Wired has the latest on Ejamming, who have purportedly demoed a soon-to-be released online collaborative platform for musicians that somehow, purportedly jaw-droppingly so, gets around the problem of multichannel audio latency over broadband networks.
I will be watching this, as the allegations are impressive to extreme. I own a MOTU 896 and a 1.2 GHz iBook G4, and I still get a second or so of latency in Cubase SX with all eight tracks on, each with merely a compression plugin enabled.
Once they have a platform that can match up band members that work as well together (or at least, as interestingly together) as certain secretive date matching algorithms, I’ll buy in. That’d be a hoot.