instaJam – iOS App that’s changing the way music is made

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – Musicians in search of a creative new way to create, collaborate and connect, can now download the brilliant new iOS app, instaJam at no-cost. instaJam is removing the boundaries between musicians and is changing the way music is made. If you ever have wanted to jam with a friend, an acquaintance, or family member but your schedules were in the way, perhaps there was a lot of distance separating you, or maybe you couldn’t find any recording space – instaJam is the app for you, solving all of those problems. instaJam is for every musician, all occasions, and can also be used by musicians in a solo-session mode as well.

instaJam encompasses audio layering technology, a multi-channel mixer, a drum machine, a looping machine and an effects processor to help musicians collaborate with each other in a unique way. Additionally, instaJam has a unique guitar tuner built into it that allows musicians to tune by ear right from their iPhone or utilize a built-in digital guitar tuner.

The application works as a multichannel mixer, audio-layering application with a smooth jam-session work-flow sitting on top of it. Powered by Amazon’s cloud servers which track the workflows of each session, send email notifications, store each audio-layer, and store the song when it’s completed it has the potential to support a large customer base. Each musician gets to record their music in a sequential workFlow that is configured when the session is created (i.e. drum first, guitar second, vocals third, etc.)

Additionally, each musician hears what the other person(s) preceeding them recorded as a backing track and add layers of sound through the audio layering technology built into the app. instaJam records the mic-line by itself while seamlessly mixing all of the layers contributed by others through a multi-channel mixer and back to the musician’s ears.

Ultimately, at the end of the entire session instaJam mixes everything together into a final song and sends it as an email attachment to all of the musicians that collaborated on it. Songs can be shared in numerous ways from within the app (twitter, facebook, email)

Quick Features:
* Universal app (iPhone, iPod, iPad)
* Collaborate with any musician
* Share songs via twitter, facebook, email
* Multichannel mixer
* Audio-layering and jam-session work-flow*
* Import backing tracks
* Drum machine
* Loop machine
* Effects processor
* Guitar tuner
* Great for guitar instructors

The application is especially appealing to casual musician’s who have gotten away from jamming and want to fire up a solo-session or re-connect with old friends. A lot of apps seek to have musicians perform real-time jam sessions and these apps fail for a number of different reasons. Don’t let your busy schedules get in the way of creating music. Add to compositions, when you want, how you want, with who you want.

This app is also great for guitar instructors, allowing instructors to create a session with one or more students, import backing tracks and pass it on to the student(s), culminating in a song compilation at the end of the assignment.

Device Requirements:
* iPad, iPhone or iPod
* iOS 6.0 or later
* Universal Application
* 17.9 MB

Pricing and Availability:
instaJam 1.0 is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the music category. Educational discounts are available.

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Hailing from Pennsylvania, Mike Lancaster is an indie developer who has a lot of IT skills and is a fairly good musician. InstaJam is his contribution to music. All Material and Software (C) Copyright 2014 Mike Lancaster. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.