Howto

Installation guide

  • Register on soundjack.eu
  • Once registered log in and click on Download tab
  • Download either windows or Mac OS depending on your system. Win users will need an ASIO sound device. If not existing please download the ASIO4ALL driver as well and install it:http://www.asio4all.com
  • Extract and open the downloaded file.
  • Run the soundjack application by doubleclicking on the binary file (Win: soundjack.exe / OSX: soundjack.app) - Important: A small XLR Icon in your dock will show up. This confirms the soundjack engine is running and working fine. On Windows you will see an additional DOS-type console.
  • Once the plugin is running on your machine return to the sound jack website and click the stage tab

 

Configuration

  • Once you have successfully ran the application you will need to set your drivers/settings within the web browser. This may take some tweaking.
  • Select your current driver IN/OUT (on Windows for most it will likely be some form of ASIO driver)
  • Select a Sample Buffer (If you’re experiencing audio issues try raising the sample size to the next higher)
  • Select send channels. These should correlate to the inputs of your interface. Example inputs 1+2 would use 2 send channels. If you had a mic on in1 and a guitar on in3 you’d most likely need to select 4 channels here.
  • Lastly choose your network buffer and OPUS bit rate. The higher the OPUS bit rate the higher the quality but subsequently the more data will be transmitted which could cause issues with slowing internet connections.

 

Lower network buffers will lower latency but could also create issues with streaming quality. Network buffers will correspond to peers’ sample buffer. For example, if they have a higher sample buffer (512 for instance) you may not need as large of a network buffer your end (perhaps 128). The opposite would also be true if the sender is sending smaller packets (say 128) the network buffer may need to be increased. Unfortunately, due to the nature of the internet and individual hardware setups, there is no straight forward way to determine the optimal settings for everyone so you are encouraged to tweak these settings to find out what works best for your session. OPUS bit rate in short the higher the bit rate the better quality the audio. Linear is uncompressed. 96 kbps is compressed by a factor of 8, 48 kbps by a factor of 16 etc. One thing to keep in mind is that this is the quality of each individual track so the more tracks you have sending the greater the speed requirements. Example one track at 96 kbps will be sending as much information as 4 tracks at 24 kbps.

Chat

6saxman49 - 17:57

play a few minutes Denmuse?

JamTuner - 04:42

your signal is a mess , sorry james

Carroll - 04:40

i keep losing you

JamTuner - 04:22

hey James - i'm eating ...will be available in a few, if you're still around

OnOff - 10:20

btw for the moment if I would like to jam with myb firendw what I have to do?

OnOff - 10:20

Ok thanks

jazzalex - 10:15

Hi - I will provide a video tutorial incl. these aspects soon - probably next week.

OnOff - 10:08

Hi Alex, there is any manula that explain how a jam session would be setup? Moreover how can I test if the playback from the audio mirror server is working properly?

mottallica - 22:32

super Danke und ein schönes Wochenende

jazzalex - 22:31

Für heute muss ich raus - ich werde asap ein Video-Tutorial hochladen, wo das alles erklärt wird. Melde mich demnächst - Grüße und viel Erfolg Alex

mottallica - 22:31

wir probieren weiter, vielen Dank für die Hilfe ;)

jazzalex - 22:30

Checkt das mal aus - das könnt Ihr auch alleine machen, indem Ihr Euch mit Localhost verbindet. Das ist der perfekte Test für die Audio settings.

jazzalex - 22:29

Insbesondere bei ASIO4ALL kann das etwas kryptisch sein.

mottallica - 22:28

;)

jazzalex - 22:28

Das ist allerdings außerhalb meines Einflussbereiches.

OLDPUNK - 22:28

motallica hört meine Ausgangs Summe, nicht das Micro. Ich check mal was

jazzalex - 22:28

Ja - das wäre dann die nächste Frage: Was macht Euer Mixer etc.

mottallica - 22:27

nein...

jazzalex - 22:27

Oder den Mirror ?

jazzalex - 22:27

Habt Ihr evtl. noch den Localhost an (erster Eintrag in der Userlist) ?

OLDPUNK - 22:27

liegt evlt. an meinem Audi Mixer im Windows

mottallica - 22:27

ok

jazzalex - 22:26

Das ist euer Loopback. und den wollt Ihr evtl. nicht.

mottallica - 22:26

gemacht

jazzalex - 22:26

Erstmal alle bitte den local fader (den großen ganz links) komplett nach links (mute).

mottallica - 22:25

;)

jazzalex - 22:25

Nun wird's interessant mit den Settings der Software aber auch der Hardware - könnte ggf. länger dauern.

mottallica - 22:23

aber wir hören uns doppelt, trotz kopfhörer

mottallica - 22:23

wir sind verbunden...

jazzalex - 22:22

So - bitte nochmal versuchen

jazzalex - 22:17

Servis - bleibt mal online - ich check mal was ...

mottallica - 22:17

hallo Alex

jazzalex - 22:16

Hi - bleibt bitte mal online ...

jazzalex - 21:28

The registration process was down for a while - I manually activated all registered users in the meantime and fixed the issue today. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Musicmann - 05:17

k

JamTuner - 05:16

brb sorry mike

Musicmann - 04:00

restart your machine because of jam kazam may hold the port

Tim - 04:00

have my ports forwarded and everything

Musicmann - 03:59

alex if you could have a look at why tim can not connect that would be great thx Mike

Tim - 03:57

something isn't working here

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