Through closing down theatres, concert halls all artists moved to online tools. Only: there is no way to play or sing online together, as latencies interrupt and focusing on one audio stream cuts multi-stream exchange. So looking for a tool, the community found soundjack.eu, which provides solutions for this by establishing adjustable point-to-point connections.
What it does
It reduces expected latencies (single-tripend-to-end: microphone to remote speaker) in the region of (in average) (1) 500ms (2) 50ms (3) 30ms. minimal latency in ideal situations (internet connection etc.) to be expected much lower.
How I built it
Connecting existing initiatives, doing research, coding.
Challenges I ran into
Finding technical, communication and institutional partners.
Accomplishments that I'm proud of
Combining hackethons as method, creating a swiss edition @ versusvirus.ch
What I learned
Hackethons are intense.
What's next for digital stage
Launching the website, if everything goes smooth, tomorrow. There's a beta concert at digital-stage.net on 20th of April. Meanwhile building a community around the tool.
MEMBERS OF TEAM EU HACKATHON:
Martin Burr - Team Lead Tobias Hegemann - Head of Development Jan Petzold - Development Claudio Cappellari - Streaming Expert Julia Wacker - Musical Expert Julian Klein - Initiator