Real time music collaboration over the internet

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My wife recently tried using Skype for vocal practice with someone in her chorus and discovered it doesn't work. The combination of latency and what seemed like single-duplex operation made it useless. Can you recommend VOIP service that makes real time music collaboration possible over the internet?
 

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Depending on the location of the people connected, it might be difficult to overcome internet latency. Would it be fesible to use a quality speakerphone system with a confrence type call over the normal phone lines?
 

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This problem was solved a few years ago by Charlie Steinberg of Nuendo/ Cubase fame. Internet based recording sessions in realtime.

Digital Musician
 

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Thanks for the replies - I'll look into these two.

cheers!
 

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I hear that Malikon gives online lessons, but maybe that doesn't require collaborative play, but is more of a "monkey see, monkey do" trading off that isn't killed by latency.
 

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TeamSpeak works well. (I use it for gaming). Before that, we used Ventrilo. It was fantastic soundwise when the connection was good. It supports surround sound as well.
 

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for internet collaboration latency is the enemy. Great sound isn't nearly as important as low latency. Digital Musician streams low bandwidth audio that's good enough to play to. Hi-res files are recorded locally and then send to participants after the fact.
 

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On line collaboration has actually been around for a while, since the late 90's from what I re-call although not in real real time.
They come & go simply because the cost of maintaining servers & the cost of bandwidth is ten fold the money they get coming in.

Cubase, Logic & ProTools all had on line collaboration built in by the late 90's. & it worked great, it just was not cost effective so got canned.
It's a great idea. It's been done several times & all have failed.
Maybe someday, it will be a reality, but it won't be cheap or for free.
 


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