[linux-audio-announce] Sweep 0.8.4 Released

Conrad Parker conrad at metadecks.org
Mon Aug 22 08:47:48 EDT 2005

Mon Aug 22 2005 -- Sweep 0.8.4 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:


New in this release

This is maintainance release, including:

 	* updates for ALSA 1.0 (Daniel Dreschers, Charles Turner),
	* a new Polish translation (Radoslaw Korzeniewski),
        * an updated russian translation (Alex Prokoudine),
	* a small fix to the German translation, and
	* various minor tweaks and improvements.

Release plans

This is likely to be the last Sweep release based on GTK+-1.2. Further
development will use GTK+-2.0 for the interface.

Over the last year, Peter Shorthose has developed a comprehensive set of
GTK+-2.0 patches for Sweep, and will handle their merging and ongoing
release management towards Sweep 1.0. Welcome Peter!

Development news

The trunk of sweep CVS has been migrated to a new Subversion repository.        
You can check it out by:                                                        

  svn co http://svn.metadecks.org/sweep/trunk sweep                             

svn.metadecks.org can also be browsed via trac at:                              


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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