Steinberg has released VST Connect Pro 3, the advanced remote recording plug-in for online collaborations under Cubase Pro 8, Nuendo 6.5 and Cubase 7.5 digital audio workstations.
Matthias Quellmann, product marketing manager at Steinberg, told us, "VST Connect Pro 3 is the result of developments toward a more inclusive approach, giving us more flexibility in usability and presenting the user with more versatility."
This is how Steinberg describes VST Connect Pro:
VST Connect Pro allows producers and performers to collaborate together regardless of location. Multi-track recordings can be streamed directly to the workstation in premium quality, revolutionizing the way musicians and producers interact over the Internet.
The third version of VST Connect Pro comes in a new look, making it more intuitive to use, while its single-click setup facilitates the implementation and configuration of the plug-in. The video window can now be detached from the main user interface, allowing users to position the window to their whim. FX inserts have been introduced in VST Connect Performer, which will be welcomed by the performer who can now enhance the monitor signal individually. Lastly, the new file exchange feature is an easy way to send song texts and other files back and forth between VST Connect Pro and VST Connect Performer.
Features at a glance
• 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 and 32-bit 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
Pricing and Availability:
VST Connect Pro 3 is available as download through the Steinberg Online Shop, with a suggested retail price of 199 euros, including German VAT.
A special release offer at 149 euros, including German VAT, provides new customers a 25% discount that will be available over the next four weeks.