No worries my friend, pleased to be able to relate my experience and opinion of VST connect SE!
As my sig says I am a singer/ singwriter and many years ago I was in a band with a vocalist and my brother on drums!
Time passes and my brother moved about 200 miles from where I live to Barnsley, which is in Yorkshire, which is in England
(I put that in because I dont know where you are based)
He has what I call an electronic drum kit (I dont know the make) so it made sense to try the VST connect out and start working together again.
All I did was load the VST connect SE template from the hub, adjusted my inputs and routings, bounced down the target piece we wanted to have drums added to ( made up of various acoustic & electric guitars plus some midi parts) and inserted the bounced Flac track into the VST project, and we were ready to go!
So, he is about 200 miles from where I live and, apart from the built in "lag" of 1.75 seconds, it is just as if he was with me! I will experimenting with the "time lag" later today but it didn't spoil the recording experience for either of us!
Starting the session, stopping if it goes wrong, re-starting, it was just brilliant! We sort of rehearsed it, but through VST connect, and linking up was simple. What impressed me was the controls available on the engineer side, as well as the clarity of both performers play back and actual audio file generated. I always use the Flac format for recording and this worked perfectly.
My next step is to insert VST connect SE into an existing recording session, as opposed to using the stand alone template, and I will happily recount my results in the forum!
So I am happy to report the entire experience was an absolute pleasure and obviously opens up a vast realm of possibilities!
I am going to get our old vocalist, who lives about 50 miles from me, roped in and I expect setting him up to go just as easily!
In my humble opinion VST connect SE is a great addition to Steinberg's Cubase 7 and, on last nights results, I am completely sold on it!
I would also like to say that, even though I have proved myself to be no expert, I have learnt the hard way about getting this up & running thanks to guidance from both forum members and Steinberg employees!
So Puma, I hope that gives you the nudge you need to try this out soon
Musician, songwriter, singer, guitarist, band member.
System: Lenovo X458 laptop, 8gig +1TB, Windows 8.1 64bit, Intel i5.
DAW: Cubase 7.5.10, Steinberg CI 1 usb interface, Padshop Pro, Halion Sonic 2
Instruments: M Audio KeyRig 49, various electric & acoustic guitars
My band: https://soundcloud.com/stanhope-road