Live online jamming

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  1. Blues Jam

    Blues Jam New Member

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    Im looking for suggestions for which online "jam" service is recommended.

    Jamkazam seems like an interesting way to go, but their jamblaster is not ready yet, although I think peeps still jam together if they already have quick (low latency) connections.

    Im thinking of getting either mic'ing my amp, or buy an amp simulator to preprocess my guitar signal before it goes into my audiobox usb audio interface into PC.
     
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    I think there is more to it than a quick connection. Ping time is important for low latency and any connection that has a space segment is out of the question. It would be nice to think That jamming over the internet could be easy but I'm skeptical.
     
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    They say it's better to have an updated router and modem (a router modem is better too) as that can really improve latency issues.
    Also "send" speeds matters too, not just "download" or "receive" speeds.

    Im sure it's a challenge to do really well, especially with video, but it seems pretty obvious it can be done as per the videos on it.
    What is a connection with a space segment?

     
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    Well, my connection is 75Mbps down and 22Mbps up, so that would do. A space segment is what is used where there is no fibre optic cable laid. You have to send the signal to a satellite which relays it back to the distant station. Latency is huge - like half a second. Completely impossible for anything like a jam.
     
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    Not live, but for collaborative tracks, nothing beats the (free) Wikiloops
     

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