Jam With Chrome

Chrome experiment that enables people worldwide to create music together, in real time.

Jam with Chrome is browser based collaborative music making platform, it fully emulates advanced music software in browser environment. The experience allows users to choose between 19 different instruments (different samplers, bass, guitars and drums) and invite up to three other users to create a jam session. During the sessions users can play together and change settings of the jam such as global tempo and key. All instruments can be played in easy or pro mode allowing both musicians and non musicians to play with the platform.

Jam was created in HTML5 making use of webAudio API for programmatic audio control note by note, syncronization and pattern creation. The platform was built using GoSockets deployed on Google Compute to allwow for real time interaction of users.

My role: interaction design and techical lead working with internal team and developers to design the interface, define and test the user experience and technical overseeing of development.

Project created whilst working at Google Creative Labs London.

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