For registered owners of previous versions of VST Connect.
VST Connect Pro is a fully-featured, remote recording solution that lets anybody record a musician or other performer in professional quality, regardless of where each of them is on the planet. All they both need is an Internet connection and a computer.
- Record up to 16 channels at up to 192 kHz
- MIDI and VST3 support
- Transfer uncompressed audio files
- Includes cue mix section for optimal recording
Music with no boundaries
VST Connect Pro lets you expand your studio from its physical location to cover the whole world. It allows any musician with a computer, an internet link and the free VST Connect Performer app to be recorded direct on your studio DAW, even if they are on a different continent, because VST Connect Pro makes distance irrelevant. Not only that, but you can see and talk to each other, while the producer has full control over the recording session at both ends of the connection, including cue mix and talkback level.
Multi-track remote recording
Is a musician you want to work with thousands of miles away? No problem. Remote record in real time and the uncompressed audio files are loaded automatically in the background. And you never need to worry about the Internet connection - all VST Connect Performer HD recordings are saved on the musician’s local hard drive and can be reloaded into VST Connect Pro at any time. Worried about security? Don’t be - the unique data encryption system means that your work will always 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.
It also works both ways - send MIDI data from your Cubase project, via VST Connect, to any MIDI compatible instrument or VST instrument connected to a remote instance of VST Connect Performer and record the incoming audio signal.
Remote audio-to-picture recording
The VST Connect architecture lets you stream video from the video track in Cubase or Nuendo to VST Connect Performer, allowing the artist using VST Connect Performer to see and perform in time with it. The display also shows the timecode, time, bars and beats of the Cubase or Nuendo project, helping your artist to stay precisely in synchronization. It includes individual settings for the display and on-screen arrangement of the video, the VST Connect webcam, VST Performer webcam and the time display.
VST Connect Performer
VST Connect Performer is a license-free, DAW-independent application for the musician being recorded to connect directly into your VST Connect Pro recording session. Available for PC, Mac or iPad, VST Connect Performer is remotely controlled from VST Connect Pro, freeing the musician to concentrate on their performance, be it vocals or an instrument sent as an audio signal. MIDI data or VST instruments can also be played in real time from VST Connect Performer to the VST Connect Pro session in real time. Meanwhile, VST Connect Manager helps you to maintain an overview of your recordings.
SETTING UP VST CONNECT PERFORMER
Install and start the VST Connect Performer application. Do not start your DAW or other audio applications. Type a name in the Your Name field, and the Key number you receive from the remote engineer or producer in the Key field, click the Connect button and... that's it! Alternatively, you can log in with your MySteinberg account and directly find your collaborators within VST Connect
Flawless integration with quick-start recording
VST Connect Pro delivers the dream of a fully-featured remote recording solution, including flawless integration within Cubase Pro and Nuendo. Instantly initialize a remote recording session with everything handled automatically, including routing assignments, setting up the plug-in and much more. VST Connect Pro also utilizes the entire Control Room functionality of the host application, giving you full access to talkback channels and other features that make remote recording with it so intuitive.
You can involve your client directly via the free Studio Pass app for iOS - the ideal complement for VST Connect Pro - wherever they are. They can dial in with an iOS device and you can send a live mix to them for their feedback. Studio Pass supports video for face-to-face communication and talkback capability, so the client can share their thoughts, request changes or give the final go-ahead for the mix - all with the convenience of coming from a portable iOS device.
Before you start
VST Connect requires a solid internet connection at both ends; a minimum of 256 Kbit/s upstream is required as well as a reasonable local connection. For instance, tethering via smartphone across two WiFi (WLAN) hotspots in between is unlikely to work, a solid Ethernet connection direct to your router or modem is highly recommended at both ends. For optimum performance, please close all other applications that connect to the internet.
With its new video streaming functionality, VST Connect Pro 5 features a significant step forward for the audio-to-picture industry, making it possible to record audio for film scoring, language dubbing, composing for video and other situations from anywhere in the world.
Video streaming to anywhere in the world
With VST Connect Pro 5 you can now stream video from the video track in Cubase or Nuendo to VST Connect Performer, allowing the artist using VST Connect Performer in a different location to play in time with it. The display also shows the timecode, time, bars, and beats of the Cubase or Nuendo project.
Important note: Apple ProRes video is not supported.
Local video playback for VST Connect Performer
If you need more internet bandwidth for audio, the artist using VST Connect Performer can load a video file locally that is precisely synchronized with the Cubase or Nuendo project. The synchronized playback is still controlled by the engineer using VST Connect Pro, but greater bandwidth is available for audio.
Important note: Avid DNxHD and Apple ProRes videos are not supported.
New interface design
VST Connect Pro has been redesigned to visually integrate its user interface with Cubase and Nuendo, providing a seamless appearance. The VST Connect Pro window is now also resizable and includes support for high-resolution displays.