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I'll be online trying Reaper+Ninjam at 10 PM EST on Apr 19.
Join me on the Django room on this Ninjam server: getaroom-na.ninjam.com:2049
Ninjam setup guides: https://djangojazzcalgary.wordpress.com/2020/04/08/setup-reaperninjam-for-online-jamming/
Hey how did this go?
Curious about latency issues . . .
It was just 2 people, but it did go well. We're learning how to do quarantine jamming :)
There are no latency issues. That's the whole point of non-realtime Ninjam jams.
Ninjam extends the latency by delaying all received audio until it can be synchronized with other players. This is called a BPI interval. Then you set the BPM. So if you wanted to play a 32 bars song at 160 BPM you could:
Then you jam. Not really sure how to explain it. It's very different from real jamming, and it's weird that you always hear the BPI interval that the other players played before. But it works for Gypsy Jazz because you agree who plays the solos when, and everybody else plays the same 32 bars of rhythm. From an individual player's perspective it works out [if everybody plays on time :) ]. Here is an image of my understanding of how it works:
Things we've learned so far:
We'll give it another try tonight.
Hope it helps
I would like to join but I need to sort out my microphone. I get too much latency (~50ms) when putting a microphone through my Scarlet Interface. (discovered that while using JamKazam). So, I ordered a $10 adapter to connect a SM-57 direct to my computer with USB. I just don't have a laptop and so I need this hack. So, if you do one of these jams in the month May, I would join.
You are welcome to join anyways @djangology, since this is just about about learning how to use Ninjam and having fun.
I'm not even sure if your local latency matters, since everybody is synchronized non-realtime to beat 1 of the BPI interval. My understanding is that if you can record a track of your playing in the Reaper DAW properly then you're good to use Ninjam. And there is a setting to adjust for input latency in Reaper.