[LAU] [ANN] Nama version 1.078

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Date: Sunday, August 21, 2011 - 7:38 pm

I'm announcing a new release of Nama[1], with
several fixes and improvements:

- for visualizing/editing waveforms, Nama will invoke
Mhwavedit or Audacity on current track/version
(view_waveform, edit_waveform commands)
- envelope fades now work with transport seeking (fix in Ecasound 2.8.0)
- intuitive behavior for bus REC-enable flag
- reorganized source code
- documentation of variables and track subclasses

Nama is available as a Debian package,[2] as a native perl
distribution from CPAN[3] or from github.[4]

A blurb follows.




Nama performs multitrack recording, non-destructive
editing, mixing and mastering using the Ecasound audio
engine developed by Kai Vehmanen. Its command-line interface
enables users to perform many functions expected of a
digital audio workstation. A simple Tk-based GUI is also

Audio features

* stable and mature audio engine
* unlimited tracks supporting multiple WAV versions (AKA takes)
* track caching (AKA track freezing)
* effects (LADSPA, Ecasound)
* effect chains (multi-effect presets)
* effect profiles (multi-track presets)
* controllers
* sends
* inserts
* marks
* soloing
* regions
* buses
* edits
* instrument monitor outputs with per-musician mixes
* mastering mode
* project templates
* autoselect JACK/ALSA modes
* autodetect LADSPA plugins, Ecasound presets
* autosave project state
* launch Mhwaveedit on current track/version/waveform
* launch Audacity on current track/version/waveform
* Ladish Level 1 session handling.

Command prompt features

* grammar-based command language
* Ecasound interactive-mode commands
* shell commands
* perl code
* command history
* scripting
* user-defined commands
* autocompletion for commands, filenames, effect names
* help menus with keyword search


* simple and convenient
* two panels, no dialog boxes
* coexists with command prompt
* colors can be customized

Debugging resources

* track and bus status displays
* signal routing shown as Ecasound chain setup
* viewing of any and all data structures
* text-format config, project state and chain setup files
* separate debugging outputs at Nama and Ecasound levels
* mailing list support[5,6]

1. http://freeshell.de/~bolangi/cgi1/nama.cgi/00home.html
2. http://packages.debian.org/search?keywords=nama
3. http://search.cpan.org/dist/Audio-Nama/
4. http://github.com/~bolangi/nama
5. http://www.freelists.org/list/nama
6. http://eca.cx/ecasound/mlists.php

Joel Roth
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