If you need talkback mic for a performer recording an instrument direct, do they need to connect a mic to their audio interface, or can VST Connect Performer access a mic built into the laptop or in an attached external web cam?
In my tests today with a friend running VST Connect Performer on a MacBook Pro, setting the macOS Sound preference to use the audio interface for I/O apparently meant that the laptop’s built-in mic was no longer usable for his talkback. Is there a work-around I’m not aware of?
He played electric bass and didn’t have a separate mic and mic stand handy, so we had to talk via cell phone. It would be great if VST Connect Performer could access the built-in mic (or video camera mic) behind the scenes and not have to depend on the user-facing OS options. That’s certainly possible, as Rogue Amoeba’s application “Loopback” has shown.
The following questions are regarding the spec on the VST Connect product page which says the highest upstream bit rate for SE is 320 kbps and lossless for Pro.
Am I correct that this means that in SE, the performer receives a cue mix at 320 kbps maximum? And in Pro, the Performer can get a lossless cue mix?
When I listen to that mix via the Control Room in Cubase, am I hearing it before compression? (It sounds that way…)
Does this mean that with VST Connect SE, the resolution of the stream coming in from the performer is 320 kbps maximum? So I’m recording a compressed stream at the Project’s sample rate/bit depth (in my case, 96/24)?
How much greater demand on the connection speed does lossless compression make?