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Make sure all participants use headphones, to avoid echo and feedback.
Encourage participants to use wired Ethernet rather than WiFi if at all possible. WiFi is much less reliable.
If a participant has consistently poor sound quality, try checking the quality of their Internet connection.
Avoid the microphone built into computer headsets; they cannot handle singing volumes. Try to use stand-alone microphones if possible. Even a computer's built-in microphone is preferable to a headset microphone.
Install Jamulus on each participant’s computer. Windows users will also need to install ASIO4ALL.
Set up a central Jamulus server. See our quick-start video guide if you are thinking of setting up the server in the cloud (recommended). It'll give you an idea of what is involved. This is the hard part, but hopefully at least one person in the group is sufficiently tech-savvy to do this.
Have everyone configure Jamulus and connect to the server. To avoid wasting everyone’s time, try to troubleshoot people’s connections one at a time before everyone gets together.
Encourage everyone to get familiar with how Jamulus works on their own time, before meeting as a group.
Once you have the ensemble working, try singing together. You may find it more difficult than you expect to get a satisfactory result, but don’t be discouraged. You have taken the first step, allowing you to consider how to use the technology to do new and amazing things.
See the Advanced Topics section for ways to extend Jamulus and connect it to other software.
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