Source Connect

Does anyone know if there is an equivalent plug in for Audacity that works like Source Connect?

Thanks in advance

Bob h

I can’t find that. Do you have a link?

Remember Audacity will run on all three computer platforms, so whatever they program has to be available on all three. Is that available on Linux?


I’m not sure I understand the answer you gave. I’m running Windows XP SP3 with the Audacity Beta. Looking for an open source or inexpensive plugin that will emulate Source Connect.

Bob H

Source Connect:

“Source-Connect enables audio connections between digital audio systems anywhere in the world, allowing direct-to-the-timeline recording with real-time, broadcast-quality audio using only T1, Cable, or DSL internet connections.”

Sorry, none that I know of.

But now at least everyone else can see what you’re talking about.

– Bill

Thanks Bill. Well, I tried. I can’t afford the Source Connect program, I’m outta luck.


OIC. It’s a ProTools plugin. Someone will correct me, but no, I don’t think so.

I wonder how much of this you could do with Mirial software. Mirial is an h.323 videoconferencing solution that runs on both Macs and PCs. It’s natively bidirectional and you can tune it so the audio takes priority over the picture. Of course it is, as the ad said “real time.”

You won’t be able to actually do live production with any of these products in spite of the advertising. By the time an audio cue goes around the world to the studio in London, and they start singing back to Los Angeles, there’s a good half-second or more elapsed. Something they don’t tell you is that the pathway isn’t fixed like it is on ISDN lines. The first part of the session goes under the Atlantic and the second part goes under the Pacific and Indian Oceans. No, they’re not the same delay, and no, I’m not guessing about that.

We use it for communication and talks between the US, India and Malaysia. The only shortcoming I can see is conflicts with Audacity, since they will both be stepping on the same sound services at the same time. You might be able to get around that with Total Recorder for the PC or SoundFlower or WireTap for the Mac.

Some of that is software for money, but nothing like the $1250 per license that they want. If you’re on a Mac, I think you can force the whole thing to work for no money – given your network is good enough.


I think you can do the same thing with PulseAudio on Linux. PulseAudio is a standard part of the sound system on many Linux distributions and allows you to stream audio to any other computer on your network.