There is nothing like jammin' live with your fellow musicians. That is the one thing, the real-time feedback for trying out ideas and learning new musical ideas that musicians and I miss. Let alone the personal interaction with fellow, like-minded humans that share our passion for music.
Jamulus is a great place to jam on-line with people around the world. And, the software is FREE and open-source. Jamulus allows you to connect to a public or private server and jam with a low latency response (depending on your network connection).
Checkout this article from Swingology a Washington DC-based jazz group regarding software that can be used for remote rehearsal and performances. Remote Rehearsal Software . They also settled on using Jamulus.
You can still use video conferencing software such has, ZOOM , Skype , or Jitsi Meet for the visual in-person, group aspect, and you'll not notice the visuals don't match up. It's as easy as turning off the audio of ZOOM, Skype, or the video conferencing program that you're using and use the audio from Jamulus. All you need is a program called Loopback if you are on a Mac to handle the audio ( other audio options for Linux and Windows are listed below ).
This page deals with my (Curt's) venture in setting up a Funky Frets / LearningUkulele.com Jamulus Server. And, a big thanks to Glen Hirabayashi of the Aloha Boys for turning me on to Jamulus and help with testing.
Optimized Computer, Internet, Video, and Audio Settings
There is a lot of video conferencing software available such as ZOOM, Microsoft Teams, GoToMeeting, RingCentral Video, Google Meet, Jitsi, etc.
With the 2020, COVID-19 Pandemic and ZOOM the hottest and most common video conferencing software being used. Here is a page of tips to help have the best experience, visually and with audio when using zoom. Zoom is the software that LearningUkulele.com is the most familiar with.
Follow the More Information for learning all about what is needed from your Computer, Internet Connection, Audio Connection, Musical Instruments, and Jamulus.
Latency is the one big problem that you have when a computer is processing audio, and you are listening back either through headphones or speakers . If there is any delay, our ears will have a tough time syncing the visual and physical parts. Jamulus Servers goes a long way in solving this dilemma.
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