[linux-audio-announce] Sweep 0.5.10a -- Scary Scrubby!

Conrad Parker conrad at vergenet.net
Wed Oct 30 21:26:23 EST 2002

Sweep 0.5.10a 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 vertical zoom with a draggable dB scale
and mouse wheel control, and some basic channel operations: Duplicate to
stereo/multichannel, Swap left and right, Remove left/right, Mix down to
mono, and Add/Remove channels.

This release also includes compile fixes for Solaris, and a bug fix for
first-time file 'save'. Note that an earlier 0.5.10 release contained a
compilation error, now fixed in 0.5.10a.

A new section for screenshots contributed by users was recently added to the
screenshot tour:


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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