[linux-audio-user] Re: Just JAMin

Jan Depner eviltwin69 at cableone.net
Thu Dec 21 19:57:22 EST 2006

This is the way I do it.

Start JACK using qjackctl (or whatever way you want to do it).  Start
your Ardour session.  Add a stereo track to the session (call it JAMin
master).  Disconnect the outputs from the JAMin master track from
everything.  Start JAMin.  In the JAMin Ports menu select inputs and
connect Ardour master out 1 and 2 to JAMin inputs.  Make sure that the
Ardour master outs are only connected to the JAMin inputs.  Make sure
that all other track outputs (other than JAMin master) are connected to
Ardour master and not to any alsa playback ports.  In the JAMin Ports
menu connect JAMin outputs to Ardour->JAMIN master inputs and also alsa
playback 1 and 2.  At this point DO NOT record enable the JAMin master
track in Ardour.  Press play in Ardour and run through the song, setting
your JAMin EQ/compression/limiter settings and any scenes that you might
want for different sections of the song (verse, chorus, bridge, etc).
Run through it a few times until you get it where you want it.  Now you
can record enable the JAMin master track in Ardour and then press
play/record.  Switch scenes as needed.  I would suggest setting the
JAMin limiter to -0.1 dB instead of 0.0 due to possible overs when
converting to OGG at a later time.  When you have finished recording the
JAMin master track, Export the session and select just the JAMin master


On Thu, 2006-12-21 at 19:16 -0500, lanas wrote:
> On Wed, 20 Dec 2006 20:22:46 -0500
> Joe Hartley <jh at brainiac.com> écrivait:
> >>   Is there an easier way to record a JAMin mix than by using
> >> Ardour ?
> > I usually add an insert to the master channel in Ardour and connect it
> > to JAMin.  Then when it sounds the way I want, I simply do an export.
> That sounds (pardon the pun) good.  I gave it a try but got terrible
> results.  Here's how I tried it (Ardour is installed in French, so I
> translate the terms, please adjust if necesscelery ! ;-)
>   In the mixer window I clicked on 'output' and then 'edit' so that I
> get the 'output master' dialog box in which we see options such as 'add
> an output', 'remove an output', 'disconnect the whole thing'.  In the
> tabs there's one for JAMin since it's already up and running.  I click
> on the JAMin tab, and add something and then the sound goes way out of
> control.  So on so forth.
>   Better yet, is there a web page somewhere out there that explicitly
> describes the steps to do this kind of audio manipulations using these
> very precise tools ?
>   If you know, please lettuce know !  ;-)
> Cheers,
> Al
Jan 'Evil Twin' Depner

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