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As a musician + developer, enabling bands to perform together remotely has been a dream of mine for a long time. When the pandemic occurred, this problem went from being novel to becoming an actual need––as the best venue for live music became the screen.
By only using a couple of browser APIs (Web MIDI & Worklets) and common multiplayer connections (WebSockets & RTCDataChannels), it’s now become possible to create an experience that’s both exciting for musicians to use, and show-goers to enjoy.
In this talk, you’ll see how using a combination of standard Web APIs and Observability practices has enabled distributed live music. You’ll also learn about how the remote show experience will become more exciting over time, and get a chance to play music together with the entire audience (no matter where you're joining from)!