console-based digital audio editer released

Willem van der Walt wvdwalt at
Thu Mar 31 03:08:14 EDT 2011

I am wondering why you needed to make the change to catchkey for your 
version of Debian, as I ran that script under all kinds of linuxes without 
As for finer marking of positions, yes, I aggree that I need to do 
something there.
Since the release of the editor, I have added a track splitting feature as 
I needed it for stuff I had to do at work.
I have not gotten around to updating the man page yet though.
After dae has been installed by a number of people, I have also changed 
the default audio device to alsa in place of /dev/dsp as that seem to work 
better in most cases.
It also seem that building ecasound against the installed python sorts out 
a number of timing issues that some people encountered.
The steps for doing this is described in the manual.
Kind regards, Willem

On Tue, 29 Mar 2011, Ari Moisio wrote:

> Hello
> Thank you for making this available. I had add following  lines to the 
> catchkey script to make it work with Debiann Squeeze:
> "4f1b 0050                              ") echo f1
> ;;
> "4f1b 0051                              ") echo f2
> ;;
> "4f1b 0052                              ") echo f3
> ;;
> "4f1b 0053                              ") echo f4
> ;;
> "5b1b 3531 007e                         ") echo f5
> ;;
> Another nice feature would be to have a  way to adjust the place marker more 
> precisely, for example play couple of seconds recording before and after the 
> marker with a short  gap at the marker location like this:
> ctrl-home: set the marker to the biginning of file
> ctrl-end: put the marker at the end
> ctrl-pgup:  move marker one second backward
> ctrl-pgdn: move marker one second forward
> ctrl-left: move marker 0.1 second backward
> ctrl-rigth: move marker 0.1 second forward.
> After every movement couple of seconfs of audio just before and just after 
> the location is played with a short gap between them. Whitch market to adjust 
> depends on witch marker has been set with f5/f6.
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> On Thu, 3 Mar 2011, Willem van der Walt wrote:
>> Good day,
>> I have released a digital audio editor (dae) under the GNU GPL license.
>> It is console-based, written in python using the ecasound library.
>> It can be downloaded from:
>> Any comments welcome.
>> Kind regards, Willem
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