1. A short summary of changes
A new native Python implementation of the ECI API has been added to
the package. Ecasound.el (ecasound-emacs) has been updated to version
0.8.2. Oggs and mp3s can be now streamed directly from network.
Author information is now visible in the LADSPA plugin descriptions.
Changes in ALSA-0.9 support improve usability of ecasound with
the new ALSA dmix PCM plugin. There have been many important
bugfixes including correct handling of short parameter fades,
broken chainsetup level looping, problems with creating temporary
files and minor build system issues.
2. What is ecasound?
Ecasound is a software package designed for multitrack audio
processing. It can be used for simple tasks like audio playback,
recording and format conversions, as well as for multitrack effect
processing, mixing, recording and signal recycling. Ecasound supports
a wide range of audio inputs, outputs and effect algorithms.
Effects and audio objects can be combined in various ways, and their
parameters can be controlled by operator objects like oscillators
and MIDI-CCs. A versatile console mode user-interface is included
in the package.
Ecasound is licensed under the GPL. The Ecasound Control Interface
(ECI) is licensed under the LGPL.
3. Changes since last release
Full list of changes is available at
4. Interface and configuration file changes
Janne Halttunen (the new Python ECI implementation)
Mario Lang (ecasound.el 0.8.2)
Junichi Uekawa (pyecasound.so build)
Kai Vehmanen (various)
Bug Hunting (items closed)
William Goldsmith (2)
Michael Hellwig (1)
Janno Liivak (1)
Raoul Megelas (1)
Feature requests (items implemented)
Oliver Thuns (1)
6. Links and files
Distributions with maintained ecasound support:
Agnula - http://www.agnula.org
Debian - http://packages.debian.org/unstable/sound/ecasound2.2.html
DeMuDi - http://www.demudi.org
FreeBSD - http://www.freebsd.org/ports/audio.html
Gentoo Linux - http://www.gentoo.org
PLD Linux - http://www.pld.org.pl
PlanetCCRMA - http://www-ccrma.stanford.edu/planetccrma/software
SuSE Linux - http://www.suse.de/en
Contrib Packages for Distributions:
Mandrake - http://rpm.nyvalls.se/sound9.0.html
Note! Distributors do not necessarily provide packages for
the very latest ecasound version.
Audio software for Linux!