Jamalus. Has anybody used it?
ACMP sent an e-mail around a while ago in which they strongly recommended Jamalus (jamalus.io) as a means to play ensemble music remotely.
Has anybody tried anything with the software? I am curious if it lives up to the fulsome praise with ACMP has used on it.
ACMP just had an article on using it last month in their newsletter. Not my cup of tea, so did not read it it too attentively.
I downloaded Jamulus, but I never used it; all subsequent Jamulus updates would not install, due to warnings from my computer that the updates were damaging; there have been several warnings about this problem online--do a Google search. I have seen favorable reviews of JamKazam--why don't you look at that instead...
Play ensemble music remotely, how do they manage it?
I've heard it's good.
my son will use an app named "echo muses" that really works to play toghether online.but you must have a really strong lan connection
JamKazam has just started to charge more aggressively for their service.
Lydia: Jamulus is open source, so the pricing is no problem so long as they don't change that.
I sent the link to my quartet and the response has been a chorus of "hmmm...". Albrecht is absolutely right. It could be fun for five minutes (after a lot of setting up of leads and levels) but so much in classical ensemble playing depends on subtle visual interaction.
...which leads me off on a delicate tangent. Does anybody have any experience of playing music with a blind partner? There must be a huge amount for both partners to learn about interaction
I played several times during my teenage / student years with a blind organist. It is not much different from playing with an organist with vision; maybe in part because from the bench an organist can not easily make eye contact no matter how his/her eyes.
That's a nice story and it must have brought home to you just how much musicians normally rely on sight for matters of ensemble as well as reading the music. As my own counter-example I might cite all the hours I've spent recording string quartets with myself. That's largely made possible by the fact that "we" have a click track to tell us when all the tempo modulations are to occur, but it's like playing with the most insensitive accompanist on earth!