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Crazy idea...

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I've been talking music with miusheri who just recently got a viola. Now, she's a goodly distance away- but we had this awesome idea.

A Web Quartet, where we meet and play via VoIP type technologies.

Now, there's a major problem with it- latency. Even a telephone has pretty bad latency when we're talking getting four people playing together at the same time. So, my question is, does anyone know of VoIP type technologies with really low latency and reasonable quality?

The other option, not nearly as cool, is to get four people to record each part seperately- but using a metronome to keep the same time, and then dubbing the tracks together- practicable, but not nearly as awesome.

Thoughts?
  • (no subject) - jeramey
    • You were _supposed_ to give me some miracle compression bandwith ODN trunk and tricorder based solution. *sigh*

      I didn't honestly think it was possible, but there's always hoping.
      • (no subject) - jeramey
        • I just realized that there is an algorithm available to do prediction of the sound- the _sheet_ music.

          More simply, the players need metronomes, and a way of coordinating a start time- the only other requirement is to timestamp the audio packets with the number of beats into the song so that an Audience Listener Client can put them back together at the same time- mind you, this still forces the musicians to play deaf, but it allows for "live" performance...

          How avant garde...
  • Do you think an internet phone service would work at all for us? Cheap long distance calls and everything... Nick played around with Skype a bit- he ended up liking another service better, can't remember which, and he says he can't remember why. Yeah, I know that's real helpful right now ; ) I'll drag out more detail if this is at all a feasible idea.
  • Hmmm... That sounds like a challenge. Playing over the internet and making it sound good would be wicked cool.
    • Or...

      ...make a really funkadelic artistic statement on modern life. I can see it now:
      Life - Out of Sync
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