Press Releases and News

ABC7 News discusses the power and promise of JackTrip, September 10, 2020

JackTrip Foundation Rolls Out Revolutionary “Virtual Studio” Enabling Groups To Make Music Together Online In Real Time

REDWOOD CITY, CA (8 September 2020) —An innovative new non-profit, JackTrip Foundation, has launched to make virtual music performance feasible and accessible to all. During the Coronavirus pandemic, live performances by singing and music groups have been put on hold while musicians around the world cannot safely perform together. Read More

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Trials & Innovations: Live Music During COVID-19

By Mike Huguenor • 09/08/2020. Socially distanced shows, live streams, and new tech won't be enough. On a Friday afternoon six months into quarantine, a smoke-pummeled San Francisco tuned into the first, and likely only, Inside Lands festival. Emotions in the attached chat room were high. “Let’s Goooooo,” typed Iamichelle08. Emogerine: “ahhhthis is exciting.” Read More

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CCRMA's Virtual Studio partnership with Ragazzi Boys Chorus

Sep 2 2020 San Francisco Classical Voice Paul Kotapish, managing editor at San Francisco Classical Voice, has some hopeful news for musicians desperate for opportunities to perform for audiences again in his recent article about how the acclaimed Ragazzi Boys Chorus is using JackTrip, the open-source software created at CCRMA to support high-quality audio network performance over the Internet. Read More

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Ragazzi Boys Chorus Leaps Into the Future With Virtual Studio

By Paul Kotapish September 1, 2020. As anyone who has participated in a Zoom or Skype meeting since sheltering in place knows all too well, the promise of real-time collaboration via the internet has yet to live up to its potential. Weird lags and gaps in the audio signal — commonly known as “latency” — can make it difficult to carry on a seamless conversation and almost impossible to make music together online. Read More

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Ragazzi Boys Chorus Pioneers Virtual Rehearsal Technology

REDWOOD CITY, CA (25 August 2020) —Ragazzi Boys Chorus is announcing successful testing of an innovative platform that enables real-time remote singing for chorus members. Based in the heart of Silicon Valley, the acclaimed chorus is solving the issue that has stymied musical ensembles during the Coronavirus pandemic: singing together while physically apart. Read More

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