[PD] [OFFTOPIC] Re: SND (Was Audacity)

James Correa jcorrea.mus at gmail.com
Mon Jul 5 16:20:26 CEST 2021

Dear Andy,

There is a very good audio editor that in my opinion is a great substitute
for Audacity, Ocenaudio. It is not opensource, but is freeware, quick and
runs on Linux, Mac and Windows.

all the best,


On Mon, 5 Jul 2021 at 09:09, Andy Farnell <padawan12 at obiwannabe.co.uk>

> On Mon, Jul 05, 2021 at 07:28:03AM -0400, Dave Phillips wrote:
> > Hi Andy !
> >
> > >... Running an old copy of CoolEdit98 under Wine or Roger
> > >Dannenberg's Snd reminds me what a real audio editor should feel
> > >like.
> >
> > You mean Bill Schottstaedt's SND ?
> I did mean that Dave, Kjetil also put me right on it.
> Used it for a couple of years rather intensely, and got into
> configuring it heavily too, learning a bit more lisp (Guile) - but
> ultimately hit the bottom because it seemed like the bedrock DSP was
> written in C and beyond my skills at that time. Anyway I loved it, and
> got to be quite productive doing multitrack mixes. There was something
> light, simple and consistent about how it felt, and blazingly
> fast. Ultimately I drifted away. Maybe because Motif feels abandoned?
> Also used it for the diagrams in Designing Sound because of the
> straightforward informational simplicity and customisable annotation.
> Have occasionally used it since for lecture slides.
> There's a tendency to romanticism about old software, and probably if
> I went back to it now it would disappoint, but in my mind it's a
> place I would start if a project needed a new audio editor, not
> as heavy as Ardour the DAW, but fresher than Audacity.
> Editing a wav or ogg file should be as easy as using nano.
> > >(new book: https://digitavegan.net)
> > That URL needs corrected.
> > Best regards,
> Thanks Dave, yeah, should be https://digitalvegan.net
> Andy
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