Our story: Be apart. Create together.
Today is an inspired beginning for remote collaboration. A juncture where the time we share together is just as important as what we create together.
World-shifting audio and video projects don’t have to stop just because everyone isn’t in the same room. Yes, there are unique challenges to bridging space and time zones. But you’ve been waiting for affordable, secure technology to enable that experience for a while.
If you’re an audio professional, maybe you’ve been feeling disconnected, unproductive, and a bit lost. We get it. In addition to our day jobs, we’re teaching and taking music lessons; composing arrangements online; and engineering sound for games. Remotely and with the best connection, because it’s our passion.
Source Elements helps you find and define your audio challenge, and craft a high-quality, innovative solution through our platform components. Then, when other vendors leave, we stay with you to see your masterpiece through, with constant communication and 24/7 support.
Whether you need to compose, live-stream, and record an orchestra performance around the world, or sync a commercial spot with video across the city, Source Elements is the way to lock in sound quality and synchronicity. And maybe a happy accident or two.
Unlike other solutions that are highly complex and force a fragmented approach to collaboration, Source Elements is easy to learn. Easy to use. And hard to resist once you hear your highest-caliber audio creations, nearly guaranteeing you future client work.
Get ready to get confident, relaxed, and expansive in your technical artistry. All from being connected by a platform so impressive it even heals itself when packets drop, wireless networks lag, and a plethora of other session details go wrong.
With Source Elements, now is your time.
Our history: We are technology. We are community
Since 2004, Source Elements has been helping connect creative people around the world to collaborate in real-time on the production, approval, and delivery of professional quality media for the film and television industry.
From our humble beginnings as an internal tool at post-production house Cutters in Chicago, primarily developed to circumvent the exorbitant cost of ISDN, to our current status as the industry standard in the film and television industry, Source Elements has helped make what seemed impossible, possible, by introducing high-speed internet connectivity to multimedia production workflows through a suite of software applications that enables near real-time broadcast quality production in a collaborative online environment.
While the quality, convenience, and reliability of our premier product, Source-Connect, along with our reputation for high-touch customer service and support are what have established us until now, we’re in the process of completely rebuilding Source-Connect for a version 4.0, scheduled for early 202— and launching Source-Live 3 Low Latency, a web-based professional-quality production environment that is poised to change how professional media is made online.
Rebekah Wilson, Co-Founder & CEO
Rebekah Wilson is a composer and musician, in addition to being the Co-Founder and technical director who, with visionary Co-Founder Robert Marshall, created the entire suite of Source Elements software.
As a self-taught computer programmer living in New Zealand in the 90s, Rebekah began connecting with a network of her peers in the electronic music industry online, traveling the world and performing as an electronic musician at events including Transmediale (Germany), Ars Electronica (Austria), Sonar (Spain) and City of Women (Slovenia).
After serving as the Artistic co-director of STEIM from 2001-2003, where she learned live electronic performance and developed a passion for real-time music performance software, Rebekah landed in Chicago where she met Source Elements Co-Founders Robert Marshall and John Binder. They created Source-Connect initially as an in-house project at post-production house Cutters in Chicago.
Rebekah and Robert have continued to work together over the past fifteen years to build Source Elements into a global company and a connected network of thousands of media professionals who rely on their software to complete their projects.
In 2018, Rebekah completed her Masters in the topic of Networked Music Performance, merging two passions: 21st century composition for ensembles and network music technology.
Rebekah currently resides somewhere in Western Europe and while looks forward to traveling the globe again soon, she hopes to be part of the future where increasingly sophisticated internet and music technologies emerge, bringing a world made recently more distant from each other, closer together with music and rich audio and video applications.
Robert Marshall, Chief Solutions Officer & Co-founder
Robert Marshall holds degrees in electrical engineering and music composition. Using his skills as a musician, engineer, and producer, he is the visionary behind the idea of leveraging Internet connectivity to make post-production faster and more productive. He is a crucial force behind the solutions that have become synonymous with Source Elements such as Remote Transport Sync and Auto-Restore & Replace.
Robert spent more than a decade working as a Sound Designer/Mixer on national/international radio and TV spots. His work includes many Super Bowl spots for Budweiser and other notable work for national brands such as Kellogg’s, Microsoft and much more.
Robert provides services in broadcast capacities for various new outlets including NPR and runs ADR sessions for film and episodic work. This extensive, ongoing hands-on experience helps Robert have a full understanding of what the industry needs. Robert has continued to have one hand on the mixing desk while helping lead the industry away from ISDN and onto the internet—with Source Elements as the gateway.
In addition to his responsibilities as Co-Founder and Lead of the Solutions team at Source Elements, Robert continues to work on a wide-range of sound design and mixing projects through his Chicago-based post-production facility called SUM1, with partners Ben Keller and Sean Ballman.
As Source Elements has grown, Robert has continued to focus on the core functionality and customer relationships that have been key to Source Elements’ continued development as an industry-leader and community of tens of thousands of users around the globe.
When he’s not in the studio or on the internet, he is an avid skier and enjoys spending time and making music with his daughter in his home studio, The Cave.
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