VST Connect Pro
Steinberg VST Connect Pro is a complete remote recording solution that lets you collaborate with any musician with an Internet connection and a computer anywhere on the planet. Data encryption, multi-track recording, live video chat, audio stream protection and MIDI support make geographical distance irrelevant to studio production workflows.
Keyboardist and producer Derek von Krogh used VST Connect for the first time during the vocal recordings on Nena’s latest album.
- Collaborate with other musicians and producers around the world
- Peer-to-peer solution with sample accurate sync
- MIDI support for sending and receiving MIDI data to your recording counterpart
- Encrypted transfer for secure exchange of important audio material
- Multi-channel support for remote recording of up to 16 channels
- Up to 192 kHz audio support with downstream transfer of large-scale uncompressed audio files
- Cue mix section for optimal recording environment
- LAN support for connections in your local network
- VST 3 support for recording VST instruments via peer-to-peer connection
- Free download client-side application with full remote control of session settings by the session administrator
VST Connect Pro gives the isolated engineer the ability to remotely access great-sounding rooms in far-off studios, as well as availing themselves of those studios'mics and engineering skills…
— Computer Music, Issue 202, 2014
VST Connect Pro makes distance irrelevant to studio recording and production workflows. Record audio and MIDI via peer-to-peer connections in pro quality and connect directly with other musicians and producers via live video stream. VST Connect has the power to revolutionize the way musicians and producers interact over the Internet.
With encrypted transfer of audio files and multi-track support, VST Connect Pro offers studio-level remote recording from the internet and local area networks that’s secure, comfortable and creative. Meet your session collaborator face to face using the live video stream, all that’s needed are webcams hooked up to each system.
And: VST Connect Pro gives you full control over the recording session — on both ends of the connection. Adjust the cue mix of your performer and set up the talkback level remotely in VST Connect Pro just as though they were sitting right in front of you.
Record up to 16 tracks in professional uncompressed quality with the help of VST Connect Pro. Drum recordings with a drummer who’s thousands of miles away? No problem. Remote record the stereo mix in real time and the uncompressed high-resolution multi-track audio files are loaded automatically in the background. The VST Connect Manager helps you to maintain an overview of your recordings.
The specially engineered backup and audio stream integrity system means that you don’t have to worry about the stability of the Internet connection; all recordings are saved on the local hard drive of the VST Connect Performer user and can be reloaded into VST Connect Pro. And the unique data encryption system means that your work will stay yours.
MIDI around the world
VST Connect Pro allows you to record MIDI and audio data live from a VST instrument loaded into VST Connect Performer anywhere in the world. The artist can even connect a MIDI controller, leaving the session admin to record the incoming MIDI data directly in Cubase — together with the audio stream from the VST instrument.
And it works both ways: send the MIDI data from your Cubase project via VST Connect to any MIDI compatible instrument or VST instrument connnected to VST Connect Performer and record the incoming audio signal in your Cubase. Setup is accomplished in seconds.
VST Connect Performer
The VST Connect Performer brings the contributor directly into your recording session. As a free standalone application, VST Connect Performer can be downloaded from the Steinberg website and is easy to use thanks to the clear interface layout.
VST Connect Performer is a free client-side application that can be remotely controlled from VST Connect Pro, leaving the performers to concentrate on their music. It also means that your Cubase system can interface with any musician or performer with an Internet connection regardless of whether they use Cubase or not, and if they use a Mac or PC.
MIDI data or VST instruments can also be played live from VST Connect Performer and are channeled to the VST Connect Pro session in real time. To give you full security against data loss, VST Connect Perfomer saves the recordings locally so no session gets lost even if the Internet connection is interrupted.
Involve the client directly through the free Studio Pass app for iOS, the ideal complementary for VST Connect Pro. Let your client dial in with an iOS device via Internet and send the mix live to the mobile device in order to receive the feedback needed to get the job done, no matter where the client is that very moment. Studio Pass supports video for eye-to-eye communication and talkback capability so that the client can feed back to you, request changes or give the final go for the mix, and all that conveniently from a portable iOS device.