[PlanetCCRMA] Linux for Mastering

Mark Knecht Mark Knecht <markknecht@gmail.com>
Wed Jan 5 18:49:01 2005

On Wed, 5 Jan 2005 19:59:01 -0600, Jason Milo <jason.milo@gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm completely new to this list and Linux audio...so please be gentle...
> First off......Planet CCRMA kicks much butt!
> Secondly...
> I'm in the process of setting up a FC2 based mastering rig centered
> around jack, jamin, ardour, and I  am very please with my current
> systems capabilities.
> I have a bunch general Linux audio questions that I have researched,
> but have not found simple solutions....
> 1.  Metering - I have found some VU "round analog" looking
> meters....but I would like a unified metering  window that would fit a
> mastering environment (VU, PPM, Jellyfish, Freq analysis, etc...) any
> ideas?


> 2.  I want to be able to easily start mastering sessions using a
> common template that would include my jack/alsa "patchbay" settings,
> ardour and jamin session templates...I was thinking of writing a
> script to do this, but I don't want to re-invent the wheel....is there
> a session manager that works with all of the jack applications and the
> jack patchbay?

Not really, or at least II've not seen it work. There was a
'technology' (not an application) named ladcca (I think possibly
renamed) that was supposed to help with this but not many apps support
it. (Jamin may be one...)
> 3.  Are there any other mastering engineers on this list that are
> willing to explain their current hardware/software setups used for
> mastering?
> 4.  Any tips on how to get involved with open-source audio projects
> even though I'm not a true programmer.  I have great ideas related to
> audio apps, but I don't have the programming skills to execute these
> ideas.

Test, test, test. Also, wirite docs if you're good at that.

> Thanks in advance,
> Jason
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