Times are somehow a little difficult, and jam sessions are especially hard to organize with all kinds of restrictions and no place to go.
That is why we invite people to join us in our private 5lakes-NINJAM-server.
To join in you'll have to request a personal (handmade) account with us; at the moment the request for access is to be made via private message to @fairplay on the Sequencer.de-forum (https://www.sequencer.de/synthesizer/conversations/add?to=fairplay).
We'll answer there and eventually you receive the servers internet-address, a user-id and a password to log into the NINJAM-server with the ReaNINJAM-plugin within the REAPER-DAW. That enables you to participate in (or even organize) NINJAM-sessions.
Apart from the possibility to record a session on your computer all recordings of the previous day on the NINJAM-server are automatically uploaded around 3am to a password-protected webspace to which all our NINJAM-users have download-access.
Find more information about NINJAM in general (https://www.cockos.com/ninjam/) and our setup in particular (https://5lakes.design-werkstatt.net/notes/?page_id=4&title=notizen-fur-ambiosonics-jam-sessions-via-ninjam).
Recordings from the first NINJAM-session 2021 which took place on monday, january 11th, can be found on Bandcamp following this link: https://five-lakes-music.bandcamp.com/album/session-07-ninjam
Hope you enjoy what you hear there - Bandcamp is also a great place to look for more/other music - have fun!
There was 5lakes-music before the year 2020 and they made some jam-sessions and recordings.
Most of the stuff is unfortunately gone, but some is not and what is found will be added over time to the before 2020-page on this site.
At the time of this writing there a three collections - interesting and worthwhile to listen to - from Bandcamp included; more will follow when found a polished a little.
Technical optimizations and improvements, new features, ideas and possibilites - it will never be finished, especially on the net.
But: we have reached a point where we passed the inital setup and even have set a pretty good standard for ourselves:
Now could and should be the time to use it for what it was intended: make music, perhaps even good music...
Archive of NINJAM sessions
An archive with the recordings of the sessions on our NINJAM-server is now available.
The session-recordings of the sessions from the previous day are automatically collected each night, packed into one ZIP-file and also automatically uploaded here.
There is no manual preselection in this process, so it is likely that there are many empty projects as every time someone connects to the empty server a new session is started. Interesting might be the ones that comprise of a couple of Megabytes of data.
To identify a special session check for the date and time which is reflected in the files name.
The files from the archive can be downloaded and imported into REAPER by dragging the '.log'-file from the folder-structure into an REAPER-project-window.
Notes collection in regard to automation of tasks under Mac OS X 10.
The goal here is to make the NINJAM- server as autonomous as possible, initially with tasks like
At the same time considerations moving the NINJAM-Server to a simple Raspberry Pi 4B with larger storage attached, as the NINJAM on Linux has a few more features attached - like private rooms (which we not necessarily need), moderaters message (uhm -hmm?), perhaps voting system (seems to have been removed from the current version).
A test-compile of the server on a Raspberry Pi went smoothly and seemed to perform very nicely.
First blog entry.
In learning a new programming language the first program you write is usually the 'Hello World' application, which just displays a window and shows the words 'Hello World!'
This blog-entry is the same - it is just to place a window onto an empty webpage and greet the world...
...while i think about it: probably we should think larger these days and rather greet the universe?