The first official release (version 0.1) of
a Linux-based audio and MIDI recording application, was announced
Wired aims to be a professional music production and creation software running on the Linux operating system.
It brings musicians a complete studio environment to compose and record music without requiring expensive hardware.
Wired supports unlimited Audio/Midi tracks playback and recording, and introduces a Plugin system for instruments and effects. It can also read AKAI CDs and import 18 different Wave formats.
Wired contrasts with
Ardour, another multi-track audio
recorder project that
recommends the use of
one of several expensive multi-track capable sound cards for
best results. Also, Ardour does not include MIDI support,
although it is a project goal.
The Ardour project status
has been stuck on the verge of the 1.0 release for a long time,
we look forward to progress there.
that have been implemented to date include:
- Multi-track audio recording/playback.
- Multi-track MIDI recording/playback.
- Support for an unlimited number of Audio and MIDI tracks.
- MIDI editing capabilities.
- Sequencer capabilities.
- Support for the ALSA and OSS audio drivers.
- Preliminary support for the JACK Audio Connection Kit.
- A plugin system that supports effects and sound sources.
- Support for wav, Midi, and AKAI CD file formats.
- Undo/Redo capability.
- An online help system.
Features that are planned for future releases include:
- A loop sampler with time-stretching capabilities.
- A beatbox for creating drum sequences
- A MIDI-controlled sampler.
- High pass, low pass, and notch filters.
- A compressor/limiter effect.
- An audio delay effect.
Wired appears to use the window manager within a window
approach for managing most of its GUI components.
page for examples.
Wired has been released under the GNU General Public License (GPL),
the source code is available for download
Dependencies include GTK2, wxWidgets, PortAudio, SoundTouch,
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