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  Vancouver BC and area Jamkazam musicians?
Posted by: hollywoodcrash - 02-27-2021, 08:37 PM - Forum: Miscellaneous - Replies (4)

Hello,
To get better latency, I'm looking for musicians around Vancouver, BC, Canada. I've noticed that since Jamkazam is using a subscription model, that the latency issues of last year have improved a lot. So, I would think within 200 miles might work, so Seattle to Whistler to Victoria to Hope? This is all personal prefernce of course, so if you're in East Van that'd be best, and play bass, keys or vocals. I play drums well, electric guitar ok, and prefer indie, alternative, college rock. No metal or jazz.
Let me know, user name hollywoodcrash on Jamkazam.
thanks,


  Mac and Loop Back
Posted by: Bud McNally - 02-26-2021, 01:21 AM - Forum: Help with Mac Client Problems - Replies (3)

macOS Catalina + Jamkazam
Loop Back
Audio InterfaceTongueroSonus Studio 1810C

Want to be able to play something from YouTube or iTunes and have all players in my JK room able to hear like I am  hearing it 
I know you can do in Windows...but I'm an Apple guy...


  M1 BigSur 11.2 - Session constantly crashes
Posted by: FraSa - 02-24-2021, 08:59 PM - Forum: Help with Mac Client Problems - Replies (1)

? Anyone else experienced this:

JK running on a M1 MacMini using an RME Babyface and a generic Chinese HD USB Webcam (brandname JIGA at Amazon)

I managed to create a session and could communicate wit a fried fr some time, this was interrupted by JK crashes several times, but I could re-enter the session after a restart of JK. then I joined a session and JK worked for about 5 Minutes, then suddenly crashed (disappeared completely). After restarting JK and re-renering this session JK crashed after maybe 10 seconds repeatedly for about 10 times, until I finally gave up.

When can we expect a native M1 version?

The software seemed a bit fragile during the whole setup process, so it feels a bit like not too good running this software. think I will instantly revoke my silver plan.

regards, Frank


  JK won't load - since Fri Feb 19
Posted by: JiminSalmonArm - 02-23-2021, 04:39 AM - Forum: Help with Mac Client Problems - Replies (16)

Is anyone else having this problem?
I've been using JamKazam very successfully since March 2020 - always a few glitches, but every week getting better and better.
Worked fine Thursday Feb 18
Then Friday Feb 19 it would not load - repeatedly got error message  in a red box  "N/A",  the the error message "unable to load conversations"
All my Friends are missing
Will not allow a session to start - not even a private session.  error message "Unable to start a session"

I've deleted the JK program and reloaded - same issue
My log in and password work to get into JK,  but are rejected by 

MacBook Pro (13inch mid 2012) OS 10.14.6   16GB RAM

A neighbour 50 miles away had issues but eventually got his to work
A second in my same town has the same issue, and still no go
We are all in British Columbia, Western Canada

The rest of our band in mid and east coast USA don't have any issues.

Anyone else having this issue?
Thanks for any suggestions
Jim


  A positive experience - so don't dispair
Posted by: Dimitri Muskens - 02-22-2021, 11:15 AM - Forum: Miscellaneous - Replies (5)

>>>
Yesterday, for the third week in a row, I had a successful band/rehearsal/session with the same group of people. Circumstances where thus, that we were able to play freely and at times even reach a tightness coming close to having actual 'pocket' (for the lack of a better word, I think most will understand)

Our situation; the group varies from 5 to 8 people & myself (I'm a stand-in, tech/coach) scattered over Netherlands. 80-140km apart.
Two peers with a MacBook Pro, the rest laptop/PC/W10. All with minimal tweaking. (but the obvious)
Focusrite, Behringer & Presonus external sound cards.
All with headphones and talkback / vocals via a sound card attached microphone - no speakers or onboard 'gear' involved.
All with a true public IPv4 address, no port forwarding (but myself) or tunneling.
One peer on fibre, the rest a mixture of cable (DOCSIS) & xDSL at multiple providers.
(All JKz gold accounts. All on 'Prefer P2P path')

Yesterdays 'pings' - comparable to prior occasions - as seen on my end (I'm the furthest away from all other peers)
'Best' = 11ms steady (to the person on fibre)
'Worst' = 22ms/fluctuating (to a person with a shared cable/DOCSIS) connection.
The rest sub 20ms.

