How do I create a post?

1. From your own newly created jam: Click on the pulsating microphone icon to get to the card for creating a new jam. You set everything you need, and a new jam is created. In the detail of the jam, click on the "enter" button. In the studio, create an audio track and click the share button. This will take you to the possibility of sharing the jam as a post...

2. From your own or someone else's older jam: Click on the share option in the jam tab. Attention - to share a jam as a post is possible only if there is already a version of the jam to play...

3. By sharing an already shared post: In the post tab, click on the share button...

What is the jam version?

It is the current state (image) of the given jam, which is exported and used for quick listening in the jam card. This is a necessary step to share a jam on the wall because otherwise there would be nothing for users to play in the post. You can create as many jam versions as you want. As the creating evolves, you can share new and new versions that will sound better and better, making your shared jam more attractive, and at the same time, you can describe in the description of the new version what your jam currently needs.

What does jam monitoring mean?

For the jams you are following, you will receive notifications when a new version is released.

Is it possible to make a non-musical post on Jamujam?

Not at the moment. Jamujam is primarily a musical social network that provides space for sharing musical skills and ideas. We don't want to make another Facebook… However, it is possible that in time we will allow paying users to share even regular posts with pictures, texts or videos.

What is a Garage?

The garage is a closed organizer for bands or music ensembles, which allows you to organize routine matters such as finances, tasks, shared dates, rehearsal times, dates of concerts, and other events. You can be a member in an unlimited number of garages and you can also set up several of your garages… To enter the garage, you must be logged in to Jamujam and you can access it by clicking on the "garage" icon at the top, just above the wall with posts.

How is it with intellectual property protection/copyright on Jamujam?

It is necessary to say right from the introduction that Jamujam.com itself has no interest or right to own the rights to the user-generated content. Also, none of the other users will take ownership of your content, if they forward it, share it, add it to the playlist, etc. We have stated this transparently in the terms of use.

As for creating your hits with the band - there's nothing to worry about, as you can compose your band songs in private - invisible jams. So you behave according to the same rules as to when you compose with your teammates in private in a rehearsal room...

Then here we have the sharing of musical ideas or your songs publicly on the network in the post:

If you're not afraid to upload your work on YouTube, Soundcloud, and Spotify, similarly, there is no reason to be afraid to upload a song or a developed idea on Jamujam. Because Jamujam does not differ significantly from the mentioned networks, which you may already use, in this respect. To fear that someone will officially impersonate the author of your embedded song a month later is more or less pointless. The assumption is that, as the author of the song, you are undoubtedly the first person on earth to record this song somewhere, either on networks as a post or on non-public cloud storage.

There is a greater risk that someone will "steal" a song from you if you mumble it somewhere in a pub, without recordings or the original data stored on a Google drive, for example, which would later prove that the song is really original work. This proves worse. Be careful.

How to secure "bulletproof" authorship?

If you want to be sure that you can prove that the song is yours at any time before you play it publicly anywhere or place it on social media, upload it and store it on private cloud storage first. Or send it to your email. Simply save it in such a way that it cannot be antedated. In the past, this was commonly done by uploading the author's works to a data carrier and storing them in a sealed box with a notary. Whenever someone appeared claiming to be the author, they would be quite easily questioned. With the advent of the internet, it's easier… It doesn't have to be a great recording or the final version of a song. It's about a melody and text. All you have to do is record it via your mobile phone at home, on a guitar or even a piano, sing it and if it will be at least half of the song, it is enough… If someone later wants to claim authorship for your song, you can demonstrably challenge that claim by showing the existence of the song long before someone else allegedly composed it…

How's Jamujam advertising?

You will see some advertising here. But with a focus on music issues only. Nothing more. We carefully select the products, websites, and events that we allow to advertise on Jamujam. Making Jamujam a drain for anything doesn't match our values and vision.

Where does Jamujam get the money for operation and development?

Currently only from creators who are also investors. Jamujam is currently available completely free of charge. In the future, it is expected that the full version of Jamujam will be charged a few Euros per month. In return, everyone will be allowed to use Jamujam without more nonsensical and annoying ads, and we will be able to work on making Jamujam better, safer, and smarter!

