The VST Connect line-up

Steinberg VST Connect Pro is a complete remote recording solution that lets you fully collaborate with any musician with an Internet connection and a computer, anywhere on the planet. VST Connect SE is included in Cubase Pro and Nuendo and provides the main features of VST Connect Pro, but with some limitations.

VST Connect Pro 5
VST Connect SE

Feature comparison

Table title
Included in Cubase Pro and NuendoNoYes
64-bit supportYesYes
Plug-in formatVST 3VST 3
Encrypted transferYesNo
Multi-channel supportUp to 16 tracksStereo
MIDI sendYesYes
MIDI receiveYesYes
Video streaming supportYesNo
Local video playback for VST Connect PerformerYesNo
Video chatYesYes
Cue mixYesYes
LAN supportYesNo
Downstream transfer of uncompressed audio filesYesNo
HD audio resolutionYesNo
Highest bitrate upstream320 kbit/s or lossless320 kbit/s
Studio PassSupportedNot supported

System requirements

Table title
Compatible withCubase Pro 9.5, Cubase Pro 10, Cubase Pro 10.5, Cubase 11, Nuendo 8, Nuendo 10, Nuendo 11, Nuendo 12, Cubase 12, Cubase 13, Nuendo 13
License ManagementSteinberg Licensing (account based)
Hard disk free space100 MB
Internet connection foraccount sign up and product registration, additional downloads
NotesLive video requires webcam/video input. Remote recording requires minimum Internet speed of 256 kbit/s.