Jam on the net with Jamlink
Trying to sync up musicians over the net is a fairly fruitless exercise – by the time the music goes in your sound card, into the computer, processed by software, then the reverse happening on the other end (and back again!), there is much too much latency to be able to play music with someone.
Well, a new software company called MusicianLink has come up with a standalone box that lets you jam over the internet. As a dedicated box, it dispenses with a lot of the latency-causing components, and they claim that using their box, you can jam with someone in real time over the internet.
The Jamlink boasts CD-quality sound with any instrument with a 1/4″ output, including a microphone, and is controlled by software via your computer’s web browser – there is no actual software that needs to be installed. It has an ethernet port on the back to plug into a high-speed connection such as cable or ADSL, with the recommended minimum bandwidths being 1,000 kbps upstream and 2,000 kbps downstream.
They’ve got a social network built for the Jamlink where you can make friends, connect with other musicians, and initiate jams. Check out the video for more info:
How much is it? They have an introductory price of $244 on their website. Not too bad.
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