Nice Jam I thought about using this same one myself as host.
To help facilitate I posted this on my Sound Click page so it
can be downloaded from there if anybody needs to.
( That means you Margaret)
http://www.soundclick.com/bands/pagemus ... dID=436239
As host you need to break to backing track into segments so
each jammer knows what segment to sign up for.
To do this listen to the track and watch the time to see where
the breaks are.
On this one I found it works something like this
Part 1 0 - 1:05
Part 2 1:06 - 2:03
Part 3 2:04 - 3:00
Part 4 3:01 - End
These times are somewhat approximate as sometimes a note at
the end of one may sustain into the next but it usually works out.
Then everyone signs up for a segment and the fun begins.
Many of us use Audacity as our recording and mixing format.
It is a free download and easy to use. If I can do it anybody
can. Just Google Audacity and links will come up for you.
(Don't forget to download the lame file for you will need this
to convert to MP3)
You should also have a place to post the finished jam so everybody
can hear it. Most of us tend to use Sound Click but there are others
(DMusic,PutFile and I'm sure many more)
It would help to read the "Stickys" at the top of the page to
get the logistics of how one of these works. There is a lot of
good information to be found there.
I hope this helps and as always