Who is Cyborg Llama for?
any musician, any ensemble
collaborate with friends down the street or around the world
create entirely within CL or export audio/video for further editing
utilize the many practice tools and student/teacher feedback features
Asynchronous Collaboration Made Easy.
Cyborg Llama is an app that automates asynchronous collaboration on multi-track video/audio recording projects.
In other words: Instant 'Hollywood Squares' performance project - just add musicians.
Cyborg Llama eliminates all video and audio editing necessary to remote ensemble collaborations. All musicians need to do is perform into a laptop or desktop camera and microphone alongside their colleagues and, bada-bing bada-boom, you have your recording.
How Does Cyborg Llama Work?
Cyborg Llama works on any laptop or desktop computer (it does not work on iPads, tablets, surfaces, or mobile devices) with an accessible camera and microphone through a recent version of either the Firefox or Chrome web browser. You'll just need wired headphones, and a google account (gmail or professional/school address serviced by google) without Family Link enabled.
Oh, and you'll need to push the record button.
What Does Cyborg Llama Cost?
Cyborg Llama is FREE forever to use the free version.
Pricing for the full version:
The project creator pays for licensing that covers all their collaborators.
$5/month for 1-10 users
$10/month for 11-25 users
$20/month for 26-50 users
$30/month for 51-75 users etc
*NOTE: yearly subscriptions also available*
For example: I get four friends together to play in a quintet. As the project creator, I would pay $5 per month we work. Once I add my friends to my subscription account, they are included in the licensing. Their cost is covered in the $5 I paid.
Additionally, my subscription includes unlimited use - we can work on as many different projects as we want.
If you have questions about how subscription pricing works, please go HERE for more examples.
How is a Cyborg Llama subscription so cheap? Find out more on the FAQ page!
How to Use Cyborg Llama with a Large Ensemble (part I):
Can I See Cyborg Llama Work?
demo of performance:
piece performed is an excerpt from York Bowen's Viola Quartet
demo of performance:
piece performed is the Die Schlacht from Biber's Battalia
demo of educational features (part I):
demo of educational features (part II):
How to Use Cyborg Llama with a Large Ensemble (part II):
Who We Are
We are the brother/sister creators of Cyborg Llama.
When the COVID-19 pandemic hit the USA in March 2020, Joelle needed to find a way to move her youth orchestras online. Finding no satisfactory option that would continue to support young musicians in ensemble-skill acquisition, she complained to Garrett.
Garrett made Cyborg Llama.
Since then, not only have Joelle's orchestras (ages 6-14) used CL to learn and prepare ensemble repertoire, but also conservatory students, university faculty, freelance musicians, and members of professional orchestras have used Cyborg Llama to make music.
What People are Saying
Cyborg Llama is easy, efficient, fun, and rewarding. It's true:
"I think it's really fun to get to be in an orchestra while in quarantine and be able to use an app like this to make it easier! I also love playing my viola with other people"
CK, orchestra student
"Cyborg Llama is an intuitive learning tool which my 12 year old finds easy to use. The practice mode allows her to keep trying until she perfects the piece. The individual mode gives her the opportunity to record and playback the music and evaluate how it blends with the other pre-recorded work. Overall an excellent tool for all musicians."
"Recording and remote collaborating is quick and easy!"
Mark Janello, faculty Peabody Conservatory
SV, orchestra parent
"This app makes remote collaboration easy and accessible. It also works seamlessly with external microphones so that you can easily use the app for casual and professional projects alike."
"I think Cyborg Llama is super easy to use. You can listen back to yourself in Practice Mode and easily correct your mistakes. It sounds awesome when everything is put together and it's super fun"
SK, orchestra student
"CL is an amazing app which gives musicians of all ages the opportunity to enjoy the experience of orchestra at the convenience of their homes"
Gavon Peck, freelance violist
LN, orchestra parent
Be in Touch
email us with your questions
*NOTE: for troubleshooting help requests, please post to the Cyborg Llama Forum. We cannot guarantee adequate tech support for problems submitted via the form below*
IF YOU ARE STUCK IN AN 'AUTHENTICATION LOOP' and are unable to successfully access CL, please refer to the 'authentication loop' section of the troubleshooting page.