[linux-audio-announce] Sweep 0.9.2 Released

peter zenadsl6252 at zen.co.uk
Tue Feb 6 20:14:31 EST 2007

Wed Feb 7 2007 -- Sweep 0.9.2 Released

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
Scrubby who enjoys mixing around in your files.

This release is available as a source tarball at:


New in this release

	* ALSA is now the default driver. see README.OSS for oss
	* minimum supported gtk version raised to 2.4 
	* added the "hand tool" for panning the display with inertia
	  (Radoslaw Korzeniewski)
	* can now open multiple files via the gtk file selector
	* implemented accel editing via the usual gtk method
	* added tdb lock override (Takashi Iwai)
	* remove support for libsndfile0 (Erik de Castro Lopo)
	* remove direct flac support as it's supported by libsndfile now
	  (Erik de Castro Lopo)
	* added a new splash screen (Pascal Klein)
	* fix segfault when closing windows while others were still loading
	* other bugs addressed and changes made. run "svn log" on a copy of svn
	  trunk for details, or check http://trac.metadecks.org/timeline

Further information



Some interesting audio recordings of Scrubby are at:


Sweep is designed to be intuitive and to give you full control. It
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:


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

enjoy :)

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