Today I had a really fun jam with a guitar player from Japan and a synth player from the US. I played drums on a Volca Sample and I’m in Finland.
To do this I used a program called Jamtaba which works standalone or as a plugin. It connects to ninjam servers and has a simple looper built in too. To those who are unfamiliar, ninjam works so that the server records every participant and sends their audio to the others after a predefined time interval. In a 12-bar blues jam the BPI as it’s called would be best at 48 (because 12 bars equals 48 beats) but for a rolling techno thing with no chord progressions you could set it to 4. This means everyone hears everyone else with a 4 beat delay.
I started out by going to an empty server and setting the tempo to taste and then just played alone for a while before the guitarist joined in. With Jambata you can listen to the “rooms” before joining and you also see a nice map that shows where people are from.
I know there’s some people here who have done this thing more (@Supercolor_T-120) so I’m looking for insights on how to set up a private server, dealing with sync (I did it by ear because I have no way to get good sync from the PC but it was a little iffy at times with the Volca… an Elektron sequencer can be nudged and set more precisely so I think that would be no problem) and anything else related to this wonderful technology that I have just started to try out.