Sing with your chorus, or jam with your band without leaving home. Virtual Studio is a tool for musicians that enables them to produce music together over common Internet connections. It delivers high quality sound with minimal time delay, so that musicians can keep the beat and stay in harmony. It can make it sound like you are in the same room next to each other, even when you are actually hundreds of miles apart.
The Virtual Studio web application offers an easy-to-use interface for assembling your group, and connecting everyone together using a JackTrip audio hub server. It can also be used to manage our Virtual Studio devices, or any custom built devices that use our Raspberry Pi disk images.
The Virtual Studio service was originally developed for a chorus of over 200 members, and is currently being used by groups of over 80. While proper scalability testing is ongoing, our initial tests indicate that it can support hundreds of musicians performing together. When it comes to scale, we haven't found anything that even comes close.
JackTrip Virtual Studio devices will soon be available at an affordable price of $150 (about $200 including recommended accessories as shown).
JackTrip managed cloud audio servers will be available for free, for a limited time during the Beta. While we have not established final pricing, we expect the price after this time to be very low, in the range of a few dollars per hour for a typical group.
As a non-profit organization, our goal is the wide availability of this service so that musicians can easily collaborate over the Internet, especially during this pandemic.