[linux-audio-announce] Sweep 0.8.2 Released: ALSA 0.9 support, i18n updates

Conrad Parker conrad at vergenet.net
Wed Apr 30 07:42:39 EDT 2003

Wed Apr 30 2003 -- Sweep 0.8.2 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 called
Scrubby who enjoys mixing around in your files.

This release is available as a source tarball at:


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This release contains support for ALSA 0.9; this is configurable and could
do with widespread testing.
To build with ALSA support, simply configure with:
        ./configure --enable-alsa
Note that doing this will build a binary which will work with ALSA only,
and not attempt to use OSS. In future this will be replaced with plugins
for different pcm i/o methods, which should ease binary distribution.
Internationalization (i18n) improvements:
        * a complete audit of untranslateable strings, including
        mis-configured source files and unmarked strings, by
        Silvia Pfeiffer.
        * a new Greek translation by Dokianakis Fanis
        * a new Russian translation by Alexandre Prokoudine
        * an updated Italian translation by Yuri Bongiorno
        * an updated German translation by Silvia Pfeiffer
There is a new mailing list: sweep-i18n. List information is at
Additional changes include:
        * added VBR without DTX option for Speex 1.0 speech encoding
        * improved accuracy of sliders in processing dialogs
Conrad will presenting and demoing Sweep at the following upcoming events:
  Jul 10-13       LinuxTag 2003 (Karlsruhe, Germany)
                  Conference and Linux Audio Dev (LAD) exhibition booth
  Jul 31 - Aug 3  UKUUG Linux Developers Conference (Edinburgh, Scotland)
Plus, the Call for Participation for the Linux Audio Mini-Conf @ LCA2004
(Jan 12-13 2004, Adelaide, South Australia) is announced:

Further information



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
	* 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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