Playing Over the Internet in Real-Time | JackTrip

by Austin Zhang

Free, open-source software (Mac, Windows, Linux) created by CCRMA of Stanford University. Allows users to play music with a peer (or multiple peers, though this is more difficult) over the internet in real-time (up to around 500 miles of physical distance). Not only is the audio sent over JackTrip real-time, but it’s also uncompressed, which makes it an invaluable tool for making studio-quality recordings over the internet. Use it to hear your students in higher fidelity, live-stream a concert with a friend 300 miles away, rehearse before a gig without needing to travel… the use is up to your own creativity.

Cons? Quite demanding on the computer and your internet connection. Command-line application with no easy-to-use user interface.