JackTrip Update

Allan Petker News about Other Groups

Singers are interested in devices and developments that can enable us to sing together.  This one is not cheap but enables singing on zoom if everyone has the same device.  I think it is too expensive and we'll be able to sing together in person sometime sooner than later.  Allan

JACKTRIPJanuary 18, 2021   Celebrating the Life of Martin Luther King, Jr.Today in the United States of America, we celebrate the life and legacy of the Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King Jr. King was one of the most influential figures in our country's history, best known for advancing civil rights through nonviolent civil disobedience. After the events of the past year, King's message of equality, unity and peace resonates as strong as ever. Today is a reminder that our diversity makes us stronger, to respect our differences, and to recognize the continuing need to address all forms of inequality.    Virtual Studio DevicesA new batch of JackTrip Virtual Studio Devices (with fresh new paint jobs) are now available for purchase on Amazon. The latest batch will likely sell out soon, but we expect to refresh inventory again next week.JackTrip Virtual Studio DeviceWe've been struggling to keep up with the exponential growth in demand, having to continuously reset even our most optimistic projections. At the quantity we build these at, we need to have each order uniquely manufactured, which takes 8-10 weeks. This requires investing as much cash as possible into our supply chain, and we've learned just how hard that is to do as a bootstrapped non-profit.Please hang in with us as we work through these growing pains. We have thousands of more devices arriving over the next 6 weeks, and are exploring different financing options to help further ramp up production.   Virtual Studio PricingWe are very encouraged by the positive feedback we received about subscription pricing for the JackTrip Virtual Studio managed servers. Given the current pandemic surge and our readiness to roll this out, we have decided to extend the free beta through the end of February. JACKTRIPMany people have asked about support. JackTrip is currently powered by an awesome community of volunteers. While this enables us to answer hundreds of inquiries per month, we recognize the need to do more. We intend to hire a staff to help provide basic assistance for paid subscribers. We are also considering subscription plans for VIP support and additional service offerings. We will send more information about signing up for subscription plans next month.   Believe In Music WeekJackTrip is exhibiting this week at Believe In Music, hosted by the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM). It's a content-packed virtual conference with free registration for all. Not surprisingly, many sessions this year focus on education and making music during the pandemic. We welcome you to drop by our virtual booth and schedule a time to talk. JackTrip Foundation, https://jacktrip.org, Palo Alto, CAUnsubscribe Manage preferences

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