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Source Elements Announces apt-X Licensing Deal

Source Elements signed a licensing agreement with algorithm specialist APT to incorporate the apt-X algorithm in its plug-ins. A real-time digital audio data-reduction system, apt-X compresses files with no perceptible audible degradation and a negligible coding delay of less than 2 ms at 48 kHz.

Source Elements’ Source-Connect is a Pro Tools plug-in that allows broadcast-quality audio to be transmitted between remote locations. Affordable, fully duplex and high-quality link-ups between Pro Tools users can be achieved with the Source-Connect plug-in over a T1, cable or DSL Internet connection.

“The apt-X option will offer customers the ability to use this trusted and proven algorithm, which has a long history of successful use throughout the broadcast and film industry,” says Robert Marshall, co-founder of Source Elements. “Because apt-X is not based on a perceptual model but on an ADPCM delta-mod system, it is proven to be resilient and able to preserve the integrity of the uncompressed signal while still passing through multiple encode and decode stages. APT has a very loyal customer base, and we believe this option for Source-Connect Pro will be a welcome addition for professional recording studios.”

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