Each user’s internet speed and computer will have an effect on latency, making it difficult to play in sync over the Internet. However, if in the same location and connected to the same network, Muse is a great way to wirelessly connect everyone's devices, without the hassle of extra equipment. With fast enough internet, you can stream high quality audio or MIDI directly over the network with no audible latency.
There might be a few reasons why you don't see your microphone.
1. If you don't see your microphone in the input list, click the "Audio" tab in Muse's settings, then click "Show all audio devices" under Advanced Audio Settings. Once you do that, check to see if your microphone is now visible in the list, and that you can select it.
2. Make sure that your microphone permissions are enabled for Muse. You can do this by opening your Mac "System Preferences", selecting "Security & Privacy", and click into the "Privacy" tab. Click the lock icon at the bottom left to make changes, and in the list to the left, scroll down and click "Microphone" to see the permissions. Then in the list to the right, make sure Muse is selected so it has permissions.
If you are still running into problems detecting your microphone, contact support here.
For now Muse defaults to the first two channels on the device, and you won't be able to select another channel. For a temporary workaround, we recommend that you manually route the desired input to the first channel, or you can use your DAW to access all channels on the device and use Muse Audio Share to share the audio with the session.
If you gave Muse permission to access your microphone and still see the "microphone permission not granted" message, fully quit the app by right-clicking the Muse icon and pressing quit, then open Muse and check the settings page again. If you still see the "permission not granted" message, try restarting your computer and checking again.
If you are still running into issues, contact support here.
Depending on your computer speed, you may encounter a slight playback delay when sharing audio from the Muse Audio Share device. To fix this, use the Muse Multi-Output device for you setup, in place of Muse Audio Share. You can see how to properly setup the Multi-Output device in the Advanced Audio Settings Tutorial here.
The more users you have in your session, the more work your computer will need to do. Each additional audio device you share will add more stress on your machine. Things will get busier if you share high quality audio, video, and share your screen all while using a heavy DAW to process your plugins and audio. For now, we don't recommend more than 4 collaborators in your session unless your computer can handle heavy loads. If you have 4 collaborators or less in your session and are still experiencing lag or notice your computer getting too slow, start by lowering the video quality settings in Muse's Video Settings, or turn off any video feeds being shared with the session. To optimize performance, we recommend only sharing devices as you need them, and to remove devices not being used.
Make sure that drift correction is enabled for the Muse Audio Share device if using Muse Multi-Output. You can see how to properly setup the Multi-Output device in the Advanced Audio Settings Tutorial here.
If you want to send MIDI to the session, select your MIDI device from the list of MIDI inputs in Muse's MIDI settings.
If you want to receive MIDI data, verify that the Muse MIDI Output device is enabled in your DAW’s MIDI settings, and that the MIDI indicator is visible in the sidebar under the user’s shared devices. You can follow the 'Playing/Recording MIDI' section of the Feature Overview Tutorial here.
To share files with the session, simply drag and drop the file onto the chatbox. To download, click the file within the chatbox. You can see where the file was downloaded on your machine, or simply drag it from the chat into your DAW/desired location. You can follow the 'Chat/File Sharing' section of the Feature Overview Tutorial here.
Yes! If you want to allow a user to control your screen, start by sharing a screen with the session. To request control of your screen, a user needs to click on your shared video feed and click "Request Control" and you can give them access. You can follow the 'Screen Sharing/Screen Control' section of the Feature Overview Tutorial here.
To record audio over the network, open your DAW and select "Muse Recording" as the input. Then set up a Mackie Control device with Muse DAW Controller as the input, and enable the device. Lastly, set Muse's recording settings to minimize the recording delay. After setup, click the "R" button next to the device you want to start recording. You can follow the 'Recording Audio Overview' tutorial here.
We are currently in the Alpha stages of development, but we are constantly working toward making the app fully compatible with Windows. Although this will take some time, there are still workarounds to get the full experience of Muse on Windows. To learn more about limitations and workarounds for Muse on Windows, you can view the 'Windows Overview' tutorial here.
Because we don't currently have our own Muse Audio Driver on windows, we don't have a way to fix playback delay. You can view the 'Windows Overview' tutorial to learn more about limitations and workarounds on Windows here.
Currently this is not possible, but if you would like to see this feature please submit a feature request here, along with any feedback you have to help improve the app.
Please submit all bug reports, suggestions, feedback, or feature requests here.