iDub Lite (iPad): Engineer

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Table of Contents

1.  Specification

iDub Lite

Participant Limitation per Project
Engineer: 1
Voice Talent: Unlimited
Guest: Unlimited

Low Resolution Output
Container: m4a
Format : floatp
Codec : AAC (Advanced Audio Coding)
Sample Rate : 44,100 Hz
Number of Channels : Mono

High Resolution Output
Container: wav
Format : s32
Codec : pcm_24le (PCM signed 24-bit little-endian)
Sample Rate : 48,000 Hz
Number of Channels : Mono
Bit Depth : 24

Supported Devices
2017 – iPad Pro 10.5″, iPad Pro 12.9″
2018 – iPad Pro 11, iPad Pro 12.9
2019 – iPad Air 3rd, iPad Mini 5th, iPad 10.2 7th
2020 – iPad Pro 11″, iPad Pro 12.9″, iPad Air 4th, iPad 10.2″ 8th
Tested on iPad OS 13.x, 14.x, 15.x

2. Projects Setup

2.1 Accessing MSX

To create a project for iDub Lite, open MSX ( on your web browser.

💡To sign in to an employee account, type in your email and password.

2.2 Creating a project

After signing in, you should be directed to the Projects page. Click on the New Project button to start creating a project.

Fill in project details and click on the Submit button.

If you have a workflow template you have previously created, select it from the drop down menu to use it. Otherwise, click on Create to finish creating the project.

2.3 Selecting a video

To select a video for the project, click on the button in the Project Video column to open the material selection window.

Click on Material Management to open the Title Details page in a new tab.

If you are working with a standalone title, click on Add Material > Upload new assets to upload a new video. For series, select the episode from the left to specify which episode you would like to upload the video to. Once you have uploaded the video, click on Add Material > Choose from existing assets.

When prompted, fill in all the necessary fields and choose a video by clicking on the Select Asset button. Click on the Add button to designate the video as material for the title.

If the video was successfully added as the material, it will show up on the Materials tab.

Back on the material selection window, designated video should be selected as the project’s video. If there are more than one video associated with the same title, click on the Set button to make your selection.

If you need to make changes to the zero time, you can click on the link in the Zero Time column.

💡You can not make changes to the zero time from iDub.

2.4 Assignment

Click on the button with the diagram icon in the Assignment column to open the Assignment Details page in a new tab.

Add a workflow step by clicking on the Add Step button.

Select iDub Lite for the Job field.

💡iDub is another version of iDub Lite. If iDub is selected in the Job field, the project will not be visible on iDub Lite.

Click the Add Assignee button on the upper right corner of the assignee pool to add additional assignee slots. Select the roles for each slot and assign them by clicking on the Select Assignee button.

💡Each workflow step will represent one iDub project. You can have one engineer and any number of voice talents and guests for each iDub project.

2.5 Attachments setup

  • M&E along with reference audios and video files can be added to attachments.

3. Using iDub Lite

3.1 Sign in

Open iDub Lite app on your device and sign in.

💡To sign in to an employee account, type in your email and password.

3.2 Security reminder

Read and give your consent for the security agreement by clicking Continue.

3.3 My projects

Once you are signed in, My Projects will be displayed. If your projects are not shown, check the assignment details to make sure that the project was set up correctly.

You can use the search bar to search for a project using the Project ID or by Title.

3.5 Access denied

If you try to access a project that is missing a rate card or the due date, an error message will be displayed. 

💡You can set the rate card and due date from MSX’s assignment details.

3.6 Unsupported frame rate

If the video selected for the project uses a frame rate that is not supported by the application, the project will be inaccessible.

3.7 Watermarking

When you access a project for the first time, iDub Lite will generate a unique watermark for your video. Once your watermark has been created, you will be able to open the project.

Watermarked videos are stored for 6 weeks. After the retention period, watermarked videos are deleted automatically and will need to be generated again.

3.8 Accessing project

Tap on the assigned project to open it.

