Timing is everything. (That should be etched on my tombstone — way in the future.) No sooner do I start to ponder about getting equipped for real-time remote recording sessions than I find terrific forum threads and this very good blog by Harlan Hogan:
I was sent this link in response to a forum topic I started on Voice Over Savvy: ISDN vs. Audio Over IP.
I think ultimately Thomas Gass is right: the different technologies may be better suited for the different types of voice services provided. And that’s OK. I’m primarily discussing all this because I have a genuine interest in the technology. It’s the geek in me. But I do get plenty of work now, none of which requires remote sessions — so really I could never justify the cost unless I wanted to expand my services and pursue the kind of work that requires ISDN.
That day may come. In fact, this month I’ve been contacted by two separate studios interested in my bilingual voice services, but needing talent with ISDN capabilities. One is eager to work with me regardless. The other one I just responded to last night. We’ll see what happens. It’s all good.