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This article is part of the Source-Connect Pro and Pro X 3.9 User Guide
There are four common use cases for using the Link plugin:
You want to record your connection partner from Source-Connect into your DAW: Place the link plug-in in your DAW so it is the last item in the path prior to your record track. Then select Link as your output in the Audio I/O Settings in Source-Connect. For talk back use any direct audio input of your choice for the into Source-Connect
2. Send a mix
You want to send a live audio mix from your DAW to your Source-Connect partner: In your DAW create a duplicate channel that has your main mix for as its input, Route your talk back through your DAW and into this channel. Then place the link plug-in on this channel. Select Link as your input in the Audio I/O Settings in Source-Connect. Select a direct audio output of your choice so you can hear your connection partner.
3. Send a processed microphone signal
You want to use plugins or processing built-in to your DAW before sending your microphone signal to Source-Connect: Place the link plug-in in your DAW so it is the last item in the path, after any plugins or processing you need to do. Then select Link as your input in the Audio I/O Settings in Source-Connect. To hear your connection partner, in Source-Connect use any direct audio output of your choice in Source-Connect
4. Send and receive through your DAW
In certain cases you may wish to use Link for both sending and receiving to your DAW. This may be the case where record and monitoring is being switched several times during the session, or in a large session where the engineer may want all their I/O integrated in one mixer. To set up link in this way there are two basic options.
- One link plugin for Input and Output. In this mode Select the same link ID in Source-Connect for input and output. In your DAW place Source-Connect in the same routing configuration as you would have with Source-Connect 3.0 AAX/VST/AU.
- One link plugin for Input and one link for Output. Some DAWS do not allow the routing flexibility for the convenience of an integrated send/receive plug-in. In the case where separate link plug-ins are required the user should combine the routing for methods 1 and 2.
Please note: when using Link for both send and receive additional latency can cause an extra delay of up to 150ms depending on your DAW settings. Use digital audio I/O where possible.