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    Default Our Online Jam

    We had 25 - 30 people participate in an online jam yesterday. Since we can't meet for 90 minutes every Saturday, we'll be meeting online, instead. It worked out great. The organizers used something called Webex.com.
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    How did you run it? One-to-many or many-to-many? We’ve done a couple with Zoom and had everybody but the leader mute during the song to avoid latency problems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arcy View Post
    How did you run it? One-to-many or many-to-many? We’ve done a couple with Zoom and had everybody but the leader mute during the song to avoid latency problems.
    I am, myself, wondering which system is better: Wedex or Zoom? Participated in a yoga class the other day with Zoom and it worked well. But there were only 5 of us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arcy View Post
    How did you run it? One-to-many or many-to-many? We’ve done a couple with Zoom and had everybody but the leader mute during the song to avoid latency problems.
    We had one leader, active most of the time. He switched off to two other leaders. Only one person cold add sound at a time. We're trying Zoom this afternoon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Martinlover View Post
    I am, myself, wondering which system is better: Wedex or Zoom? Participated in a yoga class the other day with Zoom and it worked well. But there were only 5 of us.
    That would be a good idea our the library. Before it closed, it canceled all groups. Charging the people and paying the instructor would be a problem to solve. Of course, there are lots of free yoga classes available online.
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    We may give Webex a try. So far we've tried Zoom and Discord, and I think Discord was a bit easier to use. But neither allows sound from more than one player at a time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arcy View Post
    How did you run it? One-to-many or many-to-many? We’ve done a couple with Zoom and had everybody but the leader mute during the song to avoid latency problems.
    Quote Originally Posted by Jerryc41 View Post
    We had one leader, active most of the time. He switched off to two other leaders. Only one person cold add sound at a time. We're trying Zoom this afternoon.
    Quote Originally Posted by Jerryc41 View Post
    That would be a good idea our the library. Before it closed, it canceled all groups. Charging the people and paying the instructor would be a problem to solve. Of course, there are lots of free yoga classes available online.
    The leader of my group and I tested YouTube Live and Zoom the other day. Only the leader can have audio active, there's a delay/latency when more than one person has their audio on, especially when playing music together. There is a chat section for the members of the group to communicate with each other.

    In two hours, eight of us are going to do another test of Zoom, our leader, Cali Rose, says it worth it to her to pay for the service because she teaches privately, both classes at Boulevard Music in Culver City, and individually, either at her home or at a clients place, Zoom will give her the ability to do online individual sessions. She tends to be technofobic, but the virus has forced her to face her fears. In the YouTube test, all was going well until we played something, "La Cucaracha" but the session was cut off, she got a message that it was a violation of their rules, I just looked up the rules, her channel does not have 1,000 subscribers.

    We also tested payment with PayPal, which worked fine, and she's looking into Patreon.


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    My son did his weekly violin lesson Friday via ZOOM. I was not present but he said is worked pretty well. The only thing he said was the teacher and he did not play at the same time as they do when together. We'll continue with this I'm pretty sure.

    Keep us posted on how tech connections and playing are working out. I'm looking to make connections with friends here and there and see if we can jam together.

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    I asked the same question in another post. I was in two jams with Zoom and it worked well with the large one where only the leader group was heard. The small one with six participants was disappointing as audio was poor and lag high and fluctuating. I also have a WebEx account and was wondering how that might work. There are also dedicated services for musical collaboration but I am clueless about those.

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    Would love to find a way to do a jam where everybody could play and be heard without a lag.

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