Soundwhale is a web service launched last October, including a macOS/iOS app for collaborative audio production over the net - also specifically for film projects. In the days of the Corona crisis, this kind of remote collaboration is becoming more and more important, so Soundwhale has now introduced more practical new features such as timeline/playback synchronization with iOS devices (remote ADR) and hands-free remote recording.
Users can use Soundwhale to send audio tracks to their contacts, connect to and stream sound from Pro Tools or another DAW, and remotely control another user&s MIDI controller or timeline/playback. Soundwhale can also be used to create podcasts, manage audio tracks, or record sound in sync with video for dubbing, for example.
The Soundwhale also allows team members to communicate via video chat and to listen to and mix (to footage) sounds together to get real-time feedback, drag and drop files, and share screen content.
Soundwhale is available as a subscription for iOS/macOS in different versions: the simple streaming solution (including address book, audio streaming via hardware/software, communication, virtual MIDI ports, file transfer) is free of charge, the version including recording (including recording of uncompressed audio, synchronisation of timeline/playback of other programs) costs 17. 99 dollars per month and the post-production solution (plus remote editing and mixing, video streaming for live audio mix, synchronization of audio and video with users of all other versions, remote control of recordings) costs 29.99 dollars per month - cheaper is one year subscription (it only costs as much as 10 monthly subscriptions), for the iOS app there is a one-time fee of 2.99 dollars.