Jamin is a suite of audio monitors, EQ, limiters, gates, and more, designed to serve as an audio mastering studio.
Full-featured, mature, stable; a complete mastering suite with fine-grain controls.
Jamin is a full suite of EQ, gates, compressors, and monitor tools. If you don't know how to use these tools, Jamin may be overkill. A simple limiter on your output channel may suffice (not that you shouldn't learn Jamin!).
Install Jamin from http://slackbuilds.org
Jamin is a stand-alone, JACK-aware mastering application. Its rightful place is situated between the mix and the final output, but it isn't a dedicated mixer, so you should not necessarily be using Jamin at the beginning of your musical project. The work flow, rather, is:
- Generate music in a DAW or a modular studio.
- Mix individual tracks by ear.
- Connect your master stereo out into Jamin.
- Master the mix.
- Record output.
In other words, you start with several tracks because that's what you are using while you are composing. You do whatever amount of mixing you need to do in order to continue work through until completion. Then go back to your project (or pass it off to your audio mixer) and re-mix it as needed to make it a dynamic and “living” piece of music. Finally, take the output of that mix and master it with Jamin for fine adjustments to the downmix, and record the results.
Your workflow might be different, but that is, at least, the theoretical process.