3.9 Initializing

Wait for the video to download and the recording session to initialize.

💡If the initialization does not progress, check to make sure that the network connection is stable.

After the recording session initializes, the project will open.

3.10 Network stability

 You can check the status bar located above the video display to check the quality of your current network connection.

3.11 Participants

Once assigned users have initialized and joined the project, a notification message will appear to let you know that they have joined successfully.

To check the participants, tap on the participants icon located on the top-right corner.

3.12 Talkback

You can communicate with other users using the voice chat feature. The push-to-talk button needs to be pressed and held down in order to speak.

To speak to everyone, use the chat button on the right.

To speak to everyone but the voice talent, use the chat button on the left.

3.13 Attachments file import

Tap on the attachment icon in the upper-right corner to open up the ‘Attachments’ panel. Tap on the files to add them to the project as a new track.

3.14 Adding track

On the sidebar located on the left of the timeline, the plus button can be tapped on to add additional tracks.

3.15 Select voice talent

To associate a track with a voice talent, tap on the link icon found on the toolbar located on the left side of the timeline.

3.16 Voice talent online

Once linked, the voice talent’s profile circle will be displayed on the track and a blue indicator will be shown on the circle when the user is online.

To mute individual tracks, buttons marked with ‘M’ on each track can be tapped.

3.17 Track duplicate

To select a track, tap on any part of the track you want to select. By tapping on the ‘duplicate’ icon found on the toolbar at the left of the timeline, you can duplicate the selected track.

💡The duplicated track will have the same voice talent linked and clips placed on the timeline as the original.

3.18 Track color change

You can change the background color of the track, by tapping on the ‘color’ icon from the toolbar located at the left of the timeline.

3.19 Rearranging the tracks

You can rearrange the tracks by toggling on the reorder button. 

💡Video track can not be rearranged.

3.20 Track delete

After selecting a track, the ‘trash bin’ icon on the sidebar located on the left of the timeline can be tapped to delete the track.

3.21 Change track name

Track name will be set to voice talent’s name by default and can be changed as needed by tapping on the track name.

💡Name of newly recorded clips will follow the name entered for the track during recording.

3.22 Recording button

By tapping on the record button for each track, you can choose to enable or disable the option to record from the selected track.

💡When the record button is toggled on, the level meter will be enabled so that the mic levels before starting the recording.

If none of the record buttons are enabled, the recording will not begin.

If a voice talent is set for multiple tracks, when you enable recording for one of the tracks, recording will be disabled for others.

3.23 Mixer

Every project has a ‘Video’ track. The ‘EQ’ button can be tapped on to open the mixer used to adjust audio levels.

Volume – Adjusts audio level of the video.

Panning – Adjusts audio distribution of the video.

3.24 Track control

The button marked with the letter ‘S’ on each track can be tapped on to enable solo. When ‘Solo’ is enabled, all other tracks will be muted. If the button with letter ‘M’ is pressed, the tracks can be muted. 

💡Muting the track will also mute the talkback for each user assigned to the track.

The ‘EQ’ button can be tapped on to open the mixer used to adjust audio levels for each track.

Volume – Adjusts audio level of the recorded clips.

Mic Volume for Voice Talent – Adjusts audio level of the voice talent’s microphone.

💡If the voice talent exits and re-enters the project, microphone volume is reset to default.

Panning – Adjusts audio distribution of the recorded clips.

3.25 Screen size change

You can increase or decrease the size of the portion where tracks are displayed by tapping on the border and dragging it to the top or bottom.

3.26 Media player

Use the playback toolbar to control playback.

– Jump Backward 5 Seconds

– Jump Backward 1 Second 

– Play / Pause

– Jump Forward 1 Second

– Jump Forward 5 Seconds

3.27 Marker

You can tap on the marker icon during playback or recording to mark the playback position for review after the recording.

To see all the existing markers and add memos, tap on the marker icon found on the toolbar at the right to open the ‘Markers’ panel.

To delete the markers, tap on the ‘More’ icon on the right of each marker.

