Weekly soundclips (and how we make them)

Last update on Jan. 6, 2015.

Each week there are official community jam sessions on Friday & Saturday at 19:00 UTC.  We have a blast bringing together jammr users and playing online.  Of course you can jam any time you want on jammr, but the weekly jam sessions are a great way for both beginners and regular jammr users to play meaningful jam sessions with musicians from around the world.

Listen to soundclips from the weekly jam

After the weekly jam session we post soundclips with the highlights from hours of jamming.  You can watch the full playlist or subscribe to our YouTube Channel here.

How to make your own soundclips

1. Install a sound editing program

We recommend Audacity, a free sound editing program for Windows, Mac, and Linux.  You can also uses programs like REAPER or GarageBand for sound editing.  There are many options, just make sure you have a program that can import MPEG-4 AAC (.m4a files) and export your preferred audio file format (mp3, m4a, or flac).

2. Download recorded jams from jammr

After a jam session finishes, you will receive an email from jammr with links to the recorded jam.  Check your inbox for the email and click on the download link to get an .m4a file that you can import into your sound editing program.

Read the full details about recorded jams here.

3. Copy out your favorite soundclips

In your sound editor, skip through the audio until you find a segment that you'd like to keep.  Select a region around that segment (usually 1-3 minutes of audio is good) and copy it into your a new project in your sound editing program.

Make your soundclips nicer to listen to by adding a Fade In and Fade Out effect at the beginning and end of each clip.  In Audacity you can do this in the Effect menu.

4. Give credit to the musicians

Recorded jams on jammr are licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0.  You may copy, share, remix, sample, and use recorded jams both for non-commercial and commercial purposes.  However, you must give credit to the musicians that played in the jam.

Luckily each recorded jam on jammr has a list of users who played.  You just need to copy this list to grab the credits for the audio.  Follow the link in the recorded jam email you received to view the credits and other information about the recorded jam.

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