I'm announcing a maintenance update of Nama, with
several fixes and improvements.
- envelope fades now work with transport seeking (fix in Ecasound 2.8.0)
- more intuitive control of buses
- reorganized source code
- documentation of variables and track subclasses
Nama is available as a Debian package, or as a
native perl distribution from CPAN.
A blurb follows.
Nama is an application for multitrack recording,
non-destructive editing, mixing and mastering using the
Ecasound audio engine developed by Kai Vehmanen.
Primarily text-based, it also has a simple Tk based GUI.
* stable and mature audio engine
* unlimited tracks supporting multiple WAV versions (AKA takes),
* track caching (aka track freezing)
* effects (also presets, multitrack profiles)
* instrument monitor outputs with per-musician customized mix
* mastering mode
* project templates
* autoselect JACK/ALSA modes
* autodetects LADSPA plugins
* Ladish Level 1 session handling.
Command prompt features
* grammar-based command language
* Ecasound interactive-mode commands
* shell commands
* perl code
* command history
* user-defined commands
* autocompletion of commands and filenames
* help menus and keyword search
* simple and convenient
* coexists with command prompt
* colors can be customized
* no waveform visualization
* track and bus status displays
* signal routing shown as Ecasound chain setup
* viewing of any and all data structures
* separate debugging outputs at Nama and Ecasound levels
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