Sweep sound editor 0.8.2 Released

Sweep sound editor 0.8.2 Released

Post by Conrad Parke » Thu, 01 May 2003 15:46:02



Wed Apr 30 2003 -- Sweep 0.8.2 Released
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Sweep is an audio editor and live playback tool for GNU/Linux, BSD and
compatible systems. It supports many music and voice formats including
WAV, AIFF, Ogg Vorbis, Speex and MP3, with multichannel editing and
LADSPA effects plugins. Inside lives a pesky little virtual stylus called
Scrubby who enjoys mixing around in your files.

This release is available as a source tarball at:

    http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/sweep/sweep-0.8.2.tar.gz?download

Latest News
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This release contains support for ALSA 0.9; this is configurable and could
do with widespread testing.

To build with ALSA support, simply configure with:

        ./configure --enable-alsa

Note that doing this will build a binary which will work with ALSA only,
and not attempt to use OSS. In future this will be replaced with plugins
for different pcm i/o methods, which should ease binary distribution.

Internationalization (i18n) improvements:

        * a complete audit of untranslateable strings, including
        mis-configured source files and unmarked strings, by
        Silvia Pfeiffer.

        * a new Greek translation by Dokianakis Fanis
        * a new Russian translation by Alexandre Prokoudine
        * an updated Italian translation by Yuri Bongiorno
        * an updated German translation by Silvia Pfeiffer

There is a new mailing list: sweep-i18n. List information is at
http://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/sweep-i18n

Additional changes include:

        * added VBR without DTX option for Speex 1.0 speech encoding
        * improved accuracy of sliders in processing dialogs

Events:

Conrad will presenting and demoing Sweep at the following upcoming events:

  Jul 10-13       LinuxTag 2003 (Karlsruhe, Germany)
                  Conference and Linux Audio Dev (LAD) exhibition booth
                  http://www.linuxtag.org/

  Jul 31 - Aug 3  UKUUG Linux Developers Conference (Edinburgh, Scotland)
                  http://www.ukuug.org/events/linux2003/


(Jan 12-13 2004, Adelaide, South Australia) is announced:

    http://www.metadecks.org/events/lca2004/

Further information
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Screenshots:

    http://www.metadecks.org/software/sweep/screenshots/

Some interesting audio recordings of Scrubby are at:

    http://www.metadecks.org/software/sweep/demos.html

Sweep is designed to be intuitive and to give you full control. It includes
almost everything you would expect in a sample editor, and then some:

        * precise, vinyl like scrubbing
        * looped, reverse, and pitch-controlled playback
        * playback mixing of unlimited independent tracks
        * looped and reverse recording
        * internationalisation
        * multichannel and 32 bit floating point PCM file support
        * support for Ogg Vorbis, MP3 and Speex compressed audio files
        * sample rate conversion and channel operations
        * LADSPA 1.1 effects support
        * multiple views, discontinuous selections
        * easy keybindings, mouse wheel zooming
        * unlimited undo/redo with fully revertible edit history
        * multithreaded background processing
        * shaded peak/mean waveform rendering, multiple colour schemes

Sweep is Free Software, available under the GNU General Public License.

More information is available at:

    http://www.metadecks.org/software/sweep/

Thanks to Pixar Animation Studios and CSIRO Australia for supporting the
development of this project.

enjoy :)

Conrad.

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