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Old 02-05-2007, 10:06 AM   #1
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Default </;^}; NINJAM newbie seeks help

greeting and good day to all and everyone,

i m elbe, 1st time poster here.

to all the programmers, staff, forum posters and all others who make NINJAM and this forum possible, please permit me to embrace you all with exquisite gratitude.

can a group of vocalists sing together with no instruments with ninjam? can a group of talkers all recite at the same time with no instruments, and each one hear all the others. can one or a few of the group talk only and all others hear them?

where and how are servers avail? what are server and other costs?

what equpt does ea one in the group need?

tyvm.

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Old 02-05-2007, 11:01 AM   #2
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can a group of vocalists sing together with no instruments with ninjam? can a group of talkers all recite at the same time with no instruments, and each one hear all the others.
Not really... If it's scat, yes. If you time the music to do a round-style harmony, Yes. That would be tricky though....This Post explains a lot more about how Ninjam Works.

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can one or a few of the group talk only and all others hear them?
Yes, but the response time is exactly 1 Interval - Usually 4 or 8 beats of music away. Text-chat is realtime.... but that's read, not heard.

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where and how are servers avail? what are server and other costs?
Everything is free, and is available on the Ninjam website. If you want to set up a server, the program download is free... If you just want to use the open test servers, they're free too...

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what equpt does ea one in the group need?
A modern computer with a sound card. WinXP, Mac OSX, and Linux 2.4/2.6 should all work. Linux seems to deal better with cheap hardware, but it's a text only interface. Windows, with a good sound card works great on Kernel Streaming or ASIO drivers... My Old on-board NVIDIA audio did not like the windows version, but it worked quite well with Linux. My new SB X-Fi Platinum works quite well in Windows....

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Old 02-07-2007, 03:46 AM   #3
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greeting and good day to all and everyone,
can a group of vocalists sing together with no instruments with ninjam? can a group of talkers all recite at the same time with no instruments, and each one hear all the others. can one or a few of the group talk only and all others hear them?
Yes to all but it is a community so no server is dedicated to you and your group unless you ran your own server own your own bandwidth.
In which case if you find NINJAM fundermental to the working of your group it might be worth donating.
On the test servers others will also play so you would not have an exclusive server.
But saying that I and others would be happy playing music along with vocalists or even over a recital.

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where and how are servers avail? what are server and other costs?

what equpt does each one in the group need?
This is where you can find the test servers:
http://www.ninjam.com/jamfarm/index.php

The test servers are currently free and can be connected to without the need to register as of yet.

Each person needs the ninjam client and a soundcard capable of ASIO. If you are not sure if you have such a card you can download ASIO4ALL which is a software asio driver. Once this software is installed you will have an option in NINJAMs audio config called asio, then u will see asio4all. Once this is selected you just need to set the input you wish to transmit to others on ninjam.
For vocalist this would probably be you mic input.
You can use other inputs that are not asio but as we seen with some people this can put them out of sync with others.
Multimedia Asio can also be used but you will need to set the buffers to 600 and depending on how good your card is you may get clipping and pops in the sound you hear.

The other option is to use REAPER which can be found here: http://www.reaper.fm/
However, REAPER is a fully unrestricted audio application but it still needs donations as people can't live for free. So if you find you use it then you should donate but I'm sure after you see how great it is you would want too.

Other things to consider.
If you have low sound pickup on your mic you will need to enable mic boost on your sound cards recording options.

You can get asio4all for free here: http://www.asio4all.com/

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