Sweep 0.5.1 Development Release
Sweep is a sound wave editor, and it is now also generally useful as a
flexible recording and playback tool. Inside lives a pesky little virtual
stylus called Scrubby who enjoys mixing around in your files.
This development release is available as a source tarball at:
The main change since version 0.5.0 is the inclusion of preferences saving.
This is done via libtdb, a rock-solid file datastore with concurrent access
initially developed for the Samba project by Andrew Tridgell.
Additionally, Sweep 0.5.1 supports the recently released version 1.0.0 of
Erik de Castro Lopo's powerful sound file library, libsndfile. Please note
that after installing libsndfile from source, you will need to set the
PKG_CONFIG_PATH environment variable before configuring Sweep, most likely
Summary of library dependencies:
* GTK+ 1.2 (standard in most Linux distributions)
* libsndfile-1.0.0, available at:
* libtdb, available in many distributions or at:
Sweep is designed to be intuitive and to give you full control. It includes
almost everything you would expect in a sound editor, and then some:
* precise, vinyl like scrubbing
* looped, reverse, and pitch-controlled playback
* playback mixing of unlimited independent tracks
* looped and reverse recording
* multichannel and 32 bit floating point file support
* 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
Help wanted! Sweep needs testing; please report any problems encountered!
Urgent development is required in the following areas: ALSA and Jack support,
updating of translations and user documentation.
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.