My thanks to fellow voice-actor Heather Anne Henderson for bringing this relatively new site to my attention.
Sound Streak calls itself “The Internet Recording Studio“. Right now it’s in Beta, and you can sign-up on the site to participate.
The site is for voice-talent AND producers, but claims to always be free for talent.
Sound Streak states that its process will handle the recording and the phone patch with talent and producer…all you have to do is set your levels and perform. They do all the receiving, archiving, forwarding of the file, and handle the “buy takes”.
Yeah, but what about the quality of the recording? Here’s their claim: “…In studio tests, SoundStreak’s output beats ISDN and MP3 hands down. Capture AIFF, WAV, or BWV at up to 96 KHz, 24-bit. Never compromise — never compress..”
Further, Sound Streak takes the technical challenge out of the process: “…Each session has a built-in voice patch for easy communication. Record and playback are controlled from one simple interface, ensuring everyone sees and hears the same thing at the same time. Focus on your job, not the software…”
It all sounds good, and I can see where the concept would appeal to a lot of talent who dislike the technical challenges of voice acting. But I still have lots of questions. To that end, I’ve approached the developers to help me with a few answers (haven’t heard back yet, but it was over the weekend).
In the meantime (does this sound familiar?), it may not hurt to drop on by the site, and ask to be part of the beta. Like (ahem) another recent site I reviewed late last week…I once again can appreciate the work that’s gone into the innovation and implementation of another online service that takes advantage of cutting-edge technology to offer a new possible solution to our business.
The site as it sits today seems well-designed, and there are a lot more links and explanations for you to explore once you get there.
If anyone reading this is already on the site, it’d be great to hear what your experience is so far.