[linux-audio-announce] Sweep 0.5.6 -- Scrubby is watching you

Conrad Parker conrad at vergenet.net
Wed Sep 25 04:24:18 EDT 2002

Sweep 0.5.6 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:


Changes in this version include monitoring of file modification, "are you
sure" dialogs, file revert, and many minor bug fixes.

There will be a demo of the latest Sweep features, including live DJing and
experimental music techniques and the Sydney LUG meeting on Sep. 27 2002;
see http://www.slug.org.au/ for details.

Summary of library dependencies:

	* GTK+ 1.2 (standard in most distributions)

	* libsndfile-1.0.x, available from:


    	* libtdb, available in many distributions or at:



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
	* internationalisation
	* multichannel and 32 bit floating point file support
	* 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

Help wanted! Sweep needs testing; please report any problems encountered!
Urgent development is required in the following areas: ALSA and Jack support,
updating of translations and user documentation. (NB. Sweep works fine with
ALSA under OSS emulation -- the native ALSA support needs some fixing).

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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