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Latency Fix?

Postby forumuser773232 » Thu May 07, 2020 4:59 am

I know most are probably using Zoom for this video chatting or jamming online, but I have been using Skype for jamming with a friend online, and noticed that it does tend to have some latency issues at times, so is there anything I can do (gear wise wise or mixing wise) that can improve the latency without the need to install Zoom?
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Re: Latency Fix?

Postby where_theres_a_will_theres_a_way » Thu May 07, 2020 10:19 am

Zoom won't help either :o|

It's built in to the internet, delay, and unpredictable at that.

What you need is two brains, one that works in the present and one that works in the future. The one in the future knows what the other person played so can send that to the one that works in the present which can play along perfectly.

'course the one that works in the future is a short cut to knowing what was going happen anyway which kind of makes the idea of jamming a waste of time.

On a more serious note, it does beg the question as to how far is "too far" to make jamming impossible.. you've seen the "wave" of people clapping at open air events, that delay (latency) is like the internet delay.

Could social distancing be the end of jamming :shocked:
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Re: Latency Fix?

Postby forumuser773232 » Thu May 07, 2020 11:09 am

I watched the Rolling Stones isolation performance, and you could definitely tell, that was no bedroom unfiltered performance, first up Charlie is playing some box! That was recorded obviously prior or either they plugged into all sorts of recording consoles to get that sort of top grade sound.
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Re: Latency Fix?

Postby Pete Kaine » Thu May 07, 2020 11:54 am

These guys cropped up noticeably over the first few weeks of lockdown and a number of audio firms I deal with have used it for doing remote training sessions of late, it seems fairly smooth.

https://audiomovers.com

Latency is inevitable until we break the speed of light and/or time travel, but I certainly suspect that the consumer VoIP solutions are going to be less optimized than a more dedicated solution. Not a free service, but I expect they have costs in order to facilitate this and it's hardly a mass-market product.
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Re: Latency Fix?

Postby where_theres_a_will_theres_a_way » Thu May 07, 2020 2:12 pm

Interesting,

Makes me wonder if there is a market in the ISPs providing "guaranteed low latency" services (at extra charge of course). There would be loads of uses like...

Riding someone elses bicycle remotely
Boxing practice with a remote sparring partner
Juggling in two places at the same time, but with different items
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Postby Pete Kaine » Mon May 11, 2020 9:40 am

where_theres_a_will_theres_a_way wrote:Makes me wonder if there is a market in the ISPs providing "guaranteed low latency" services (at extra charge of course).

There looks to be a few B2B solution providers who do already specialise in this sort of service. I can't imagine it's cheap.
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