FAQ

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 Yamujam and you can access it by clicking on the "garage" icon at the top, just above the wall with posts.

How am I protected as an author so that no one steals a song from me?

1. If you play a song that has never been heard anywhere, such as your novelty at a concert, at a campfire with friends or at a rehearsal room for your teammates, and someone tries to steal it from you, you have the right to enforce copyright. Of course, this is no different on Jamujam. The difference is that in the online world, you can prove the origin of your song more easily. If you are the author of a given song, then most likely your recording is the very first one. For example, if you upload a recording to Youtube, Soundcloud, Spotify, etc. where you play / sing your new song or even just a part of it, it is placed here with the date of saving without the possibility of antedating. Anyone else later concluding that the author of your song is he/she, without an undeniably previously saved record of the song or text that is demonstrably created earlier, they don't have much chance to defend their authorship.

2. When it comes to creating a potential hit with your band, you have the opportunity to create on Jamujam in private - no one will see the jam anywhere, only the creator and teammates. It's an invisible invitation-only jam. Then, of course, the same principles and guidelines apply as when you are composing a song with a band or teammates in a rehearsal room or send your new musical idea to teammates, for example by email…

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 use the studio on a mobile device?

On smart devices with an android, you can open the studio and work with it now. Of course, it is more applicable to tablets due to the size of the desktop. At the moment, the studio doesn't run on Apple's smart devices at all, because iOS is lagging in essential matters, so we have to adjust some things especially for Apple or Safari. The vision for the future is, of course, that you will be able to fully use the studio on all smart devices, whether it's Apple or Android. It's in the progress…

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.