Source-Connect Update Adds Remote Syncing of Pro Tools Sessions

Source-Elements has announced the release of Source-Connect Version 2.2 in conjunction with an end-of-year sales promotion which allows new users to save $400 USD off the retail price. With this latest feature update, Source-Connect has added RTS (Remote Transport Sync) for remote synchronization of recording sessions over the internet. This upgrade is available to current Source-Connect users at no cost.

Source-Connect is the only Pro Tools plug-in capable of streaming audio directly from one Pro Tools system to another while simultaneously locking transports.

As demonstrated at AES 2005, RTS brings integrated transport locking to Pro Tools for the first time, allowing full use of your bandwidth for the audio signal. Requiring no additional hardware or software, RTS makes long-distance transport control simpler than ever.

"Source-Connect enables high quality, low latency, real time audio connections between Pro Tools systems anywhere in the world, using only T1, Cable, or DSL internet connections. "With the addition of RTS to Source-Connect, creative collaboration just got a whole lot easier.", said Source-Elements co-founder John Binder. "Now with the ability to lock two systems together while streaming audio, overdubs and dialog replacement are a snap."

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 all over the world. Incorporating a high-quality, low delay AAC codec, Source-Connect allows for communications at bitrates up to 160kbps mono, 320kbs stereo. The new RTS feature allows the mix engineer to not only remote control another Pro Tools session, but hear the other session in sync with his own system. No additional synchronizers are required. Even though SMPTE timecode is not needed to synchronize with RTS, users will still have the option to send timecode along with the stereo or mono audio stream.

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