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Linux.com: A First Look at GDAM, an Audio Mixer for Linux

Dec 23, 2000, 17:04 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Trae McCombs)

"GDAM? What's that? If you're wondering what GDAM stands for, the answer is "Geoff and Dave's Audio Mixer." First off, this article is just to whet your appetite. If you're seeking a detailed review, this isn't it. Here, I discuss what this software does best, improvements that could be made, and a few tricks to quickly get it up and running."

"An audio mixer works sort of like a DJ turntable tool. It lets you accomplish things you might do with a set of turntables and a microphone. You can tweak MP3 and WAV files until they barely resemble their original state. You can add beats to an existing track or you can fade one song to another -- much like the XMMS crossfade plugin, but you can set it at a certain point within the song or do it manually. Basically, it's a great DJ tool and even fun for the novice to tweak."

"As for improvements, this software isn't exactly the most attractive tool. Its interface feels clumsy and extremely non-intuitive. It does work however, but it's hard even to get going. But you don't have to go through the horror I did. Basic improvements needed are graphical. With another toolkit (maybe GTK+ or Qt) and a bit of direction this thing can really start rocking."

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