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Mar 26, 2020 - 8:48:22 AM
254 posts since 9/8/2010

A couple of the folks in my usual OT jamming group are looking for an on-line app. that will support realtime jamming. They have already tried Skype, What's App, and Face Time, without success. There is too much time delay in these apps.

Anybody know of one that works?

Mar 26, 2020 - 9:14:34 AM

71 posts since 11/24/2009

try Jamkazam

Mar 26, 2020 - 9:20:02 AM
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66 posts since 3/10/2006

I think jamming online would be pretty difficult with everyone having variable internet speed. An alternative could be to take this time to do some multi-track recording (i.e. lay down the banjo part and send it to your guitar playing friend for them to add the guitar part, etc., etc.). Just my two cents!

Mar 26, 2020 - 10:43:52 AM

2004 posts since 1/21/2003

See this already open topic:

Mar 27, 2020 - 3:42:11 AM

2832 posts since 10/17/2009

I posted some jamkazam testing and comments on the other Live Sound, Recording and Electronics forum linked above.

Here's a very rough initial recording of about 15 miles apart. Might work for you. It can definitely be tweaked better, but not as bad as I thought. So might work in what you are looking for. (I didn't record the video, but you can)

Edited by - banjoak on 03/27/2020 03:44:39

Mar 28, 2020 - 3:41:47 PM
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17 posts since 1/30/2008

Unfortunately, the problem you're describing is caused by latency over
the internet. So, teleconferencing apps like FaceTime, Zoom, and Skype
won't allow you to play with other band members in real time. Here's a good article describing the problem:

There are some workarounds for this in the form of certain apps and
devices. The problem is that if the app or device is intended to
minimize latency and the further you are away from the other musicians
and the slower your connection speeds, the more latency you will
experience. But it may be worth a try in these difficult times to
connect with others to play. Here are the apps listed
in the article above:

[2] (a separate desktop device is recommended) as recommended by the other poster

[3] (this app doesn't appear to deal
directly with latency)

[4] (this app appears to upload individual
musician tracks, mixes them and then downloads the mixed result as a
single track to each collaborator)

[5] (their website
doesn't seem to be active)

I have only had limited experience with JamKazam without the
recommended device trying to play with a friend in our town and I
quickly gave up on it. My internet speed is relatively slow so without
the device I was probably hindered in my ability to use the app. It
would be a good idea to search on the internet to see how successful
these apps are before spending much time with any one of them.

Hope this helps!

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