MusicianLink, a pioneer in real-time music collaboration and Internet acoustics has emerged from three years of research and development to unveil the jamLink. The jamLink is an Internet audio interface enabling musicians to play 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. In-The-Room Feel
"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," said David Willyard, Co-Founder and CEO of MusicianLink. "What is unique about the jamLink is that you get this "in-the-room" feeling, because you are playing in sync with someone who could be hundreds of miles away." Musicians travel for hours, lug heavy equipment and spend hundreds of dollars renting rehearsal space just to get together. Until today there was no substitute to being in the same place as your partner whether, jamming, arranging songs or working out chord progressions. The jamLink now makes it possible to achieve a high-quality, collaborative environment over the Internet. Musicians can spend more time playing and less time and energy getting together. "Our band is scattered throughout Northern California separated by nearly 200 miles. Traveling to rehearse is time consuming and expensive," said Dan Meblin, Pop Fiction guitarist and bandleader. "We now rehearse and learn new material online. The jamLink is the perfect solution for a working band like ours. The band has never been tighter and it literally pays for itself." Easy to Install and Configure
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. Community of Musicians Ready to Jam
MusicianLink.com is a jamLink social network. Like other social networks you can find and make friends, and connect with other musicians of similar talent and interests. Each jamLink user creates a profile and is able to search for compatible partners based on music style, instrument and ability. MusicianLink.com friends can share MP3 files, chat, and post messages. 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. Bandwidth Requirements
The jamLink requires a high-speed Internet connection. The recommended minimum bandwidths are 1,000 kbps upstream and 2,000 kbps downstream. The jamLink works with Windows, Mac or Linux operating systems and uses a standard web browser for operation.