JackMix:0.4 – "JackMix (Un)L(e)ashed"

From the "doing-my-exams-I-need-a-break"- and the "long-long-time-ago"-depth. comes the next release of JackMix.

Whats new since 0.3?

Since 0.3 can save its own state (and load it again) it was only a small step to include lash-support. Well, it took some time after the last release but thats because I had to be real busy for work and university. And it seemed to be a bug somewhere in the new lash-part but currently I can't reproduce it, so I think I just release this version before it gets really old...


First grab the source from here: jackmix-0.4.1.tar.gz.

After unpacking you will probably build it: First guess is simply by calling "scons".

If you run into problems, just contact me. This 0.4.1-release features a new way of detecting qt and tracking of the internal qt-dependencies...

Currently there is no predefined way of installing the binary to some location. Just copy the built jackmix/jackmix to your destination of choice if you think it can be usefull in your daily routine.


Be sure to have a jackd running, preferable via qjackctl, which also has a nice window to connect inputs and outputs like the back of your rack.

Next start jackmix. If all is well it will present you with a top-row of controls, a big matrix in the middle and some controls on the right. The top controls are the input gain, the right controls are output gain. The matrix in the middle controls the levels sent from the various inputs to the outputs.

If you are tired of the simple potis for each channel and want easier mixing into stereo busses there is help available. Just select the potis you want replaced by using "Select" from the context menu of each control and then use "Replace" in the top-left control you want replaced. If all is working JackMix will choose the biggest possible replacing control (current available controls are mono-to-mono, mono-to-stereo and stereo-to-stereo). You can fill the empty places from the "Edit"-menu.

Adding and removing of input- and output-channels is also done from the "Edit"-menu.

Please note that if no jackd is running, JackMix will start but not show any controls. You can tell JackMix to create new channels, but nothing will happen. Restart JackMix after starting jackd and go on with your work.