[LAU] Subject: Albums under a label recorded and/or mixed with Linux

Patrick Shirkey pshirkey at boosthardware.com
Wed Sep 29 08:08:46 UTC 2010

On Wed, September 29, 2010 12:19 am, sonofzev at iinet.net.au wrote:
> I've used Jamin a number of times for self-mastering releases, including a
> vinyl
> release in 2009. While I would prefer to go to a professional mastering
> agency my
> return from music currently doesn't justify it (it doesn't even pay my
> ardour
> subscription :) ).. . The labels I've submitted too were more happy with
> the
> mastering quality (probably happier than I was .. although the problem is
> my
> skill level not the software quality).
> Jamin does a very good job, I can't see any reason to change it.
> As for resources, I have got in the habit of not rendering my final
> mix-down to
> stereo and then mastering, but simply inserting Jamin into the main output
> of
> Ardour.. this allows for any adjustments to be made at the mix level (e.g.
> a
> channel being too loud)... without going through the process of rendering
> again..
> On a AMD Phenom II X3 720 OC'd to ~3.5 GHZ.. I have not exceeded resource
> limits
> on 24 channel (48KHz 32 bit broadcast wav)... with numerous plugins,
> including
> some of the more complex ones then going through JACK while retaining a
> 128
> period and 3 buffer setting on jackd - remembering that everything inside
> Jack is
> in on one processor core... (with the other cores simply providing smooth
> X11
> rendering e.t.c..) ..
> It's not a eeepc but it is just an average spec PC.. (with some high
> quality parts).

With conflicting reports like this it is sounding possible that the issue
is compiler or library related.

I don't doubt that Fons and Adrien have experienced the issues that they
have reported but there are also plenty of people who have not experienced
them too.

Patrick Shirkey
Boost Hardware Ltd.

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