I work as a voice over actor. Usually, I record either at the studio hired by the client or at my own basic home studio (which I send to the studios a raw recording or I edit myself and deliver the final file).
Now with the Covid-19 situation, a new paradigm has arrived: the studios want people like me to be able to record from home - live - that is, connected through the internet, the sound from my home setup (mic + macbook) goes directly into a channel inside Pro Tools (pro audio recording software - daw) and they record it in real time.
For this, they advise me to get a cable connection from my mac to my modem instead of a wifi one (they say its speed fluctuates a lot - not so much the speed of the wifi is the issue apparently)
So, my modem is physically inside my flat and the recording setup is upstairs, on the next floor. I can’t throw a looong ethernet cable through the window, nor can I pass it along the building stairs… so, is there any suggestion of a setup that could work? (i’m not technically savvy in these things - would a better router help? or another one upstairs connected through the electrical powerline? or?.. idk!)
I’m asking for your ideas before desperate moves - a hole on the ceiling through which the ethernet cable could go (introducing possible noises from here to there while recording) or bringing the setup downstairs (and losing acoustic advantages).