[linux-audio-user] Mastering deck mix

Robert Persson ireneshusband at yahoo.co.uk
Sat Dec 4 01:40:30 EST 2004

On Thursday 02 December 2004 17:26, tim hall wrote:
> Last Thursday 02 December 2004 19:40, Ben Edwards (lists) was like:
> > Secondly was wondering if there was any way of using audacity/jamin
> > together.  Idealy I want to use ardour/jamin but audacity is a lot
> > simpler and is a good fallback.
> For what you want it may work out easier to use Ardour with JAMin. I guess
> you need to run Jackd, I've never tried it otherwise.
> > Thirdly - and this is the most important question - any advide as to how
> > to master a deck mix for recording/streaming.  I am planing to use jamin
> > to do this but general advice/other options also good.
> JAMin really is _the_ mastering app.
> tim hall
> http://glastonburymusic.org.uk
> (close enough for laying on of hands if need be ;-)

IMO there is a place for a simple recording utility that works with jack.  
Ardour isn't intuitive the way audacity is.  This evening I managed to record 
30 minutes of nothing with it.  Today's job was to try and get vst 
instruments working under linux.  Learning Ardour was going to happen some 
time next week.  I can't do everything at once, but if there are no easy 
tools to take away some of the pain you end up having to be an instant expert 
in order to be able to do any creative work.  There is also the instablity of 
many of the linux audio packages to be considered, particularly if you made 
an unfortunate decision somewhere along the line (SuSE 9.1 in my case - it's 
fine for a business desktop, but not for audio).  The more complex and 
minority-user-targeted the application the more problems you are likely to 
have.  For what I needed to do this evening I would have used kRecord if it 
worked with Jack.  Something simple that works (unlike me - I am both 
intensely cerebral and unemployed).

Is there Jack support in the Audacity source code?  If so that may push me 
that bit closer to ditching SuSE and going back to Gentoo because Gentoo 
builds usually do actually build (except on macs).  If the audio applications 
I've got running now are as unstable as they seem and won't play ball with 
each other I might as well do audio work with a casstte deck and an abacus.

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