Audio latency is a big headache for musicians when using mainstream video conferencing software to play online. If you've tried this, you know how difficult and frustrating it can be to get things to stay in sync. This is primarily because audio latency in these programs is unacceptably high for musical performance. To add to the problem, their audio compression algorithms degrade audio quality so much that it will probably not be good enough for musicians' ears.
Koord was born out of the need to overcome this problem – If you and your bandmates are within 500km of our Real-Time Data Centers, our web service allows you to practice with your bandmates in sync in high quality from 43 locations around the world. 15 of these are Gen2 regions, where you can start a blazing-fast session and just focus on music creation.
With private sessions from Koord, it is possible to play in Real-Time from Amsterdam to Frankfurt, New York to Washington DC or from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur. Check out our Real-Time regions map to see where your closest data center is.
It's no longer necessary to be in the same physical space as your bandmates, to pay for rehearsal space or to lug gear from one place to another. With Koord, your rehearsal room is your home.
So what do you need to get going?
At Koord we like to keep it simple. No technical skills are required to create private sessions and you don't need to buy any special proprietary hardware to make it work.
All you need to get started is a computer with a decent internet connection (ethernet line if possible), and a pair of headphones to hear the session mix. If you are using Windows, you will need ASIO drivers, Macs usually have good low-latency audio interfaces built-in but a dedicated external interface will almost always provide better results.
Have you ever tried to rehearse with your band online? What has been your experience so far?
To start making some remote music, visit koord.live