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Scalpel Audio Editor

Scalpel is an audio editor for Linux. It aims to provide a simple-to-use and easy-to-extend audio editor. Scalpel still has some rough edges but is quite usable. Scalpel uses PyGTK for the user interface, Numpy for the internal processing, ALSA for the audio playing, and libsndfile for reading and writing files. A minimal part of the code is written in Cython for better performance.

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Recent releases

  •  04 Dec 2010 12:38

    Release Notes: Tabs are used to display the audio files. C functions are used for a snappier display. An effect can now have dialogs. Effects can be written easily just by dropping a file in the scalpel/fx/ directory. New effects include Volume, Filters, Convolution, and Bit Crusher. The user is asked before overwriting an existing file. The ability to select multiple files in the "Open File" dialog was added.

    •  29 Dec 2009 11:26

      Release Notes: This release improves the display speed, tidies up the UI, and makes the space bar toggle play/stop.

      •  23 Aug 2009 19:42

        Release Notes: This release opens drag’n'dropped files. Pressing the mouse middle button shifts the wave display. Mouse scrolling now zooms in and out. ALT + mouse scrolling scrolls the wave display. There is a "Save Selection As" feature and a "Save Before Closing?" dialog. Double clicking resumes selection. The scrollbar now behaves well when arrows are clicked. The rewind and forward buttons have been removed.

        •  19 Jul 2009 09:14

          Release Notes: Installation issues were fixed.

          •  05 Jul 2009 20:17

            Release Notes: Mix functionality, extendable selection, and fade in/out effects.


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