The Mix Room – 5.1 Surround Mix Streaming Source-Connect Pro and Source-Nexus
October 14, 2021

The Mix Room is a full-service audio post house offering 5.1 Mixing and Mastering, Sound FX Editorial, Sound Design, Foley Recording, ADR / looping, Descriptive Video recording, Voice Recording and Remote Narration / ADR Recording / Live Mix Streaming via Source-Connect Pro X.

The next best thing to being there! Remote surround mix streaming with Source-Connect Pro and Source-Nexus.

October 2017

We here at The Mix Room in Vancouver. Recently hosted Emmy award winning writer / producer Moira Walley-Beckett (Breaking Bad, Flesh & Bone) for mix playbacks of the Netflix / CBC show “Anne”.

We were contacted by Technicolor Sound in Toronto. They wanted a  streaming a live 5.1 surround mix streaming session out of their studio to us, while we host the producer in Vancouver. And we knew this would be the perfect job for Source-Connect Pro X using the Source-Nexus audio driver!

We ran the Pro X in 7.1 surround mode at 24 bit / 48kHz with the 5.1 surround mix streaming on channels 1 – 6 . Then linear timecode streaming on channel 7. We patched the linear timecode feed out of an analog channel on our 192 I/ O into our Sync I/O and ran Pro Tools in “Online” mode which chases the timecode for positional reference. After some back and forth testing with Technicolor, we were able to lock our system in Vancouver to their system in Toronto with only a 60 sample delay! That’s right, not 60 seconds, not 60 frames…… 60 samples!

Basically, instantaneous lock (from the other side of the country). We had picture running on our Pro Tools system while piping in the live audio stream from Toronto. They played the show back in its entirety (46 minutes), locked tight as a drum. After the playback, the producer was able to have notes addressed on the spot. She heard the fix as thought she was sitting in Technicolor in Toronto.

Needless to say, we were impressed with what we could achieve using Source-Connect Pro X! Thanks Source Elements!

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