While ISDN (Integrated Services for Digital Network) has been used since the mid-1980’s, this technology has been replaced with a modern source connect platform. With ISDN, you would connect to the recording studio remotely using telephone lines, though this can be expensive with the transmitter alone costing upwards of $2,000. This is where source connect comes in as an alternative to ISDN.
At CMDNYC, we have the ability to use both source connect and ISDN platforms. In addition to providing voice over actors an outlet to submit their demo reels and connect with brands, we also strive to educate voice over actors about the latest technology in the industry.
Benefits of Source Connect
As mentioned above, the biggest advantage of source connect over ISDN is the low upfront cost. With source connect, you don’t need to pay the costly price for a transmitter. Source connect is an IP-based codec and can produce similar quality as ISDN for a fraction of the cost.
Additionally, while ISDN requires a fair amount of technical knowledge, nearly anyone can utilize source connect. With CMDNYC’s team of experts, we will be able to help you every step of the way to ensure that whichever platform you use is done so correctly.
Source Connect or ISDN, Which Should You Use?
When working with CMDNYC, you will have the ability to use either source connect or ISDN, as we have experts trained in both platforms. While source connect may be easier to use, cheaper to implement, and provides a similar sound quality, there are plenty of voice over actors who use ISDN.