Source-Connect enables audio connections between digital audio systems anywhere in the world, allowing direct-to-the-timeline recording with real-time, broadcast-quality audio using only T1, Cable, or DSL internet connections.
Eliminating the need for expensive ISDN lines, hardware, subscription fees, or minute-by-minute line charges, Source-Connect allows your professional, home, or portable studio to affordably access any studio and any talent - anywhere in the world.
Now, instead of having to make sure ISDN lines are setup on both ends of the chain, both parties need only to have Source-Connect and you're ready to record. It's as simple as putting the plug-in on a track, routing that track to an audio input channel and hitting record.
Source-Connect interfaces with a server to provide added benefit services, such as a mobile Contacts list, IP resolution and security. Once you have established a connection with your remote user, the server is bypassed and all data is directly sent between the two plug-ins respectively, as in peer-to-peer applications.
Server benefits include
- Mobility: Your Contacts list follows your account. All you need to travel with is your iLok. With just a Username and password, Source-Connect provides server assisted connections for your mobile account - no matter where you are..
- Security: Your network details are buffered through our server. You decide what information you want to share.
- Ease of use: Your Contacts list makes it easy to see when your remote user is ready to connect with. All you need to do is select their username and request a session.
Secure VPN mode
Source-Connect Pro ships with VPN mode built in. This means you can run a secure session over a VPN network, or connect via over your LAN to use Source-Connect as a virtual audio cable.
With Source-Connect Pro, you can utilize the full features of Multi-Connect to create multiple connection points within one session, to hook up with more than one location and/or send more than one channel simultaneously. You can run up to 3 additional Source-Connect plug-ins in each session, giving you up to 3 stereo or 6 mono channels of audio, or 3 points of presence.
Source-Connect is a Pro Tools HTDM/RTAS plug-in, and supports Pro Tools all LE and TDM 6.4 configurations and above. For supported hardware configurations with 6.4 and above, please review the Digidesign compatibility website. Source-Connect fully supports in PT 7.x in RTAS format due to the elimination of HTDM by Digidesign.
Real-time VST host
Source-Connect Standard is now compatible with VST hosts like Cubase & Nuendo.
A high speed internet connection is required to use Source-Connect. We have found that minimum upload and download speeds of 300kbps affords optimum results.
Source-Connect requires an iLok to run, and either: a valid demonstration authorization, a full purchased license, or a rental license
Source-Talkback is a plug-in pair for Pro Tools 7 designed to enable talkback functionality without requiring external hardware, using a single keyboard stroke for toggle and latch. Simply place the Talkback plug-ins on your aux track before your talkback input, and on your Master fader. Hold down the '\' key for toggle, or shift+\ for latch.
Talkback allows for an engineer to talk to talent either over Source-Connect and/or in a local booth while not getting feedback through the monitoring speakers. Source-Talkback is also compatible with any remote connection method, for example ISDN, regardless of where you get your signal from. Source-Talkback features system-wide recognition, so you don't need to have either of the plug-in windows open, or even to have Pro Tools be the front-most application
When working with talent at your studio or remotely via Source-Connect (or any other method of connecting to another studio) whether it is across the hallway or across the world - you probably want to listen to the connection over your speakers rather than over headphones. This means that your connected partners will hear themselves back in your microphone, making it difficult for them to speak. If you are in your studio, you may have hardware at your disposal that provides talkback functionality: some analog mixers or control surfaces such as the D-Control come with built-in talkback functions.
However if you are on the road or using a smaller setup like a Pro Tools LE or M-Powered, you may not have built-in talkback. The Source-Talkback plug-ins solves this problem for you, more efficiently and more conveniently than spending more money on an additional hardware piece to lug around just for a single, simple feature.