New Pro Tools Plug-In Enables Remote Recording via the Internet

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.
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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 setup 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