on Wednesday announced that their eponymous software has gone live on the Mac and is available for early adopter testing on the PC. eJamming is an Internet-based music collaboration software that lets musicians far apart from one another jam just like they’re in the same room.
With the eJamming Station software, you plug in any MIDI-enabled instrument into your Mac (or PC), and connect to your friends or fellow musicians. Everyone hears what everyone else is playing, synchronized and in real-time — or, as the company points out —as close to real time as the laws of physics allow.”
eJamming algorithms delay the sound of your instrument until you receive data from other eJammers. This delay can range from 15 milliseconds (ms) in the same city to 25 – 40ms within 1,500 miles, or 40-50ms cross-country.
The software also allows you to talk with each other, record your jam, play it back with nuances and pitch bends in place, add vocals locally and exchange complete sessions with others.
Mac system requirements call for Mac OS X v10.3 or later, 1GHZ G4 or faster, 256MB RAM, MIDI controller and interface, General MIDI soundset and a broadband connection.
A two-week free trial is available, a monthly renewable subscription costs US$19.95 per month. You can save by buying six-month or one-year subscriptions ahead of time. eJamming is attending this weekend’s Digital Life show in New York City; attendees can get discounts on subscription plans.