updated 11:15 am EST, Fri January 20, 2006
Source-Connect Pro 2.5
Source Elements has enhanced the capabilities of its newly released Source-Connect Pro 2.5, and released a new lower cost version of the software. Source-Connect enables audio connections between Pro Tools systems anywhere in the world, allowing direct-to-the-timeline recording with real-time broadcast-quality audio using T1, Cable, or DSL internet connections. The new lower cost Source-Connect 2.5 retains the core functionality of Source Connect Pro, but is customized for musicians and voice-over artists. The new version features stereo bit-rates up to 192Kbs, a simplified user interface, Remote Transport Synchronization with overdub mode, and the ability to connect to Source-Connect Pro. The update is slated for release in early February of 2006, and is priced at $400. Source-Connect Pro is available for $1,500, and requires Mac OS X 10.3 or later.
Utilizing the most current AAC/MP4 algorithms, Source-Connect 2.5 provides users with true 24-bit audio quality.
Source-Connect Pro 2.5 offers stereo bit-rates up to 320Kbs; Multi Connect; Remote Transport Synchronization with overdub and review mode; VPN functionality for increased security; advanced control over bandwidth optimization and latency; user-defined port selection; phone support with the option for certification; and is optimized to allow multiple users within a network.
The company also announced a limited-time offer, where all new purchasers of Source-Connect Pro will receive a copy of Source-Live--a plug-in that allows users to stream the output of a Pro Tools mix to multiple listeners simultaneously--at no additional cost.
"Our mission with Source-Connect is to make products that provide real-time connectivity for every Pro Tools user in the world. We believe that offering a lower cost version of Source-Connect will put our product within reach of every Pro Tools user in the world and enhances the capability of Source-Connect Pro by rapidly expanding the user base," said John Binder, co-founder of Source-Elements.