[linux-audio-announce] Sweep 0.8.2 Released: ALSA 0.9 support, i18n updates

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Date: Wednesday, April 30, 2003 - 11:53 am

Wed Apr 30 2003 -- Sweep 0.8.2 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:


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This release contains support for ALSA 0.9; this is configurable and could
do with widespread testing.

To build with ALSA support, simply configure with:

./configure --enable-alsa

Note that doing this will build a binary which will work with ALSA only,
and not attempt to use OSS. In future this will be replaced with plugins
for different pcm i/o methods, which should ease binary distribution.

Internationalization (i18n) improvements:

* a complete audit of untranslateable strings, including
mis-configured source files and unmarked strings, by
Silvia Pfeiffer.

* a new Greek translation by Dokianakis Fanis
* a new Russian translation by Alexandre Prokoudine
* an updated Italian translation by Yuri Bongiorno
* an updated German translation by Silvia Pfeiffer

There is a new mailing list: sweep-i18n. List information is at

Additional changes include:

* added VBR without DTX option for Speex 1.0 speech encoding
* improved accuracy of sliders in processing dialogs


Conrad will presenting and demoing Sweep at the following upcoming events:

Jul 10-13 LinuxTag 2003 (Karlsruhe, Germany)
Conference and Linux Audio Dev (LAD) exhibition booth

Jul 31 - Aug 3 UKUUG Linux Developers Conference (Edinburgh, Scotland)

Plus, the Call for Participation for the Linux Audio Mini-Conf @ LCA2004
(Jan 12-13 2004, Adelaide, South Australia) is announced:


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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[linux-audio-announce] Sweep 0.8.2 Released: ALSA 0.9 suppor..., Conrad Parker, (Wed Apr 30, 11:53 am)
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[LAA] PHASEX home page revived, Dave Phillips, (Mon Apr 27, 12:54 pm)
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