Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is this place anyway?

Jamly is an online music collaboration platform. You can record music and make clips instantly with people from all over the world. Try it, it's really neat.

2. What can I do here?

From Jamly's homepage, You can either record or upload a new song or play with the session cards to learn about popular Jamly sessions, click on a card to go to the session page and watch it.
You can also put your mouse cursor above your profile image on top to open your user menu.

3. How do I record a new song?

Press the 'Record a New Song' box from the home page. A new page opens, please tell us the following details about your new session:

  • Name of the song you're recording
  • Who performed it originally (if it's a cover version)
  • What instrument you're going to play (and whether you're also singing)
  • Whether you want to record video track or audio only track

Providing these details will later help other users find your session and join it. Click on 'Take me to the studio' when you're done.

When entering the studio, you'll be prompted by the browser to allow media access. Please click on 'Allow' to enable recording on your browser. Allow your browser to activate your microphone and camera if you have one. Hit the red record button, that's it. When you're done you can hit play to listen to your track. In the end, press the upload button.

4. How do I upload a new song?

You can start a new session in Jamly by uploading a track you've previously recorded. It can be either video track, or audio-only track. Press the 'Upload a New Song' box from the home page. A new page opens, please tell us the following details about your new session:

  • Name of the song you're recording
  • Who performed it originally (if it's a cover version)
  • What instrument you're going to play (and whether you're also singing)

Providing these details will later help other users find your session and join it. Click on 'Select file to upload' when you're done. You will be redirected to a page where you'll be asked to choose a file to upload. Most media types are supported. After choosing a file, click on 'Upload'. After a few minutes, you'll be able to see your new session on Jamly, and other users can start joining you.

5. How do I join an existing song?

When you hear a song you love just hit the 'Join this Session' button next to the video player to join. Then choose which instrument\voice you will be recording, allow browser to use your microphone and camera (make sure you are wearing headphones at this stage), and hit the record button.

6. What do I do in Jamly Studio when starting a new session?

Recording a new session is very easy. Click on the red record button in order to start recording. After you press it, you'll see a countdown that enables you to get ready.

If you want to configure your camera/microphone settings, click on the camera icon in the address bar, change your settings, and then reload the page.

Now all you need to do is to play or sing your song!

Press on the stop recording button when you're done. You can now listen to your new recording. If you're not happy with it, click on the restart recording button to start again. Once you're happy with your recording, click on the upload button.

Once the upload is complete, you'll be able to see your new session on Jamly, and other users can start joining you.

7. What do I do in Jamly Studio when joining an existing session?

You're now recording a new track to an existing session. This will create a new branch on the sessions tree.

During your recording, the existing tracks will be played, so you can play along with them. If you're using a microphone to record, don't forget to wear headphones in order to avoid feedback in your recording.

If you want to configure your camera/microphone settings, click on the camera icon in the address bar, change your settings, and then reload the page.

Click on the red recording button when you're ready. After a countdown, the playback will begin to play and your recording will start.

Your recording will also be stopped automatically when the song is over. You can also stop if before, by clicking on the stop button. After you've finished recording, you can listen to the new mix that was created.

Sometimes the mix gets little bit out of sync or out of balance during the processing. If you think it happened, you can fix it by using the buttons below which can shift your track in time, and change its volume.

Once you're happy with the mix, click on the upload button. After it's uploaded, your new session will be created on Jamly along with it's new branch on the sessions tree.

8. When I join an existing session, how do I make sure I didn't mess up?

When you record on an existing song, you can take your time to listen to your new track right after you are done recording. You can also use the sync\balance buttons on the bottom to make sure everything is the way you want it to be. Then press upload to publish your content.

9. Why the studio isn't recording me?

Make sure your recording device is plugged and idntified properly by your computer. Check if it works in other applications. If you have several device plugged, you can configure which one will be used in Jamly by clicking on the small xamera icon in the address bar.

10. What can I do in the session page?

In the session page you can watch a session that has been recorded on Jamly together with all relevant info about it.

Click on the red + sign to join this session. You will be asked to specify the instrument/voice you are recording. Your browser will ask you to allow microphone and camera usage, click on 'Allow' to proceed.

Jamly's sessions tree shows the way this session was created. You can use it to switch to any session you like within a given song.

11. What can I do in the profile page?

In the profile page you can find useful information about a user such as sessions s/he participates in.

You can also send the user a message, or, if you are looking at your own profile you can reply to messages and edit your personal settings.