Thorsten Wilms wrote:
> I would like to hear of your needs regarding final mixdown
I know I'm the trouble maker, but if you ask..
> - Do you export once in the end, or do you do tests in
export once when finished; then usually bounce the same with different
Sometimes there's a preliminary mixdown or rare "exchange-exports"
(bounce all tracks and re-import as new project)
> - Do you work with stereo and/or multi-channel?
stereo and 5.1 (in my case: 6 mono output tracks)
> - What are your targets: CD, DVD, Web?
AIFF - the next man is a mac ;-)
> - Bits and sampling rates you need?
48000kHz - 16 and 24 bits.
> - Do you or would you like to export to several formats at
> If yes, which exactly?
i usually export 16 bit and a 24 bit AIFFS @48kHz
sometimes various wav file formats for easy-exchange, hard to be
dep. on project: lame helps me with 192kbit/s high-quality mp3 and
oggenc does the rest.
For rare CD productions: obviously 16bit, 44.1kHz wav :o
> - Do you know of outstanding solutions in any application?
It would be nice to have an export mode to glue mastered [ardour]
sessions together for making seamless continuously playing CDs of
separate song-sessions! (select overlay/x-fade tracks? , graphical cue
edit ?, no more hand-tweaking .toc files!) - there's surely some
software to aid that purpose already that you can build on.
Also it would be great if the A/V offset could be (optionally) written
in the file's header when exporting eg. WAV files. - I've made a similar
feat. request on ardour-dev and there's something already in the queue
for importing file's offsets - but that's not due before the
> - If you use Jamin, do you feed it with multitrack material
i rarely use jamin and if i do then as last stage post ardour's master
out (after the mixdown). - I sometimes use jack-rack for multitrack
material in a bus, works just fine.