Chicago, IL (April 26, 2005)–Source Elements announced the release of Source-Connect Version 2.1 at NAB 2005. The only Pro Tools plug-in capable of streaming broadcast quality audio, Source-Connect has added new features of Stereo, Multi-Connect, higher bitrates of up to 160kbps, timecode support and a rent-to-own option. Source-Connect is 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 T-1, 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, low delay AAC codec, Source-Connect allows for communications at bitrates up to 160kbps.
Co-founder Robert Marshall stated, “For the cost of a single month’s worth of ISDN fees, users now have an integrated Pro Tools plug-in that delivers superior stereo sound while simplifying the process to that of an instant messaging connection.”
The new Multi-Connect feature allows the user to initiate multiple instances of the plug-in within the same session. “Now, for no additional cost, I can have multiple talents located at various locations around the world and give each of them the ability to interact with each other live while I record all of them into my timeline in Chicago,” relayed Marshall.
An additional benefit of Multi-Connect will allow users to simultaneously send timecode along with the stereo or mono audio stream. Source-Elements co-founder John Binder remarked, “To be able to lock a Pro Tools session to the outgoing timecode stream means we can do remote ADR sessions with ease and elegance.”