[linux-audio-announce] Sweep 0.5.8 -- now imports MP3 files
conrad at vergenet.net
Thu Oct 17 04:16:25 EDT 2002
Sweep 0.5.8 Development Release
Sweep is a sound wave editor, and it is now also generally useful as a
flexible recording and playback tool. 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:
MP3 import is now supported (via libmad). Minor bugs have been fixed in
rendering of record position and playback mixing.
There is a new page of audio demos made with Sweep. These demonstrate the
sounds of Scrubby, a tool which allows vinyl-like manipulation of digital
Sweep is designed to be intuitive and to give you full control. It includes
almost everything you would expect in a sound editor, and then some:
* precise, vinyl like scrubbing
* looped, reverse, and pitch-controlled playback
* playback mixing of unlimited independent tracks
* looped and reverse recording
* multichannel and 32 bit floating point PCM file support
* support for Ogg Vorbis and MP3 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.
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