Wed Jan 18 2006 -- Sweep 0.9.0 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
Scrubby who enjoys mixing around in your files.
This release is available as a source tarball at:
New in this release
This release is the first in a new unstable series.
* sweep now uses gtk2 for it's interface
* improved mp3 detection and loading
* a new SVG icon for sweep (Alex Kloss)
* corrected a note to key mapping for pc keyboard playback (Paul
* an updated Spanish translation (Waldo Ramirez Montano)
* an updated Polish translation (Radoslaw Korzeniewski)
* more minor tweaks and improvements.
This first release based on gtk2 begins what we hope will be a short
lived unstable series, leading up to the stable 1.0 release.
The priority will be ensuring that the gtk2 port really is complete
and bug free, but it's likely that a few important or useful new
features will be squeezed in.
* jack support
* simple file loading via drag and drop
* some form of LADSPA plugin browser (with bookmarks, search etc)
* modular drivers (no more hardcoded default)
When 1.0 is released, work will begin on what will become sweep 2.0.
this will be based around Conrad's libremix library and will enable
to perform on disk editing (removing the need to load entire files
memory), non destructive editing and much more besides.
The only significant change over 0.8.4 comes from the use of gtk2
for the interface. as such, you will now need gtk-2.0 (version 2.2.0 or
and it's dependencies to use sweep and the associated development
to build sweep 0.9.0 from source.
gtk-2.0 can be found here:
Or via your distribution's package system. (apt, rpm etc)
See here for information on accessing or contributing to sweep's
You can find a nice overview of recent changes or report bugs
And of course, drop by our irc channel #sweep on irc.freenode.net and
can talk to us directly.
Some interesting audio recordings of Scrubby are at:
Sweep is designed to be intuitive and to give you full control. It
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
* 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.
Linuxaudio.org has released its first compilation CD of music by artists
using libre software - Tux Power! Every single part of the CD was made
on Linux, including all the music, the mastering (with Jamin) and the
artwork (with Scribus).
Dave Griffiths - Latiaxis
Torben Hohn - Wo sind wir
Kai Vehmanen - Traaginen runnoja
Brian Redfern - Zusa
Frank Barknecht - Invitation to the Pure Data Trigger Gang Bang
The FSB's - Babylon
Eric Devost - RagReggae
Robert Jonnsson - Norma
RachelAPP - I want some sweets
X-11 - Can't put me down
Austin Acton - One Percent
Ryan Gallagher - Departure
Michal Seta - In a vacuum
Aaron Johnson - Planetscape
J.C. Wilson - 1 of 5
Joseph Sarlo - The Scent of Vanilla
Ivica Bukvic - SlipStream Scapes V: Lullaby
Full preview versions of the tracks in Ogg Vorbis format are available
to download from:
You can also download a tarball containing all the Vorbis files and a
readme file with details of the software used by the artists featured on
If you would like to distribute this CD, a full set of WAV files and a
PDF of insert artwork are available on request. Offers of mirrors would
be very welcome.
I have just released the first version of SilentJack:
SilentJack is a silence/dead air detector for the Jack Audio
Connection Kit. It monitors the peak levels on a single JACK input
port, and checks to see if they are below a specified theshold.
SilentJack then runs a command after silence has been detected for a
given number of seconds. It then waits for the command the finish,
and waits for a grace period before detecting silence again.
Hope it is of use to someone!
I'm pleased to announce the release of Rivendell v0.9.64. Rivendell is a
full-featured Radio Automation System that is available under the GNU Public
License. From the NEWS file:
*** snip snip ***
Waveform Visualization Optimization. Major work has been done on
decreasing the time required to open a cart in RDLibrary's Marker
Editor, for both PCM16 and MPEG formatted audio.
Bugfixes. See the ChangeLog.
This version requires that, at a minimum, libradio-0.95.0 and
librhpi-0.94.4 be installed. If installing from RPM, the version of
the currently installed libraries can be determined by doing:
rpm -q libradio
rpm -q librhpi
As always, be sure to run RDAdmin immediately after
upgrading to allow any necessary changes to the database schema to
*** snip snip ***
This release of Rivendell also sees the debut of RPM support for SuSE
Professional 10.0. Further information, including download links can be
| Frederick F. Gleason, Jr. | Director of Broadcast Software Development |
| | Salem Radio Labs |
| Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. |
| Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote. |
| -- Benjamin Franklin |
a happy new year to all folks on the gregorian calendar, and a generic
happy next 365 days to everyone else!
the music department at columbia university are taking the list server
down for an upgrade on the coming weekend, so expect interruptions for
linux-audio-dev, linux-audio-user and linux-audio-announce. you will
probably want to keep a copy of all the mails you send over the weekend,
so that you can re-send them in case they end up in the bit bucket.
let me take this opportunity to thank douglas irving repetto for many
years of painless hosting and friendly help, and the entire music dept.
for their generous donation of iron and bandwidth. kudos, guys!
rumor has it that the new list server will be an os x machine. hopefully
this will make the lists even more user-friendly and aesthetically
pleasing than before ;)
all the best,
-------- Original Message --------
Subject: music.columbia.edu server downtime
Date: Mon, 2 Jan 2006 16:21:13 -0500
From: douglas irving repetto <douglas(a)music.columbia.edu>
We will be upgrading the music.columbia.edu server this weekend.
Hopefully all of the work will be done on Saturday, but it may extend
into Sunday. music.columbia.edu will not be available during the
downtime. That means no websites will be served, no email will be
sent/delivered, no mailing lists will function, etc.
I'll send an update later this week with info about some changes that
you'll see on the new server.
Happy new year,
.......... repetto....... http://works.music.columbia.edu/organism
home://germany/45128 essen/lortzingstr. 11/
if you are a free (as in "free speech") software developer
and you happen to be travelling near my home, drop me a line
and come round for a free (as in "free beer") beer. :-D
gmidimonitor is GTK+ application that shows MIDI events.
Currently MIDI events can be received at an ALSA sequencer port only.
Support for other sources like ALSA RawMIDI port may be added in
This release adds dumping of sysex data and somewhat limited MMC
Special thanks to Katharine Manton (kayelem) for testing and feedback.
Source tarball can be downloaded from project site, "Downloads" section
Nedko Arnaudov <GnuPG KeyID: DE1716B0>