[linux-audio-announce] Sweep 0.8.4 Released

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Date: Monday, August 22, 2005 - 12:48 pm

Mon Aug 22 2005 -- Sweep 0.8.4 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:


New in this release

This is maintainance release, including:

* updates for ALSA 1.0 (Daniel Dreschers, Charles Turner),
* a new Polish translation (Radoslaw Korzeniewski),
* an updated russian translation (Alex Prokoudine),
* a small fix to the German translation, and
* various minor tweaks and improvements.

Release plans

This is likely to be the last Sweep release based on GTK+-1.2. Further
development will use GTK+-2.0 for the interface.

Over the last year, Peter Shorthose has developed a comprehensive set of
GTK+-2.0 patches for Sweep, and will handle their merging and ongoing
release management towards Sweep 1.0. Welcome Peter!

Development news

The trunk of sweep CVS has been migrated to a new Subversion repository.
You can check it out by:

svn co http://svn.metadecks.org/sweep/trunk sweep

svn.metadecks.org can also be browsed via trac at:


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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