I experienced trouble when I wish to get a stereo WAV at 44.1 kHz 16-bit
signed. Basis is a Qtractor multi-track recording at 96 kHz 32-bit float.
In theory I could use any software as the mastering recorder, but I
would prefer to use something like jack_capture, just in case that a
production needs all the resources of the computer.
So far I didn't checked out how to master + directly do the conversion /
resampling when using jack_capture.
While the stereo mastering at 96 kHz 32-bit float is ok , I wasn't
able to do a converson / resampling that is suitable. I'm not talking
about a loss for the sound quality being on the cards, but about added
noise that is extremely loud, while the original mastering at 96 kHz
32-bit float is free of that kind of audible noise.
I also noticed that the 44.1 kHz 16-bit signed WAV need more MiB as the
original 96 kHz 32-bit float WAV does, mathematically nonsense.
To cut the matter short. I tested different apps. What apps did you
experienced as the best apps for doing the mastering and what apps for
doing conversion / resampling? How do you master + convert?
 by the way, for comparison of the sound quality with the multi-track
recording I needed to import the stereo master by Qtractor, because
Linux media players tend to reduced the sound quality and I always do
take care of the settings
PS regarding to Qtractor: There's something bad with the offset for
audio clips. While it's fine that the offset will add negative delay,
there are issues because of the values, when I try to compensate the
latency. The offset will change at different BPMs. And it's impossible
to e.g. compensate 5.3 ms, because I couldn't choose 5 ms, but I guess
just 3 ms and 7 ms or something similar, regarding to the BPM. Yesterday
I received an email from a friend who is a prestigious Jazz musician:
"[snip] bitte ohne Computer!!!!!!! [snip]", on English "please without
computer!!!!!!!". When prestigious Linux audio coders say that ms for
jitter and latency are inaudible, they please should get more contact to
I noticed inaudible "JackAudioDriver::ProcessAsync Process error
JackEngine::XRun: client = Qtractor was not run: state = 2" when using
Qtractor alone (without Rakarrack). I don't get this messages all the
time, but I do get those messages.
Btw. recording audio tracks by Qtractor will cause a loss of the audio
quality, while there seems to be no loss, when I record audio signals by
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