Connect to the world

Record music with anyone, anywhere

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

What you can do with VST Connect

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.

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.

Studio Pass

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.

Studio Pass

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.

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  • VST Connect offers you a fundamental kind of improvement that goes beyond the studio realm. Simply put, I have much more time for my kids now. For something as abstract as a feature in a DAW to have that kind of effect on one’s private life is quite an astonishing achievement. I can’t think of anything comparable.
    Derek von KroghKeyboardist

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