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#1 May 31, 2020 01:13:37

mwieder
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volume faders per channel

JamKazam works that way, although their user interface is every bit as awkward as jammr's.
There's a master mixer where the owner of the session can set levels for the recording, and then each player has individual channel levels they can set for their headphones. Doesn't seem like it's an insurmountable problem.

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#2 June 1, 2020 07:31:36

stefanha
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Hi mwieder,
Thanks for mentioning that approach. It will work well for private jam sessions where there is an owner.

For public jams there is no owner. Maybe the server should use the average mixer levels of all users and that can also be the default level setting for new users who join a public jam.

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#3 June 17, 2020 03:59:01

Harris
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A possibility for Public Jams (maybe for all) - next to each user in each player's window is a Radio Button with levels, rather than a fader. The buttons send messages up to the server requesting a multiplier (or divisor) against that channel in the feed for the listener's app. Also, one for the Metronome, please. I'm assuming that that's how Mute works today. Here's a rough sketch:


Name Mute Vol: Lower < Normal > Louder

Bob [] -3○ -2○ -1○ ⦿ +1○ +2○ +3○

Carol [] -3○ -2○ -1○ ○ +1○ +2⦿ +3○

Ted [] -3○ -2○ -1○ ○ +1⦿ +2○ +3○

Alice [] -3○ -2⦿ -1○ ○ +1○ +2○ +3○

METRO [] -3○ -2○ -1⦿ ○ +1○ +2○ +3○

Edited Harris (June 17, 2020 04:58:51)

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#4 June 17, 2020 04:45:53

shawnb
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Ideally, everyone sets their own mix. And this is non-destructive - so it doesn't impact the recordings, only local playback during the session.

Everyone is already getting their own mix during the session, but without any volume control. If there were a way to add volume control to that mix, that'd do it.

If that's too resource intensive server-side, then the jam owner could set relative levels. (One mix, not many…) Again, playback-only, non-destructive.

Just thinking aloud…

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#5 June 17, 2020 04:58:17

Harris
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@shawb - I assume you mean volume control for each player that we hear.

Any of us who have played in studio settings knows that hearing “what you need” brings out the best musicianship.

I think each player “needs” a different balance in order to be comfortable. Some folks want to hear themselves above everyone else while playing, others prefer a bland, and certain instruments can interfere with the sound space for others (e.g., two guitars, or a guitar and a keyboard) - it would be SO nice just to be able to make even rough adjustments to others' volume (and the metronome volume) while playing.

Sending a good level helps later when trying to mix. When I receive a Jam recording, I see the option for browser playback, m4a download, or individual track per-player download. That last option is where we can balance things “just so”, if needed, using a DAW.

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#6 Jan. 27, 2021 14:58:28

JamesJams
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If VU or channel volume controls make it to beta, how do I become a tester? I am really enjoying Jammr but I struggle with getting my volume levels high enough for others to hear me. Meanwhile, and only sometimes, one person (usually the overzealous lead guitarist) will be blowing up my eardrums. Most are cool about adjusting their volume when asked; otherwise, the mute feature saves the day! If we could all see our output levels with an inline VU meter, it would be a great first step. Adding channel volume control would be a major bonus! One solid case scenario for both of these features is when the people jamming together do not speak the same language. Anyway, great stuff! Thanks for creating Jammr!!!

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