Using Auto-Restore and Auto-Replace: Details
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This article is part of the Source-Connect Pro and Pro X 3.9 User Guide
- To enable Auto-Restore and Auto-Replace recording on your end, make sure 'restore' and ‘ ‘replace’ is checked in the Settings panel. If your remote contact wishes to record with Auto-Restore/Replace enabled, they should also enable these settings. It is not necessary to both sides to enable restore, only the side which will be recording. Also, you don’t need to enable Restore if you just want Replace.
- Connect to your remote contact over Source-Connect. If Auto-Restore and/or Replace is enabled, you will see a 'Q' icon on your receiving meter, meaning that you can record and receive Auto-Restore and Replace data.
Note: sample-rate converting or stereo to mono converting is not supported. You will receive a message and your Q will have a red slash if sample rate and channel count are not the same on both sides.
- Record the original signal received from Source-Connect.
IMPORTANT: If you pass the Source-Connect signal through any filters, reverbs or any other kind of signal processing including changes in volume the file will NOT be restored or replaced. We recommend you use bussing to send the signal from Source-Connect or Source-Connect Link plugin to your record track unaltered. Source-Connect Pro fully supports mono and stereo recordings.
- If any dropped packets occurred during your recording, the Q Manager will repair your recorded file in the background and send an Instant Message to the IM window of SourceConnect with the status of the file process.
You can disable the Instant Message option in the Advanced settings of the Q Manager.
Configuring your Q Session folder
Your Session folder is very important – you must select the folder you are going to be recording into or the Q Manager will not be able to detect the files to be processed. Choose the Audio Files folder of your DAW session. You can either click the Choose button and find your Audio Files folder in the dialog that pops up, or you can drag the folder from your Finder window.
If the 'replace' option was enabled in Source-Connect, you will be able to easily replace the encoded and decoded recorded audio with the original PCM audio from your remote contact. There are two ways you can replace recorded audio files: per file individually, or all available files at once.
To activate the Auto-Replace process for a single recorded file, simply select the audio file you wish to replace in the Q Requests menu of the Activity panel and select 'Replace Now' from the drop-down menu. The time required to replace the file with the original PCM depends on the size of the file and the available bandwidth. We recommend that you wait until your session is complete before activating the Auto-Replace process, as the process will be much faster and will utilize all your bandwidth without disrupting your Source-Connect session.
To Auto-Replace all available files at once, select the 'Start Replace process' from the menubar dropdown menu. All available recorded files will be processed, and if your remote contact has not paused transfers, deleted that particular Q Uploads session, or shut down the machine or the Source-Connect Q Manager, you can activate the Auto-Replace process at any time after your session, whether it is an hour later or a week.