JamKazam, the developer of a live music platform and social network for musicians, today announced the launch of its crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter for its new product, JamBlaster. The device radically reduces audio processing latency compared to today’s industry standard computers and audio interfaces, enabling musicians to play real time sessions from different locations over far greater distances.
JamBlasters participant, Dave Sebree stated, “When my band played together using the JamBlaster from all over the country, it was surreal, pretty mind blowing. But at the same time, it felt really natural and was a lot of fun. I’ve toured with bands for decades and own a studio, and I see a lot of applications for the JamBlaster as a musician. I also founded the Austin School of Music, where we have 50 instructors teaching 2,000 students each week, and I see tremendous opportunities for online music lessons using JamKazam. These guys have built something amazing.”
The JamBlaster was designed from the ground up to meet the requirements of distributed real-time music performance, and delivers the following unique combination of features and benefits to musicians:
- Fast Audio Processing.
- Minimal Audio Jitter
- Superb Audio Quality
- Post PC Ready
- Plug and Play Ease of Use
- Works With Popular Recording Software
- Compact and Portable
Co-founder and CTO of JamKazam, Peter Walker added,“Today’s audio interfaces were designed and built for the requirements of recording music in combination with industry-standard computers. The requirements of real time distributed music performance are substantially different. As we built the first version of JamKazam to work with standard computers and audio interfaces, we quickly realized that these products have serious performance drawbacks when used for this new kind of real-time streaming application. It became apparent that a new kind of audio product was needed, and the idea for the JamBlaster was born.”
The company also noted that it’s important to understand that the JamBlaster is not just a piece of hardware. When musicians get a JamBlaster, they plug into the free JamKazam Internet service, and gain immediate access to all its features. Using a JamBlaster, musicians can join and play in sessions with other musicians, record session performances and share these recordings with friends, and live broadcast session performances to friends and fans.
Musicians who get a JamBlaster also plug into a community of thousands of musicians who are already on JamKazam and interested in playing with others online.
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