BOJAM: Online Music Recording and Mixing

October 1, 2009

For all my aspiring musicians (and probably even non-musicians out there), check this out…such an awesome idea. The video above is old, but I just saw the beta site today (link below), and it’s pretty advanced. I’m not sure about the performance of “Africa” by Toto (LOL)…but BOJAM is “server-side” recording and mixing software: you don’t have to download anything on your computer to use it (except Flash, which we all have anyway). Even if you know nothing about making music, you can create or remix a song with other users from around the world. In theory, you could even have a band with four musicians who have never met in person–they just wrote a hit song together from four different places around the world.

Apparently, they’re still testing out the software, so they’re looking for new users to try it out and tell them how to make it better. To try it, go here, fill in the info, and you’ll be ready to play with the software. Trust me, it’s worth it.

http://bojam.com/betaregistration.html

-m

mike

29 Comments

  1. Maaark on October 3, 2009 at 6:13 pm

    This is amazing! Seriously! I’m already there.

    Thank you so much for sharing this info Mike. I really mean it. It’ll be really useful to me!

    Take care man!

  2. andreas215 on October 3, 2009 at 4:07 pm

    Hey Mike, I just listened to the POA at Okinawa. You did “Step Up” over POA, what I suggested ;) But did you forget the lyrics? :) You didn’t finish the step up part and then started to speak with the crowd :) It’s ok if you forgot the lyrics, but im just curious :)

  3. MARI_SABEL on October 3, 2009 at 1:21 pm

    Mike,it’s realy cool))thank you)))

  4. rockermeg on October 3, 2009 at 10:04 am

    Oh wow…THANKS MIKE
    I really appreciate this, I shall check it out.
    Nice one :)
    Thank you!
    xxx

  5. luckyluck on October 3, 2009 at 3:03 am

    Awesome .. if we are talking abt Technology something that sounds absurd would be possible, like this !!

  6. Reen on October 2, 2009 at 7:55 pm

    Good. Thanks Mike! :D How not to trust? (Como não confiar?)

  7. linky_luvslp on October 2, 2009 at 6:50 pm

    Hey babe, your right, i wouldnt be too ”sure” about th perfromance LOL but this might help me with my band =P ily mikey xxx<3ily<3xxx

  8. LPmadman on October 2, 2009 at 4:52 pm

    Yeah It sounds great and can be used as inspiration but no thank’s , it’s kinda weird for me , coz although ppl have the same passion in music but sometimes it’s very difficult to unify the vision especially with people who have never met in person ( and rarely anyone would succumb to it!! ) but I do bless the rains down in Africa dude lol !

  9. Madlen on October 2, 2009 at 1:10 pm

    Wow this is amazing…even I can try that lol :DA friend of mine was looking for a drummer to form a band so I guess this is a great opportunity ( I hope I spelled that right) for him :D

  10. dianlucas on October 2, 2009 at 10:38 am

    Hey Mike, I know this is aleatory, but just say ‘congratulations’ to all brazilians (including LP fans), because Rio won (Olympics 2016)! My God, I can’t believe!

  11. Roger on October 2, 2009 at 10:23 am

    XD XD that’s cool… but I’ll still studying music…

  12. Emiily on October 2, 2009 at 10:17 am

    Question: Do you guys know about the DBS leak? The whole album?

  13. natalia_spain on October 2, 2009 at 9:51 am

    jo….I’M VERY SADD!!! SPAIN NOT WINS FOR THE CITY OF THE “OLIMPIADAS” wins rio de janeiro T.T.T.T.T.T.T.T.T

  14. ShadowerLiltani on October 2, 2009 at 9:42 am

    I guess for a social thing, yeah, it’s cool. But I don’t think anyone will get famous using a program that sounds to me like it does the work for you. This is for people who really don’t know much about making music (I would probably get along with this program very well). Actually, ya know what it sounds like to me? The photoshop of the music world. I’m a writer, also, so, I’m not that interested…

  15. Michael1904 on October 2, 2009 at 9:18 am

    Hi Mike

    I’m studying music at college in Scotland. As part of a recording project, i’m writing a presentation on new technologies available to musicians today, and how these technologies change the industry. I’m also using it to pitch a few of my own ideas as to how technology can help musicians, and in particular, a concept of mine to help to revitalise the popularity of album sales. I’m also starting a little think-tank group as part of the college’s record label, to get people together to talk about these ideas more.

