Soundwhale have seen the struggles of producers and engineers trying to collaborate online, with technology that breaks down creativity in the studio with jittery feeds and lag, over-compressed streams and unworkable delays. As a result, Soundwhale has designed its own software to combat these issues. It offers synchronous collaboration and communication in an easy to use suite for macOS and iOS.
The software is designed for all users, regardless of studio experience, but is “ideal for sound for picture, and music production” Soundwhale says. It allows you to send audio from your studio to your contacts, and connect customised MIDI ports to any software you have to send and receive MIDI data, providing remote control over MIDI instruments. Producers can also connect and stream from their choice of DAW to manage complex productions, get feedback on their mix and their composition, or use it as a tool to educate students. Podcasts can also be created over the Soundwhale software.
Soundwhale offers communication tools to contact a friend or colleague, and listen to the same audio and make changes in realtime, through audio, video or text chat. For post-production projects, mix reviews can occur from a distance, with a live audio mix that is locked to a picture, whilst a colleague can give direction in realtime to the engineer.
The software is available now, as a subscription-based service on iOS and macOS. As a simple streaming solution, Soundwhale is free. As a recording solution, it costs $17.99/mo and as a post-production solution, it costs $29.99. You can save some money on all of these options with an annual subscription, too. The iOS app comes in at a modest one time fee of $2.99.
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