[linux-audio-announce] Sweep 0.8.1 Released

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Subject: [linux-audio-announce] Sweep 0.8.1 Released
From: Conrad Parker (conrad@vergenet.net)
Date: Thu Feb 06 2003 - 11:53:09 EET

Thu Feb 6 2003 -- Sweep 0.8.1 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 development release is available as a source tarball at:


Latest News

This release contains performance improvements for basic editing operations,
including reduced memory consumption during cut and paste insert. It also
includes support for creation of new files on the command line, updated
handling of raw file loading through libsndfile, and updated support for
voice activity detection and intensity stereo coding features of the Speex
speech codec.

Mstation.org this month features interviews with Conrad Parker about
the history and development of Sweep, and with Erik de Castro Lopo, the
author of libsndfile and libsamplerate which are used by Sweep.

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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