3.28 Go to timecode

Playback position can be adjusted to a specific position by specifying a time in the timecode field.

💡Tapping on the timecode field will open a keypad. Using the keypad fill in the timecode position and tap enter. (Enter key will move the cursor to the next input field. Tapping on the enter key from ‘frame’ input field will move the playhead to entered position) 

3.29 Recording

Tap on the record button to start recording.

Tapping on the pause button will stop the recording and save the recorded clip.
Recorded clips will appear on the timeline in each of their respective tracks.

3.30 Pre-roll

When recording is initiated, preroll will be added and recording will start 5 seconds before the selected position. During the preroll, recording controls will be disabled.

💡When recording starts from 00:00:00:00 preroll will not be added.
💡During pre-roll audio from the voice actor’s microphone will not be audible but it will be recorded.

3.31 Level meter

Level meters on each track can be used to check the microphone levels of each voice actor. When the levels peak, the indicator on top of the level meter will light up in red. Tapping on the indicator will reset it.

3.32 Track clip move

Tap and hold any of the clips on the timeline to reposition it anywhere on the track or to move it across to other tracks.

3.33 Track clip delete

Clips on the track can be selected by tapping on them.

To delete the clip, tap and hold the clip to open up the menu and select ‘Delete’.

3.34 Split

Split option will let you split the selected clip where the playback bar is positioned.

3.35 Trim

The trim feature can be used to adjust the length of the clip.

3.36 Clips

Recorded clips can be found in the ‘Clips’ list. To open the list, tap on the folder icon.

💡Newly created clips will have a red dot to indicate that it has not been checked. Once it is tapped, the indicator will disappear.

Recorded clips are stored on each of the voice talent’s devices and low resolution audios are shared with engineers and guests.

The playback button on each of the clips can be tapped on to listen to each of the clips however, video will not be played back along with the clips.

To play the clips along with the video, they must be placed on the timeline.

3.37 Clips add

Tap on the folder icon to open the ‘Clips’ panel. Tap on the ‘more’ icon next to the clip to add clips to the selected track or delete the recorded clip.

3.38 Export

After the recording completes, tap on ‘Export Project Clips’ in ‘Settings’ to start up the upload from the voice talent’s device and retrieve the high resolution audio files.

If you have not already signed in, you will need to be signed in to export.

‘Share’ button can be used to save or send the link used to download the exported files.

Using the shared link, you can view the upload progress from a web browser.
Once the upload is complete, ‘Go to Export’ button will become available. You will be directed to the ‘Export’ page when you click on the button.

3.39 Download and request AAF 

Once the recorded clips are processed, the download link can be used to download the WAV file or to request an AAF file.

You can request for the AAF file to be created by clicking on the ‘Request AAF for Pro Tools’ button, filling out your email address, and clicking on the ‘Send’ button.

💡Your request will be processed by our support agents within 1 to 2 business days.

3.40 Project data delete

You can permanently delete project data such as video playback and recorded audio by tapping on the ‘more’ icon and tapping on ‘delete’.

💡You can free up storage space on your iPad by deleting project data.

3.41 Project completion

Once the recording is complete, click on the Force Complete button in MSX’s assignment details to mark the task as complete.

Once the task has been marked as complete, you can download the recording using the ‘Export’ button found in ‘Assignment Details’ page.

3.42 Project expiration

A project will expire 30 days after it is created. After expiry, the project will become inaccessible and all files associated with the project, such as video and its recordings, will be deleted automatically.

💡Expiration date will be highlighted in red 5 days before the expiry

For projects that have less than 5 days before expiry, a reminder will be displayed indicating the number of days before expiry whenever the project is opened.

3.43 Sign out

To sign out, tap on ‘Sign Out’ in ‘Settings’.

3.44 Troubleshooting

When there is an error, debugging information can be provided by using the ‘Debug Mode’ in ‘Settings’.

Change Log

App VersionDateDetailsUpdated by
1.13.022021-10-06Documentation RenewalMinchae Jung

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