[linux-audio-announce] [ANN] JackMix 0.2 fresh on the shelfs

Arnold Krille arnold.krille at gmail.com
Sun Feb 4 07:51:51 EST 2007

taken from http://www.arnoldarts.de/drupal/?q=node/532 :

"One step back, two ahead!"

After almost two years of silence I managed to put together a new
release of JackMix. The name explained: Comparing to jackmix:0.1.0
some experimental features are dropped. On the other hand this release
is the first to use scons for the buildsystem and qt4 for the toolkit.

Download and installation

Download the source here:

After unpacking (tar xzf jackmix-0.2.tar.gz && cd jackmix-0.2) call
QTDIR=<path to your qt4-dir> scons configure to configure and
afterwards call scons to compile the app. Calling scons install will
install the binary in the chosen bin-directory but you will probably
test JackMix before doing that...

If your qt4 is installed in /usr/include/qt4 and /usr/lib/qt4 (as it
is on gentoo) you need to add qtlibs=/usr/lib/qt4 to the
configuration-command above. I will probably change/extend the
qt-check in the future but for now this has to be used.


Be sure to have a jackd running, preferable via qjackctl which also
has a nice window to connect inputs and outputs like the back of your

Next start jackmix. If all is well it will present you with a top-row
of controls, a big matrix in the middle and some controls on the
right. The top controls are the input gain, the right controls are
output gain. The matrix in the middle controls the levels sent from
the various inputs to the outputs.

If you are tired of the simple potis for each channel and want easier
mixing into stereo busses there is help available. Just select the
potis you want replaced by using "Select" from the context menu of
each control and then use "Replace" in the top-left control you want
replaced. If all is working JackMix will choose the biggest possible
replacing control (current available controls are mono-to-mono,
mono-to-stereo and stereo-to-stereo). You can fill the empty places
from the "Edit"-menu.

Adding and removing of input- and output-channels is also done from
the "Edit"-menu.
Please note that if no jackd is running, JackMix will start but not
show any controls. You can tell JackMix to create new channels, but
nothing will happen. Restart JackMix after starting jackd and go on
with your work.


Changes since 0.1:

-Using scons instead of autotools/make.
-Using qt4 instead of qt3.
-Dropped the potis borrowed from the kde-project. They where hard to
port to qt4 and the ones from qjackctl are much nicer and where easier
to port.
- The ability to connect faders is dropped. For future releases this
will be replaced by VCA-groups similar to bigger mixing-consoles.

Have a nice week,


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