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      CommentAuthortaphead
    • CommentTimeJul 12th 2010
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    Aw crap, was looking forward to some words on this one. Would Sunday work better? Now's the time to chime in, people.
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      CommentAuthortexture
    • CommentTimeJul 12th 2010
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    This weekend is totally out for me. Sorry bro.
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      CommentAuthortaphead
    • CommentTimeJul 12th 2010
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    Is cool. Next time, then. <3
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    I have DS Korg and a few homebrew synths. Willing to add some micromusic to the mix!
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    Dude that DS Korg software is actually pretty awesome. I was really surprised when I played around with it.

    I can probably spare a little time on Saturday for a jam. I need to invest in a wireless dongle so I can get involved and not bother my girlfriend with my incessant noodling.
    • CommentAuthorKelind
    • CommentTimeJul 12th 2010
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    OH! This is such a good idea. Not sure if I'll be able to participate, but will be following your progress.
    • CommentAuthorstation
    • CommentTimeJul 12th 2010
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    Saturday is good for me.
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      CommentAuthornigredo
    • CommentTimeJul 12th 2010
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    Shit, turns out I won't be able to make it. A friend's band is playing on Saturday and I have to go see them.
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      CommentAuthorcelan
    • CommentTimeJul 12th 2010
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    I've been computerin' and guitarin' for quite awhile but I have not yet ventured into directly interfacing them.
    So here's my noobish question...other than the free software mentioned upthread (and aside from some kind of simple mic input) what kind of gear/setup/whatever is required to make this work best?
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    oddly enough i'm in the same boat as texture... wife's birthday weekend, a definite no can do for me.

    i've still got the login details for the whitechapel orchestra myspace if you want it taphead? any jam's that come out of it should be put up for all to hear!
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      CommentAuthortaphead
    • CommentTimeJul 15th 2010 edited
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    Argh, undocumented software makes baby Jesus cry. What this means is, tomorrow I'll do my best to kick up a Windows server, hoping it'll actually WORK, unlike the OSX version.

    Interfacin'! If you're using an actual amp, or if the sound source is acoustic, you need a mic, and a way to plug that into your computer. Usually this means an external soundcard, or a way of turning the mic signal into something that can be fed into the usual line input on the computer. A mixer can be used for this pretty handily. If this isn't possible, you can try using the built-in mic, if you've got one.

    NOTE: If you're playing into a mic, it's best to monitor (as in, listen to the mix) with headphones to avoid feedback.

    The way NINJAM works, by the way (if you missed it) is pretty clever. It delays routing your audio signal to the other players by a specified amount of time, say two bars. Conversely, you're also hearing what everyone else played two bars ago. It sounds pretty mindbending, but I'm sure the results will be awesome.

    NINJAM seems to be bundled nowadays into Reaper, which seems like a fairly easy-to-use audio workstation app. It has a free 30 day evaluation period. This feature seems to have more to do with post-performance editing.

    As for the myspace thing, I'm afraid my brain goes kablooey if I try to use myspace. I love the idea of putting the musics online, but I think it'll be best done by someone who knows how myspace works. Could you handle that end if I put the files up for download, Tom?

    ONWARD.
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      CommentAuthorcelan
    • CommentTimeJul 15th 2010
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    @taphead
    Thanks for the rundown, sir.

    Unfortuna-bobble, I will not be making it to the inaugural trans-temporal cyber jam...have to work last minute. I'll be kicking myself and hoping it goes well so that I might get in on a future session.
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    I've just realised I don't have the right goddamn equipment and will only prove to make a mess of any mix with incredibly poor quality recording via my laptop mic.
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      CommentAuthortexture
    • CommentTimeJul 16th 2010
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    I'm happy to host the resultant works on Black Lantern if all involved are agreeable, and don't mind putting it under Creative Commons.
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    Maybe I missed it, but how do we telejam?
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    happy to myspace the results, it's a convenient place to put stuff but there are better places to host if we want the quality to remain good...
    • CommentAuthorstation
    • CommentTimeJul 17th 2010
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    we could make a soundcloud.
    myspace does seem like sort of a ghost town these days...
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      CommentAuthortaphead
    • CommentTimeJul 17th 2010
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    @agentarsenic

    You'll need the NINJAM client. Plug your noisemaker into the line input on your computer, and select that as the input on the NINJAM settings.

    I'm still trying to kick that server up, I'll put up the host address here later on.

    ROLL CALL!

    We've got five hours til starting time. Who do we have on board tonight?
    • CommentAuthorstation
    • CommentTimeJul 17th 2010
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    I will be there although i'm not sure if i'll be able to get it working. I battled with the audio i/o for a while this morning and it gave me a headache.
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      CommentAuthoroldhat
    • CommentTimeJul 17th 2010
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    You guys damn well better record this.