    Anyway, to the point: I always find your blog a great read, and posts like this on new gadgets, and on independant music are a great help and are motivating! Thanks.

  16. Lvix on October 2, 2009 at 7:00 am

    Damn, that’s cool! But what if they make a hit and they need to start touring… I think they need to meet together then:p

    Greetz,
    Lode

  17. Banquet_Tables_Pro on October 2, 2009 at 6:33 am

    Gotta love working from home.

  18. Aditya_the_warrior_within on October 2, 2009 at 5:07 am

    nice !

  19. liope on October 2, 2009 at 5:01 am

    That’s cool! But i prefer to listen to music not to make.. i think art works better for me! :P Maybe you could make a post with advices- recommendations about art, like you did once before! :)
    By the way i received your artbook yesterday! It is an excellent work! It really helps someone who can’t go to the artshow, to see how you think and how you see things from your point of view and also suggestes misgivings to why people turn their attention to a superstar that died! So i want to say i big thank you! :)..and one more thing: You’re the most down-to-earth rock start i’ve ever seen! :D

  20. jeffryLP on October 2, 2009 at 4:10 am

    Cool Gadget !! but no offense , the word ‘For all my aspiring musicians (and probably even non-musicians out there)’ and “Africa” by Toto !! is scare the hell outta me , dude .. LOL !!

  21. ShimizuAiko on October 2, 2009 at 2:49 am

    We can create songs and making music with people anywhere without have to meet in person !! its sound cool, seems I’ve to try it , btw about the song Afrika by Toto , that is the song I always wanted to listen when I was in love with someone , like right now, yeah I’m a newlywed and I’m waiting for the birth of my baby :D, so coincidence , thank for the info mike :)

  22. vickylp on October 2, 2009 at 1:15 am

    wow that’s really interesting! thanks!

  23. zahra on October 2, 2009 at 12:39 am

    I’M IN XD

  24. spraypaintNinkpens on October 2, 2009 at 12:15 am

    So we should expect more lp/fm material with the capabilities of using programs like these?

  25. Lucie3 on October 1, 2009 at 11:48 pm

    hey mike,Oct.1st is National Day of my country—China.hahaha~~~I’m Lucie,hope you remember my name.

  26. lp_fm_fan on October 1, 2009 at 11:15 pm

    First I want to say, that twitterfeed is definitely working, I was about to turn off my computer but I checked Twitter and surely enough your twitter account tweeted something, haha.

    And about the post: seems interesting, i do like to play with audio and stuff when i have time well i never actually mixed a song except one time for the LP remix contest on the bus in OKC…but that doesn’t count, I did play with random audio files, lol. i’ll have to look at that when i have no exams or school, ha.

  27. soyuneik on October 1, 2009 at 11:01 pm

    What was the name of that one program you did a post on? …mmm the one you cold sync a particular sound sample up with a video clip? This sounds cool, but I’m half dead thanks to this dumb computer passing its vundo germs to me. cleaned it off and now I’m sick…surrounded by mountains of tissues and death. DEATH. I leave all my belongings to my friend Starscream and my robot collection. What? Its like setting them free…. They can frolic in the grassy plains for all eternity. ..such a magical place. ::tears up:: Aspiring Musician my butt I’m gonna take over the world!

  28. linkinparc on October 1, 2009 at 10:52 pm

    allright mike thanks!

    how is the album writing looking so far? Now that chester is away with DBS you have…holidays?

    xo
    ana
    PS: could you visit my fansite: http://phoenix-farrell.celebfans.org ???

  29. abbykulyde on October 1, 2009 at 10:47 pm

    this is pretty interesting mike, thanks for sharing. speaking of gadgets, check out this technology to the next level: http://www.pomegranatephone.com/ TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE? pretty sick!

    and oh btw, i would like to thank you guys (MFR) for your effort in raising funds for the victims of Typhoon Ketsana here in Manila. but sadly, another super typhoon is in our vicinity..:(

    -abby

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