What is the ideal equipment specification for the trouble-free use of Jamujam Studio?

At least 8 GB RAM. It is the basis. But for completely comfortable work, we recommend 16 GB of RAM and higher. Of course, it depends on the difficulty of the specific jam. If it's a jam where only 5 tracks are needed, even weaker equipment can handle it. It is necessary to take into account that you work in the browser at all times, so it is better not to have a large number of other tabs open when working in the studio. We recommend Google Chrome or another Chrome browser...

Why do we recommend using Chrome browsers?

Because it's best-tuned and can do everything necessary for the smooth functioning of the creative Jamujam studio. If you use a different browser, not everything will probably work as it should. It's common even for other demanding web apps to recommend Chrome. And there are reasons for this. CAUTION: Even though you're using Chrome on smart devices, you're still using the Safari. It's a mess coming from Apple and a trap for developers. Therefore, you will not be able to start the studio properly on smart devices yet. Safari is lagging in essential matters, so we have to make a special version of the studio purely for it... (Thanks to Apple!)

Can I have Jamujam on my mobile device?

As for the social network and the Garage (band organizer), yes, you can. This works on a mobile phone normally - the website is fully responsive. Alternatively, a mobile app in the Google Play Store is already available for Android users. Apple device users have to wait, it's more complicated to release the app, but we're working on it.

As for the studio - it should work on tablets in a limited mode. Unfortunately, the studio is quite unusable on small mobile phones for the time being. But we say to ourselves... if the studio was also fully functional on a mobile phone - who would want to do something there...? Which doesn't mean we're postponing it completely. On the contrary - we want to make it work there as well. It's just not a current priority.

What's the quality and type of audio files that Jamujam works with?

You work with OGG files in the studio. The quality is set to the 128 kbps mp3 equivalent. OGG is a state-of-the-art type of (compressed) audio file. The quality is better than mp3, and at the same time, it is less data-intensive, which is an important factor for a web application. You can read more about OGG here. Only with Apple smart devices we sometimes have to work with mp3 files because Safari can't play OGG files...

What type of files can be imported into studio tracks?

MP3, OGG, and WAW. When uploading, your files are being automatically converted to the OGG studio working format (128 kbps).

Does it make sense to import extra high-quality files into studio tracks?

No. When uploading audio files to the studio, the data is converted automatically to the studio's default working format (OGG 128 kbps). This quality is a compromise between the minimum data load of the online studio and, at the same time, good quality, which is more than enough for the creative process within Jamujam.

In what format and quality is the jam mix exported to disk?

You can choose whether to export in OGG or mp3. Both variants are of 128 kbps quality.

What if the sound is too distorted in a trace?

If you record via the "record" button in the Jamujam studio directly, the soundtrack can sometimes be a bit distorted, as the recording is done through the browser, and although Google Chrome is best for this, it has its drawbacks... It also depends on machine performance and current processes in the background, of course... For better quality, record audio in the audio recording application on your device. Insert this file, ideally in mp3 format, into the Jamujam track (import button at the top left). If it's still bad, the problem is probably with the device you're recording through.

How do I get the best possible recordings when creating in the studio?

When you make an audio recording in Jamujam (record button) directly, you record de-facto via a web browser. It works quite well, but it has its possibilities and limitations. If you want to create in the maximum possible sound quality, we recommend making recordings in applications that you have inside the device, for example, ordinary sound recording or recording software that you use normally will suffice. Then insert the mp3 file with the recording into your Jamujam track. (import button).

Will Jamujam studio fully replace professional desktop recording software?

Not for now. Above all, Jamujam makes it easier to compose songs together, come up with arrangements and create musical ideas in an unparalleled way. It is not our primary intention to replace desktop professional recording and mastering programs. Jamujam creative studio works online completely in a web browser, so the quality of audio files must be optimized. That's why it doesn't make sense (yet).

What is the maximum number of tracks in the studio?

30 tracks is a max. It would be great to have more, but we must take into account the limits of the web application or browser and its performance...

What if I accidentally delete something?

Does not matter. Everything you delete can be found in the drawer. You can drag it back to the workspace. If something is deleted from the drawer, you will find it in the deleted folder… You can find the drawer and the folder with deleted tracks in the studio on the right bar.

