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Scheduled
6 Sessions / 8-10 hours of work per session
Price
Free
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Skill Level
Beginner
Video Transcripts
Portuguese, Chinese, Spanish; Castilian, English
Topics
Jacktrip, Musical Collaboration, Low latency, Concert Technology
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Online Jamming and Concert Technology

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Scheduled
6 Sessions / 8-10 hours of work per session
Price
Free
Included w/ premium membership ($20/month)
Skill Level
Beginner
Video Transcripts
Portuguese, Chinese, Spanish; Castilian, English
Topics
Jacktrip, Musical Collaboration, Low latency, Concert Technology
Course Description

Today's vast amount of streaming and video conferencing on the Internet lacks one aspect of musical fun and that's what this course is about: high-quality, near-synchronous musical collaboration. Under the right conditions, the Internet can be used for ultra-low-latency, uncompressed sound transmission. The course teaches open-source (free) techniques for setting up city-to-city studio-to-studio audio links. Distributed rehearsing, production and split ensemble concerts are the goal. Setting up such links and debugging them requires knowledge of network protocols, network audio issues and some ear training.

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Session 1: Overview
Overview of Online Jamming and Concert Technology (4/3/18)
4 lessons
1. Introduction to Course
2. Musicians playing together over internet
3. Course Concepts to be covered and things needed to participate
4. Sound, sound travel, distance and delay, audio quality
Session 2: Basics and Setup
Basics: Network protocols, audio signals + soundcards and network audio. (4/10/2018)
12 lessons
1. Computer Audio Setup and Test
2. Audio Recording
3. Minimizing Audio Latency
4. Network Setup, Command Line Interface, Ping, Ping Behaviors, DNS, ICMP, ICMP-Firewalled, DHCP
5. Q0S For BiDirectional Audio, Speedtests, ISP's, Static IP, Server/Client Addressing, NAT
6. UDP and TCP, Software Ports, IPerf Bandwidth Measurement
7. IPerf Tests II: More on Ports and Hosts
8. IPerf Tests III: Finding the Maximum Available Bandwidth Between Hosts
9. Checking if the Incoming Port is Open on the Host's Own Firewall
10. Gateway and Institutional Firewalls
11. Q0S Requirements for Audio Flows
12. Session 2 Video Quiz
Session 3: Jacktrip Application + Connection
Things that go wrong with Jacktrip: Network & Audio. P2P Sessions and Multi-site setups. (4/17/18)
10 lessons
1. Running Jacktrip
2. Jacktrip Startup Messages
3. History of Jacktrip
4. Obtaining Jacktrip and Summary of Requirements for Running it
5. Connecting Clients to Jack Audio, Recording a Jacktrip Session with Audacity
6. Starter Communication Between Sites and Talk-Back Channels During Sessions
7. Review of Items to Agree on in Starter Communication
8. What Can Go Wrong and How to Fix it
9. First Assignment
10. How to join a group
Session 4: Debugging
Debug examples of typical problems. (4/24/2018)
6 lessons
1. Testing for Audio Source Trouble
2. Dropped Packets, Choice of Wavetable
3. Traceroute
4. Dealing with Network Issues
5. IPerf
6. Input Queue Length
Session 5: Polish and Practice
Polish techniques and spawn more practice sessions. (5/1/2018)
6 lessons
1. Type of Music Possible
2. Starting the Music Together
3. Outboard Audio Gear, JMESS
4. Multichannel
5. Multisite
6. Thinking about Ensembles
Session 6: Future
Future of the art and practice of network audio, alternative platforms for network audio. (5/8/2018)
5 lessons
1. ISP Fact and Fiction
2. Early Online Jam Sessions and Concerts
3. Excerpts from an Online Concert Exploring Network Music
4. Excerpts from an Online Concert Exploring "Network Music" (March, 2014)
5. Conclusion
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What You Need to Take This Course
  • Equipment: Computer (running Linux, OS X, or Windows) with installation privileges
  • Wired Internet: at least 5Mbps download and upload
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