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  • mix revisions/streaming

    Posted by Bryan Cook on at 2:32 pm

    hey all, mix protege virgin here. heyoooooo!

    what have you guys been using for streaming mixes to clients in real time and interacting with them live? for years i’ve been doing the audiomovers thing combo’d with facetime or skype or whatever video calling thing but its awkward and weird with muting the mic on one or both sides, and then talking while music is playing with text messaging, etc. i always strive to make the client do nothing, but then if i don’t bother them with muting their mic, i hear their bleed slightly delayed, etc. not the end of the world but there has to be a better way?

    i hear good things about sessionwire, LANDR, and other things. wondering if an all-in-one solution is the way to go that provides video and audio for communicating, built in text messaging for talking while music is playing and obviously streaming the actual mix as well. i hear sessionwire has an auto-mute for your microphone, for example.

    what’s the latest and greatest way to do it all? 🙂

    Dana Nielsen replied 7 months ago 2 Members · 3 Replies
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  • Dana Nielsen

    at 2:57 pm

    @bryan!! So glad you’re here, and thanks for starting this thread — a topic I love and am always researching and experimenting with. My fav tools for mix review and collaboration are:

    • Muse — amazing, and I don’t understand how it’s free! For me, it replaces a lot of other software for virtual meetups, cause it includes chat, video cam, screen share, remote screen control, etc. I tend to use Muse for 1:1 consulting and songwriting collabs.
    • Source Nexus Suite — I’ve used Nexus for many years for mix streaming/approvals as well as remote recording/mixing. And now it’s more powerful than ever w/ the new “Suite” of tools they’ve released. There’s a free option, but you’ll prob end up wanting the paid option for all the bells and whistles. Nexus suite has vid, chat, screenshare, insanely flexible virtual soundcard driver and router (replacing Loopback software), works entirely in web browser so clients don’t need to download any software. It’s also got the best audio quality w least amount of artifacts and dropouts based on my experience. This is what I use when I’m presenting to high profile clients. Very clean interface, I pay all costs for the service so my clients have a great, easy experience when joining my listening sessions. FWIW u can see me demo’ing Nexus in response to a Mix Protege thread about mixing live on iphone (which is a super cool hack!)

    Would love to hear about anyone else’s preferred methods for remote mix review and online collaboration! 💻

    • Bryan Cook

      at 3:53 pm

      Such good info thanks man. Haven’t heard of either of those.

      So Nexus only requires browser on the client end? Perfect. That’s one thing I like about Audiomovers. Although sometimes Audiomovers requires certain “autoplay” settings on the browser and clients have trouble with it. Sometimes them switching browsers is a quick fix when they are impatient.

      Have you ever had a client have trouble with the Nexus browser stream?

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