On Sat, Sep 25, 2010 at 03:44:33PM -0700, Patrick Shirkey wrote:
This business about the vocoder came up when I asked about Jamin back when I was mastering the Better Than Lahar album, and Fons replied explaining the problems with the FFT "EQ" in Jamin. It seems I've stirred it up again by mentioning that in this thread.
AIR, the recommended solutions were to use another mastering tool, such as the one that Julien worked on that has a GUI running in an interpreted lanugage (Python? Perl? I don't recall the name of it), or try PostFish (unmaintained, doesn't support JACK), or just build a mastering network out of LADSPA components such as SC4 compressor and a network of 3 or more parametric EQ's set to cross over each other. Or just stick with Jamin, and say, "screw it, good enough for free", which is the approach I ended up taking. My ears simply aren't good enough to hear the artifacts, and I had plenty of CPU power to deal with Jamin's inefficiency, so I just went with it. Plus, we hoped to make enough money to pay to get it remastered somewhere professionally in the future anyway, although, that never happened.
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