If you have Cubase/Nuendo, take advantage of the special 50% off promotion that Steinberg is running until June 30 on VST Connect Pro.
If you are a musician who works with producers who use Cubase/Nuendo, you can download VST Connect Performer for free and do studio sessions from the comfort of your home.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 KROGH- KEYBOARDIST