[linux-audio-announce] Sweep 0.5.12 Released

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Date: Friday, December 6, 2002 - 8:08 am

Sweep 0.5.12 Development Release
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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:

http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/sweep/sweep-0.5.12.tar.gz?download

NEW in this release:

* an updated Italian translation from Yuri Bongiorno

* resample (sample rate conversion): change the sample rate of a
file, for example from CD format to DAT format, or to any arbitrary
sample rate. This requires Erik de Castro Lopo's newly released
libsamplerate, available from http://www.mega-nerd.com/SRC/

* preview cut: hear how the area around the selection will sound
after the selection is cut out, including the parts between
selection regions for multi-region selections.

* preroll to cursor: play one second of sound leading up to the
cursor; useful for hearing the cursor position without moving it.

Bugs were fixed in MP3 loading and pitched playback (using QWERTY keys).

Screenshots:

http://www.metadecks.org/software/sweep/screenshots/

Some interesting audio recordings of Scrubby are at:

http://www.metadecks.org/software/sweep/demos.html

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:

http://www.metadecks.org/software/sweep/

Thanks to Pixar Animation Studios and CSIRO Australia for supporting the
development of this project.

enjoy :)

Conrad.

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