What about saving in the studio?

It happens automatically at ten-second intervals. At the bottom of the studio is a storage indicator. If the indicator is currently saving, do not turn off or refresh the browser studio window otherwise, the latest changes will not be saved…

What to do if something does not work or the application freezes?

You work in a web browser and Jamujam studio is a demanding web application. We recommend using a browser from Google Chrome or a browser with its core.

If something doesn't work, refresh the page. Everything on Jamujam is stored continuously and automatically (10-second intervals) - the storage indicator is at the bottom. So you will not lose anything. Of course, it's not a good idea to refresh the page until saving is completed...

If the page freezes more often, try closing other tabs and unused programs while working in Jamujam. Even though the Jamujam creative studio is optimized as best as possible, it can easily use up to 2 GB of RAM in the short term. Last but not least, make sure you have the latest version of your browser.

Why can't I edit some foreign tracks?

If you aren't the author of the jam, you can't edit tracks that have a closed lock icon. This means that the author of the track doesn't want it to be edited. However, you can mute locked tracks if they are undesirable for your work. The mutation will be saved only for you, other users won't it.

Can anyone edit or delete my tracks in the jam?

It depends on you. You can have the track (un)locked for editing by other users. For example, in a band, where you create in a close-knit group of teammates, you can leave it unlocked for other members to work with. Otherwise, you can lock it. Then only the author of the jam may delete or modify your track.

Is it possible to record MIDI in the Jamujam studio?

Not yet. But we are counting on it in the future.

Are there any effects in the Jamujam studio?

Not yet. But we are counting on it in the future.

How is a creation done on Jamujam?

The creation takes place in a shared creative studio. The common practice is that, for example, someone from the band may think of a song. He starts a private band jam and puts the main theme of the song in the Jamujam studio. For example, an acoustic guitar with vocals. Then he invites band members or friends and watches, for example, the bass player recording several types of bass lines, the second guitarist recording a few ideas with arrangements, and gradually the song is being created...

There is a section with comments right in the Jamujam studio, so you can communicate the whole creation right here... As soon as you meet the band at the rehearsal room, everyone knows what is going on and you don't have to linger by inventing the song, but you can play it right away... So Jamujam makes your time together more efficient.

How do you add a track in the Jamujam studio?

There are two ways:

1. Probably more preferred is to record your part in the program you normally use on your PC. For example, Ableton, Logic Pro X, etc. And then you upload this track from the file to the online Jamujam studio. This method is popular because everyone likes to create in their recording program, which they are used to using. Then there is also the sound quality factor, which will probably always be better for recording on a desktop program than for recording directly to the Jamujam studio, where it is recorded via a browser.

2. You can record directly to the Jamujam studio. This is useful when there is no audio program installed on your computer or when it is just a matter of sharing a quick sketch of a musical idea, melody, arrangement, etc., where great sound is not necessary. When uploading directly to the Jamujam studio, it is necessary to take into account the fact that it is uploaded via a browser. This means many external sound cards aren't likely to work the way you're used to with desktop programs. The best way to upload to an online web studio is via an external PC microphone or a simpler external device such as an I-rig, etc...

Why a jam or its version cannot be changed in a shared post?

As such, you can remake jams and release new versions as you like.

However, once you share your version of jam as a post, the post is linked to that version of the jam and cannot be changed. If you don't like how the jam in your post sounds, you can delete the post and create a new one with a new version of the jam. It's similar to sharing a video post on YouTube, for example. If it doesn't work, you need to delete the video post, upload new content, and re-share it online.

Why is it like this? Purely from a practical point of view and for the sake of order: We will explain this best with an example:

Someone will make a post from their new jam. In the version of the jam, which is thus shared on the wall, as a post, there will be a terribly recorded song... 10 people will comment on this fact and point it out. Subsequently, the author of the post edits their jam. the author will improve the initially weak singing by 100% to please the audience more. And here comes the collision between what the responding users commented on the original jam, versus the sound of the just newly remade jam... It won't make sense to the new audience. Therefore, the best option is to delete the entire post and create a brand new one with a new version of jam.