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Real-Time Jamming

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(This page last updated 11/4/2020)

This page has some discussion and links about setting up and using software and hardware for jamming in real time for old-time musicians in Denver and adjacent parts of Colorado.

I am experimenting with the (free) Jamulus software, which is available for Windows, MacOS, and Linux. It handles audio only, not video. Here is a helpful overview of Jamulus.

Here are the basic requirements:

Running Jamulus

More instructions will be added as needed and as we gain experience.

A Possible Hardware Alternative?

You might be able to get away with using a USB mic and the soundcard in your computer in place of an audio interface, but I have no experience with this kind of setup. It might be worth a try if you already have a USB mic and if you are not ready to invest in an audio interface.

Running Jamulus on a Windows computer requires an ASIO driver to reduce latency problems. An audio interface will come with an ASIO driver for Windows. If you don't go the audio interface route, you may need to install an ASIO driver yourself if your computer doesn't already have one installed. If your computer runs Windows, you can download and install ASIO4ALL. MacOS and Linux may not have the latency problems that Windows has, but be aware that it might be worthwhile to look into similar drivers if you do run into latency problems on those operating systems.


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