This is, even for a drummer, a very enjoyable situation that holds up for an entire session with minor glitches.

Not looking to bloat, not trying to prove a point, not looking to start a 'yea nay', just reporting a positive sound  Tongue
It can be done. With a little perseverance and common sense.

D./

NB - "will it ever be the same?" (as 'live'?). Nope! But for these people, in strict medical quarantine, it is a very welcome positive break.

NB2 - We have actually been able to do this many times before, starting many months ago. But since there are reports of trouble with current installments, including "it used to work okay but it is not now" - I specifically wanted to report on our current situation.


  Is a live session jam with video even possible?
Posted by: mportman - 02-21-2021, 06:05 PM - Forum: Help with Video Gear - Replies (7)

I'm on day 5 of setting up JK to work with my laptop (Windows 64 bit Intel i7) Presonus Audiobox 96 and Xfinity high speed ethernet connection. I am a pro-user/early adopter when it comes to tech such as this but after scouring the forums and YouTube videos I see that many recommend not using video if you really want to avoid latency problems.

So I want to ask whether JK is really just an audio-only jamming platform? Yes, I do see lots of examples of it being used with video but I also see many video latency issues being discussed in these forums and wonder if jams with video is even a real option and, if so, how. 

I haven't yet tried it out, and as soon as a friend of mine who is also setting up JK is ready we will be doing some test sessions, but I'm here to ask if it is even worth trying. I'm starting to think not.

Thanks,
 - Mark


  Recording myself playing along with JamTrack
Posted by: mportman - 02-21-2021, 05:47 PM - Forum: Help with Audio Gear - Replies (2)

I want to record myself playing along with a JamTrack in a private session. If I open a JamTrack I do not see any option to record the session except for the Record tab at the top of the page. If I select that record option, it does not record the JamTrack only my input.

Am I missing something or is recording the JamTrack along with myself not an option?

If not, is there any workaround to play, and record, another backing track along with myself?

Thanks.  
  - Mark


  I can only hear one participant
Posted by: stevekop@hotmail.com - 02-21-2021, 01:53 PM - Forum: Help with Audio Gear - Replies (3)

I have a problem on a Windows laptop and Presonus audio box.  I can hear one participant.  He and all of the others can hear me and all others.  I can hear the others faintly.  Rebooted router, laptop, JK client - no change.  All the same folks worked together many times before this issue started.


  Dropped from Sessions
Posted by: rubato - 02-19-2021, 08:36 PM - Forum: Help with Windows Client Problems - Replies (3)

I am a new user and have done a couple of sessions.  I keep getting dropped from the session after about 30 minutes.  The screen makes it look like I'm still in the session, but I can't hear and they can't hear me.  Clicking the leave button won't work and I have to close out JamKazam and open it back up to re-enter the session.  I'm running Window 10 Pro on a desktop machine that is less than a year old and have the sleep setting to never.

Thanks for any advice that will solve this problem.


  audio setup
Posted by: al.harris478@gmail.com - 02-19-2021, 07:41 PM - Forum: Help with Audio Gear - Replies (4)

I have a Mac running Catalina and am using a Focusrite 3rd Gen interface. This has been working fine with Jamkazam but I had a crash today and had to restore from a Time Machine backup. Now I get no audio through the interface into Jamkazam. The interface is fine with Presonus Artist and other audio software. I uninstalled Jamkazam and downloaded a fresh copy and installed that. I went through the audio setup and the interface appeared in the drop down list but no audio came through, When I got to the page with the single test button, this worked fine.
If I go into a session, I can hear others but there is no audio input from my mic and instrument despite the lights on the interface showing activity. If I switch on the direct monitoring, I can hear everything. This is turned off when I am using Jamkazam.
Any suggestions would be very welcome. This is driving me gently off the rails....
Thanks
Al