MusicianLink has introduced the jamLink - an Internet audio interface that lets musicians play over the Internet, in sync, from multiple locations across town or hundreds of miles apart.
The jamLink delivers CD-quality audio and works with guitars, bass, keyboards, drums and vocals - basically any instrument or mic that has a 1/4” instrument output. Musicians, singers and songwriters with a high-speed Internet connection are now able to collaborate without sacrificing audio quality or accounting for latency.
According to MusicianLink CEO David Willyard:
After doing a lot of research and development, I realized that the only way to jam over the Internet was to build a dedicated piece of hardware that consistently provides the lowest latency and highest-quality audio. Audio cards, software, internal busses and operating systems each introduce too much latency.
The jamLink requires a high-speed Internet connection, a web browser and headphones. There is no software to install; third party hardware or software to configure and troubleshoot; or subscription to maintain. It was designed with plug and play ease in mind. The jamLink is equipped with an Ethernet port that connects it to the network and is controlled by software hosted by your computer’s web browser. Once users log into MusicianLink.com, they can manage and initiate the jamLink sessions as easily as starting a chat session.
Pricing and Availability
The jamLink is now available directly from MusicianLink.com. The jamLink retails for $299, however, MusicianLink is offering special introductory pricing. Buy a single jamLink for $244 or save up to 25% when you purchase three or more.
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