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Soundjack Practice Session: Singing Together Online with Low Latency

  • 03/23/2021
  • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Zoom Meeting Link provided day before event


  • If you wish to join PMN, see https://www.peoplesmusic.org/join-PMN

PMN is offering a series of three practice sessions to follow up from the workshop, “Singing Together Online with Low Latency (Low Time Lag),” which took place during the 2021 PMN Winter Convergence.  

Upcoming Dates:

  1. Soundjack (Described below):  Tuesday, March 23, at 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM (ET)

  2. Sonobus (Described here):  Tuesday, March 23, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM (ET)

  3. Jacktrip (Described here):  Wednesday, March 24, 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM (ET)


**Direct questions about registration to Laurie Siegel: earthgull@hotmail.com

In our first workshop in January, the developers of these three platforms introduced participants to the basic concept of minimizing latency when making music together online, as well as to the unique strengths of their respective platforms.  Each of these three platforms enable singing together without the delay (latency), which makes synchronous singing close to impossible on Zoom and other common video conference platforms.  PMN members are invited to participate in as many of these practice sessions as they wish in order to get a broad view of the available options.

Requirements for Participation:

A. Register for an account on the SoundJack site.  Instructions:  

  1. Go to: http://www.soundjack.eu and click "Register."

  2. You will be prompted to respond to an activation email, then to log in.

  3. Go to “DOWNLOAD” tab to get the SJC (Soundjack-Core) and launch it

  4. Read the "10-SJ-COMMANDMENTS" tab

B. You must be a PMN member in good standing. (If you are not a PMN member, you may join here: https://www.peoplesmusic.org/join-PMN)

C. If you did not attend the first workshop, please watch the full video before the practice session.

D. Technical Requirements during the session:

  1. Use headphones or earbuds.  Please do not use a speaker; it will cause feedback.
  2. Using a microphone plugged in to an external audio interface works best.
  3. To minimize latency, please connect your computer to the internet via ethernet connection (not Wifi). 

*** Upon completion of the form available at the "Register" button on the left, you will receive an immediate email confirmation.  You will receive the actual Zoom Meeting link for this workshop from Laurie Siegel <earthgull@hotmail.com> at least one day before the practice session begins. 

Presenter Bios:

  • Dr. Alexander Carôt (Creator of Soundjack) is a professor in media computer science at Anhalt, University of Applied Sciences, Germany and a bass/NS-Chapmanstick player. 
  • David Tarlo & Laurie Siegel, (Moderators) long-time PMN members and bandmates from the group Hudson Valley Sally.  We have had some success connecting with fellow members of our HudsonValley Sally, as well as several other musicians, using these 3 platforms, thanks in large part to the teaching of the panelists.  Please feel free to contact either of us if you need help. David: davsong211@hotmail.com Laurie: earthgull@hotmail.com

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