Exempt from Government support in lots of cases, without the opportunity to play live and in some cases without the opportunity to even meet up in person it’s been a tough time to be a musician. We understand that for lots of musicians – the thrill of being in the studio or on stage with others is what draws them back to their instrument day after day and so many folks around the world have been craving a way to replicate that experience online.
While Zoom and other video conferencing platforms have been a lifeline for so many people in the last year – it’s a great platform for a band meeting – but as anyone who has tried over the last year can attest – it certainly won’t cut the mustard when it comes to musicians wanting to write, rehearse or play live for their audience from different corners of a chat window. The simple fact is that the latency (i.e. the differences in sound and video data being transferred) means that you end up with delays that ultimately make it impossible for the band to play together.
There is however another way – here at Melomax HQ, we’ve been hard at work over the last year building out our software – allowing musicians to quickly and easily dial into a virtual rehearsal space and jam in real-time online from different locations. All with none of the latency and sync issues that have so far prevented musicians from being able to collaborate remotely.
Well, our desktop software allows all of the members of the group to dial into a virtual rehearsal room – housed in the cloud and powered by a network of 45 international data centres. From here, everyone uses the mixer in our software to set a local mix for themselves – allowing them to hear exactly what they need to – and then balances the load between all of the connected musicians to allow for latency-free rehearsal and practise.
Even better – in addition to allowing groups of musicians to rehearse together in this way, users can even record their sessions and export the tracks for download onto their local machine. These stems can then be imported into any DAW to allow for mixing and polishing once the session has finished.
As we speak our technology is powering everything from choirs and orchestras to rock bands and string quartets – as musicians all over the world have gotten to work with the Melomax platform.
Over the coming weeks and months, we will be using the blog here to explore all of the features of the platform as well as showcasing some of the amazing ways our users have been putting the software to work. Please check back and keep an eye on our social media platforms for future updates.
Until then – feel free to contact us and arrange a free demonstration session at your convenience!
Until next time
Ben @ Melomax