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Source Elements has announced the release of Source-Connect, the first Pro Tools plug-in capable of streaming audio directly from one Pro Tools system to another. Source-Connect enables audio connections between Pro Tools systems anywhere in the world, allowing direct-to-timeline recording with real-time, broadcast-quality audio using only T1, Cable, or DSL internet connections.
Source-Connect eliminates the need for expensive ISDN lines, hardware, subscription fees and minute-by-minute line charges, enabling affordable high-quality connections between studios, voiceover talent and musicians. Incorporating a high-quality AAC codec, Source-Connect requires a minimum upload and download bandwidth of 300kbs and allows for communications at bit rates up to 160kbs.
Unlike ISDN, which requires complex set-up and often, assistance from the machine room, Source-Connect appears right in the Pro Tools session. A simple selection from the user-defined contact list initiates a connection. Michael Coyle of Chicago Recording Company, after testing Source-Connect in his home and studio, remarked, "One surprising benefit of Source-Connect versus ISDN dialups is how fast you can connect and disconnect. It's nearly instantaneous -- so fast I wasn't even sure it happened."
Source-Connect is available for immediate download and is priced at $1,495.00.
For more information, visit their web site at www.source-elements.com