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

Dec 23, 2000, 17:04 (0 Talkback[s])
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"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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