film. You'd be surprised at how many professional Voice over artists have their own booths and ISDN lines in their homes, so it is not only cost effective to link up with them but also very convenient.
If a voice over artists is based locally or is in Newcastle when they are needed for a recording they can come in and record from our purpose built booth, while you can direct from in our studio, on the other end of an ISDN line, via Skype or even speaker phone if necessary.
Some examples of ISDN and voice over recordings in use are below.
Have you ever ended up in a scenario where you've worked with a voice over artists and requested a read from them, it has come back - you love their voice but not quite the intonation of the read, they then re read and send you the file, this time you love the intonation and the way they have read it but its all just a bit to slow. So you need to get them to read it again and again - a long, slow process that could be easily avoided. This is where ISDN is most useful. You can sit and direct the voice over in real time, as if they were sat in the booth next door to you. Whilst connected to the Voice over artist during the ISDN session you can make sure they've read the script to your exact specification, no mispronunciations, the correct speed and with the correct stylistic values for the purpose of your script. You'd be surprised at how many professional Voice over artists have their own booths and ISDN lines in their homes, so it is not only cost effective to link up with them but also very convenient.
It is often difficult to explain what it is your trying to achieve from your script to a voice over artist. We've got tonnes of experience directing voiceovers so we can help to articulate clearly what it is you require from the voice.
ISDN can be used in radio broadcast applications, the sessions are usually limited to the use of mono codecs - APT-X, G722 and the like. The interview can be placed in our booth and then multiple stations can dial in over the period of a session to do their separate interviews with that person.
ISDN stands for Integrated systems digital network ISDN is no more complicated than a digital telephone, so there are no analogue pats to the process meaning there is no delay and the data is simply transferred from one place to another. There is no major delay issues as can be found when recording over the internet IP to IP which can happen if the there is not enough bandwidth available due to high internet traffic at that time. ISDN is an incredibly robust and reliable system for voiceover and dubbing studio link ups. This shows us the key to ISDN studios - which is working in real time as if you were in the same studio as the Voice over you are directing, no matter whether they're in New york or London...or any where else for that matter.. It's amazing how long ISDN has actually been used for, it can be found as early as 1837 when Morse code was first introduced. The necessary skills required to make Morse code effective meant that they system didn't gain in popularity until 1906 when it became possible to transfer analogue sounds (ie speech) rather than just Morse code.