[linux-audio-announce] Sweep 0.5.11 Released

Conrad Parker conrad at vergenet.net
Thu Nov 28 02:10:00 EST 2002

Sweep 0.5.11 Development Release

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 development release is available as a source tarball at:


NEW features in this release include:

        * mixing and crossfading paste methods: copy a region from one file
        and mix or fade it into another file or elsewhere in the same file,
        with control of source and destination levels and phase.

        * navigation shortcuts to move between selection edges: move the
        cursor between the start and end of selection regions, and to the
        next edge of a multi-region selection, with Ctrl + Arrow Left/Right

        * view memories: assign the viewable area to a number on the numeric
        keypad with Ctrl+<Num>, and zoom back to it later by pressing that
        number. (NB. Num Lock must be on on your keyboard).

        * support for Speex 1.0beta3 ultra-wideband mode (32kHz). Speex is
        a high quality, patent-free and open source voice codec.

        * support for full-file application of Secret Rabbit Code

Additionally, minor bugs were fixed affecting portability of system error 
handling and detection of MP3 files.



Some interesting audio recordings of Scrubby are at:


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
	* 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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