Online Production Jam Sessions

Open collaborative jam sessions in Ableton Live
Co-creation in synchronised DAWs

Open collaborative jam sessions in Ableton Live
Co-creation in synchronised DAWs

The Underdog Live Jam is a format for real-time collaboration and jamming in Ableton Live, through the internet. The idea is that 2 or more participants compose music in real-time, and this music is synchronised into a master stream that compensates for any internet-based latency.

The result is an evolving musical playground that enables experimentation, dialogue and pleasant surprises as the participants "jam", working out emergent musical ideas as they manifest.

As a matter of practicality, secondary goals are to maintain a Zoom voice chat to enable direct voice feedback, and to potentially broadcast the session via Twitch.

How does it work practically?

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