As specialists in audio connections over the web, Cleanfeed recently announced significant new features — strengthening the service for broadcast and production, and adding significant interest for podcasters. Cleanfeed introduces true multi-party sessions and built-in recording; it brings ease-of-use and flexibility to a range of new workflows.
Praised by users for its straightforward setup, Cleanfeed requires no software beyond a regular browser. It takes just a URL to make a two-way audio link, and surpasses the audio quality of traditional methods like ISDN. Cleanfeed’s advanced audio engine is designed for stereo audio up to HD quality and at low latencies. It extends to corporate, WiFi and 3G/4G internet connections. Already used by major national broadcasters, Cleanfeed is proven in professional environments, used for outside broadcasts, interviews, voiceover, commentary and remote review sessions around the world.
True Multi-Party Connections
Teleconferencing systems have gained some adoption by broadcasters. This new release of Cleanfeed also allows multiple parties in the same session, but in a package designed for professional broadcast use. The Cleanfeed software handles all the technicalities and routing, giving a true multi-party session; all parties can hear each other and be heard, with the studio in full control.
For podcasters and reporters, the new recording features are likely to be of significant interest. Now it’s possible to both connect and record a remote interview in broadcast quality, using just a standard PC and a microphone; and without installing specialist software and hardware, or technical know-how like mix-minus. “With recording, we’ve put two key tricky technical pieces in one package” said Mark Hills, co-founder of Cleanfeed. “Even professional broadcasters have interviews spoiled by complex studio setups; they’re picking up Cleanfeed because it’s easier to use and much less error-prone.” Recording also includes a multi-track option which records the local and remote parties to separate tracks, allowing more flexibility for editing later. Combined with multi-point connections, this brings some serious capability to everyone’s fingertips. “That’s something we had in mind when we started Cleanfeed.” said co-founder Marc Bakos, “As tools like Cleanfeed break down the technical barriers, we’re going to hear the great content that podcasters and smaller stations are capable of.”
Cleanfeed’s free service continues to be available, with links up to 320kbps stereo and no time-limits; sign up at http://www.cleanfeed.net. An ‘Enterprise’ service is available for large organisations.