Last week I had the pleasure of taking a tour of Source-Connect NOW, with Rebekah Wilson of Source Elements. The new service is the latest iteration of the broadband IP based application and contender to the kingdom presently ruled by forty- something-year old technology of ISDN, operated by the telephone companies.
Source-Elements has just celebrated its ten-year anniversary and in the demo, Source-Connect Now’s signal sounded just as clear as ISDN, and is easier to use, as the iLok is no longer required, nor is the expense of an ISDN codec tranceiver. And like the up and coming newcomer, ipDTL, all it requires is the Google Chrome browser and wide broadband Internet connection. This could very well become a forefront ISDN alternative.
Source-Connect NOW‘s application is in Beta and the company is inviting those who currently have a Source Connect account to a three month free trial of Source Connect NOW.
Source-Connect NOW will soon be available to all via subscription plan. The company is working out a menu with subscription pricing and the plan is to also offer Source-Connect to ISDN bridging services at an extremely competitive rate.
Check out this Source Connect Now Beta demonstration by Pro Tools Expert I found on youtube.