An Introduction to remote music collaboration


In recent years the music industry has undergone a significant transformation with the advent of remote music collaboration tools, like Audiomovers’ LISTENTO, OMNIBUS and the most recent addition, Web Transmitter.

Musicians worldwide can now work together seamlessly, creating music in real-time without being in the same physical space and, in turn, opening up countless opportunities for artists to connect and create music they may not have had access to. 

With its unique solution to remote music collaboration, Audiomovers has enabled high-quality, long-lasting creative connections on a global scale, with music producers, artists, engineers, and industry powerhouses all championing and implementing LISTENTO, OMNIBUS and Web Transmitter into their daily workflows. 

LISTENTO enables you to transmit, record and collaborate on lossless audio in real-time. It comes in both audio plugin form and standalone app versions. It is designed to stream audio from any DAW to a web browser, the LISTENTO iPhone, Android app, or any other DAW, supporting real-time remote music collaboration with several lossless and compressed audio formats. 

OMNIBUS, on the other hand, simplifies and streamlines the process of routing multiple audio sources. It is a powerful, intuitive tool and has endless variations of applications within the pro audio, music and broadcasting industries. 

Web Transmitter brings the functionality of LISTENTO to your web browser, making it possible to stream, record and collaborate on HQ audio (up to lossless quality) directly from your browser in real time. 

In the following article, we will show you how you can utilize Audiomovers’ dynamic products to enhance your workflow, creative output and ability to collaborate remotely with ease, precision and quality at the forefront of the creative process. 

Mimicking the in-person experience 

LISTENTO supports lossless multichannel audio, provides up to 7.1.4 surround sound, and allows users to adjust latency and bit rate to suit their preferences. 

  • Streaming quality: Transmit up to 32 bit PCM audio uncompressed (as well as lower bitrate PCM and AAC codecs) 
  • Plugin formats: Stream audio from VST / AU / AAX plug-in 
  • Anytime, anywhere: Record and receive via web browser / plug-in / mobile application 

Whether you’re producing music, a podcast, a film score or any other project that requires high-quality audio, our remote recording software meets the high standards of audio professionals. 

Even if you’re thousands of miles away from a collaborator, you can expect low latency, high-quality audio streaming and recording that makes remote collaboration feel like you’re in the same room, with no delays. 

Remote music collaboration in action

With an endless list of applications, Audiomovers’ unique technology has facilitated HQ audio streaming and collaborative, reliable feedback across a multitude of industries, from music production, mixing, mastering, listening sessions with record labels and A&R managers – Audiomovers has kept the music industry connected 

In a recent episode of #NerdingOut, we had the honor of being joined by Abbey Road Studios Senior Engineer, Andrew Dudman. Andrew is one of the foremost British film-scoring engineers, having worked on recording blockbuster scores from Star Wars to Lord of the Rings, to Guardians of the Galaxy, Baby Driver, Gravity, and many many more.

Watch as he took us through how he first started using LISTENTO on recording sessions at Abbey Road Studios during the pandemic and how it has now become an integral part of his daily workflow. 

How to get started with Audiomovers 

To get started with using Audiomovers for remote music collaboration, the first step is to sign up for an account on our website

Depending on what exactly you are looking to achieve, you then download and install the LISTENTO and/or OMNIBUS plugin on your computer and Digital Audio Workstation (DAW). 

Click here to watch our full playlist of ‘Getting Started’ videos. 

What people also ask about remote music collaboration

What’s the best way to collaborate remotely?

By utilizing Audiomovers’ unique and adaptable plugins you can drastically improve the quality, ease and accessibility of your remote music collaborations. The most effective remote music collaboration setups should replicate what makes in person recording studios so impactful. In our experience, the ability to give and receive feedback in real-time ranks high among the factors. 

By using LISTENTO you can stream high-quality audio to a web browser, the LISTENTO mobile app. Or directly to another DAW with the LISTENTO Receiver plugin (download it here) so that you can collaborate with others in real time.

Can I jam with other musicians remotely?

Our servers can support 0.1-second latency while maintaining the highest quality, allowing you to record remotely or sing/play along with an audio program streamed from a remote location with relative ease. 

However, when it comes to remote music collaboration or “jamming” with someone over the internet, the specifics of your jamming session will determine its feasibility. Real-time jamming with tight, complex, or high-tempo rhythms may not be possible due to inevitable latency, regardless of your connection speed. 

On the other hand, lower tempo jamming or playing with less emphasis on rhythm, such as when a bassist and drummer are not jamming together, may be possible. Experimentation is necessary to determine what works best.

Is there a limit on how many people I can collaborate with remotely?

With remote music collaboration, the maximum number of listeners who can tune in varies depending on the plan you have selected. Basic plans allow for up to ten listeners, while Pro plans can accommodate up to 150 listeners. For larger audience sizes, you can inquire about our business plans. In LISTENTO these are described as ‘connected clients’.