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Source Elements announces final beta for newest Source-Connect Now IP codec
Old 25th April 2014
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Source Elements announces final beta for newest Source-Connect Now IP codec


Source-Connect Now Beta

Source Elements is proud to be in the final beta stages for their newest version of the already well established game-changing high quality IP codec.

The new version called Source-Connect Now is the most accessible high-definition quality real-time audio system for a number of workflows. It is extremely accessible because it simply requires the Chrome web browser and a common broadband internet connection. Further, Source-Connect Now has the ability to traverse almost every firewall it encounters, thus requiring no installation or configuration. It provides beyond-excellent sound quality by using the newly available OPUS audio codec in a high bit-rate mode, thus sounding as good or even better than what users expect from ISDN system. Working with both mono or stereo high-definition sound, Source-Connect Now is applicable for a wide number of uses including replacing ISDN workflows, music collaboration, music lessons, high definition conversations, or any other use where high quality audio is required. Further, with a built-in recorder there is no need to invest in a DAW or cables: while Source Elements also offers complementary products for full integration into professionals DAWS such as Pro Tools.

Wayne Urquhart, Head of Audio of global media company A+E Networks UK tells us that "products like Source-Connect Now are a shining light in the face of rising ISDN costs. We work internationally on a daily basis and the cost savings alone are an immediate advantage, but more importantly it's easy to use for our clients and just works out of the box".

While in Beta, Source Elements is now providing free Source-Connect Now accounts to anyone who would like to experience this revolutionary service which operates on any Chrome web browser including the Mac, Windows, Linux and android platforms. Plans are in place for a iOS version as well.

“Low quality phone-patched interviews and sessions will be replaced with high definition audio” says George Whittam, Director of Technology at Edge Studios, “especially now that new connection methods for Source-Connect 3.8 and Source-Connect Now have made firewall issues virtually a thing of the past”.

Robert Marshall, co-founder of Source Elements explains that the reception for Source-Connect Now has been beyond their expectations and that they expect an even bigger reception is expected when the announce finally pricing which supposed to be extremely competitive and most likely via a monthly or yearly subscription which should also include free Guest accounts to connect to. Everyone from professional Voice Over artists, Music producers, studios and teachers will have a new indispensable tool at their hands.

Voice-over artist and producer Jason McCoy mentions that “as a voice over talent, I love how easily Source-Connect links my recording studio with other studios around the world and delivers my signal with amazing quality. Being directed live from my studio saves everyone involved time and helps to prevent simple errors like incorrect pronunciation or specific emphasis.”

Rebekah Wilson, also co-founder of Source Elements, states that “Source-Connect Now is an excellent addition to our Product line up that covers the most high end users who require features like Surround Sound collaboration via Source-Connect Pro X all the way to the hobbyist who would like to work with other hobbyists and professionals anywhere in the world.

Source-Connect Now is currently in Beta with release expected in Q3 2014. For more information contact Source Elements at [email protected] or visit Remote HD Recording for Audio Professionals | Source Elements. Source Elements has been providing revolutionary audio products designed for remote collaboration since 2005. Their clients include some of the biggest media producers worldwide.
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