iDub Lite (iPad): Voice Talent

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Table of Contents

1. Microphone Setup

  • Please refer to the guidelines below for the iDub app and Microphone connection.
  • Tap on the invitation link received from the engineer on your iPad.
  • Plug in the 5-pin micro USB cable and earphone into the Apogee microphone.
  • Connect the USB cable with the iPad and enter the project from the application.
  • To connect the USB HUB, refer to the following diagram:
    Generally, you can use the setup described above, for recordings that last longer, you can use the setup described below to charge your iPad using the HUB provided in your iDub package.
  • If the second LED light on the microphone is lit in blue, the microphone is on standby and recording will not start. (A green light needs to come on in order for recording to start)
    * If the microphone does not connect, unplug and connect it back.
  • Change the blend mode by pressing on the button location above volume gain.
    (Different blend option settings can be set to control the balance between microphone’s monitoring volume level and media volume level)
  • Studio-grade cardioid microphone with USB connectivity
  • Up to 24-bit/96kHz bit depth/sample rate for pristine recordings
  • 46dB max preamp gain gives you plenty of input to work with

2. Receiving Assignment

When a task is assigned to you from MSX, you will receive an email notification. The task will be accessible directly on iDub without having to check it on MSX.

💡Please be sure to create an MSX account before using iDub.

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.

You can enter a Project ID or a Title into the search bar to look for a project.

3.4 Opening a project

Tap on the assigned project to open it.

💡Projects with the Job Type field selected as ‘iDub Lite’’ in MSX will be displayed in ‘My Projects’ page.

3.5 Access denied

If you try to access a project that is missing a rate card or the due date on MSX, an error message will be displayed. If you see this message, you will need to contact the user who assigned the project to you so that they can set the rate card and the due date.

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 a project is accessed for the first time, iDub will start generating a watermark for the video. You will be able to open the project, once the watermark has been created.

💡If you leave the watermarking prompt on, you will join the session automatically once the watermark has been generated.

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

3.8 Initializing

Before you can join a session, iDub will need to initialize.

💡If the initialization progress is too slow or gets stuck, check to make sure that the network connection is stable.

An engineer needs to be accessing the project in order to access the project.

3.9 Blend mode

When you enter the project, instructions will be provided for using ‘Blend Mode’ on Apogee microphone for monitoring purpose.

3.10 Audio accessory connection

iDub constantly checks to see if your Apogee Mic+ is connected properly during a session. If it is not connected at all or if another microphone is connected, you will receive an error message.

You will also be notified if your headset is connected directly to the 3.5mm headphone jack on the iPad instead of using the Apogee microphone’s headphone jack.

3.11 Network stability

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

3.12 Talkback

While you are in a session, talkback is active at all times. Using the talkback, you can communicate with all the participants freely.

3.13 Mixer

EQ button opens up ‘Volume Controls’ to adjust sound levels.

  • Master Volume: Adjusts overall sound level.
  • Audio Clip Playback Volume: Adjusts audio level of recorded clips.
  • Video Playback Volume: Adjusts audio level of video.
💡Microphone volume is controlled from engineer’s iDub. Do not adjust your microphone gain.

3.14 Pre-roll sound switch

‘Pre-roll Sound’ can be switched on and off to listen to prerecorded clips during the countdown.

3.15 Pre-roll

When the engineer taps on the record button, recording will start after five seconds and a countdown will start to signal that the recording can begin.

After the countdown, push-to-talk button for voice chat will be enabled and the recording session will be streamed to all users.

3.16 Level meter

The level meter on the right can be used to check the level of the voice actor’s microphone.

3.17 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.

You can play the recorded clips by using the playback controls that appear when the clips are tapped.

Tap on more icon to share both high-resolution and low-resolution audio.

3.18 Export

When the recording has finished, engineer can trigger your device to upload high resolution audio files.

When the upload is finished tap the ‘Complete’ button.

3.19 Left the project

When the engineer leaves the project, all users will automatically leave the room.

3.20 Deleting project data

You can permanently delete project data including the downloaded video data and recorded audio by tapping on the more icon and tapping on delete.

💡Be sure to free up enough storage space on your iPad before recording by deleting the project data.

3.21 Upload

If an error occurs during the upload and export process, you can attempt to upload the recorded audio files again by tapping on the ‘more’ icon and tapping on ‘Upload’.

If the upload process is interrupted, you will be prompted to resume the upload when the application is turned back on.

3.22 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.

3.23 Sign out

To sign out, tap on the Sign Out button in Settings.

Change Log

App VersionDateDetailsUpdated by
1.13.022021-10-06Documentation RenewalMinchae Jung

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