auedit.1x man page

auedit — graphically record and edit audio files

Synopsis

auedit [-audio servername] [-toolkitoption ...] [filename]

Description

auedit provides an X-based window-oriented interface allowing the user to record and edit audio files.  The editing features available include:

Auedit and the Athena Widget Set

auedit uses the X Toolkit Intrinsics and the Athena Widget Set. For more information, see the Athena Widget Set documentation.

Screen Layout

auedit starts out with a single window divided into several areas:

Intervals

Many functions in auedit operate on a range of audio data called an interval.  The initial interval encompasses all of the audio data.  The interval is indicated within the wave form by two solid, vertical lines.  The left marker indicates the start of the interval. The right marker indicates the end of the interval.  To select an interval of audio data, use the mouse to move the interval markers in the wave form.  Pressing a mouse button in the wave form will select the marker closest to the mouse position.  That marker may then be dragged to the desired location in the wave form.  Note that the markers may not cross over each other.

Playing an Interval

To play an interval, click on the Play button (the one with the triangle on its side).  The audio data delimited by the start and end markers will be played.  A dashed vertical line will indicate the approximate position of the data currently being played.  To stop playing, click on the Stop button (the one containing a solid square). Clicking on Pause (the button containing two vertical, parallel lines) will pause the playing.  To resume, click on Pause again.  The volume slider controls the play volume.  The interval is played at the frequency specified by the Frequency field.  Note that while data is being played, most other functions are disabled.

The File Menu

New...

Initializes auedit with an empty file.  You will be prompted for the number of tracks for the new file.

Load...

Loads a file.  You will be prompted for the file name.

Save

Saves the current file.  A backup file will be created by appending a tilde (~) to the current file name.  The file format, data format, frequency and comment are used when saving the file.

Save as...

Saves the current file under a new name.  You will be prompted for the file name.  The file format, data format, frequency and comment are used when saving the file.

Save interval...

Saves the interval to a file.  You will be prompted for a file name.  The file format, data format, frequency and comment are used when saving the file.

Revert

Discards all changes made since the last save and restores the data to its state following the last save.

Exit

Exits auedit.  If there have been changes made to the current file that have not been saved, you will be asked if you wish to save them.

The Edit Menu

The cut, copy, and paste commands in the edit menu transfer data to and from a selection buffer.  This buffer is shared between all instances of auedit.  This means that you can cut or copy data from one instance of auedit and paste it into another instance.  The only restriction is that the audio data in both instances must have the same number of tracks.  When transferring data between instances of differing frequencies, the data will be converted to the frequency of the destination.  This can be used to change the frequency of the data in a single instance of auedit.  First, cut the data whose frequency you wish to change.  Then change the Frequency field to the desired frequency.  Finally, paste the data back in.  The frequency of the data will be converted to the frequency specified in the Frequency field.

Cut

Moves the interval to the selection buffer.

Copy

Copies the interval to the selection buffer.

Paste insert

Inserts the selection buffer at the point marked by the start marker.

Paste replace

Replaces the data at the point marked by the start marker with the data from the selection buffer.

Paste mix

Mixes the data at the point marked by the start marker with the data from the selection buffer.  The mixing function is an average.

Undo

Undoes the last operation that modified the audio data.  This includes effects operations in addition to editing operations.  If the last operation was an Undo then the undo is undone, restoring the data to the state prior to the first undo.

The Zoom Menu

In

Zoom in by a factor of two.

Out

Zoom out by a factor of two.

Markers

Zoom in to the interval delimited by the start and end markers.

Full

Zoom out to display all of the audio data.

The Effects Menu

All operations under the effects menu apply to the current interval.

Amplitude...

Scale the amplitude.  You will be prompted for the scale.  The scale may be non-integral.

Max Amplitude

Scales the interval to its maximum amplitude without clipping.

Reverse

Reverses the order of the data within the interval.

Fade In

Linearly scales the interval using a scale ranging from 0.0 to 1.0.

Fade Out

Linearly scales the interval using a scale ranging from 1.0 to 0.0.

The Record Command

Clicking on the Record button brings up the record dialog box. The record dialog box consists of:

Options

The following options may be used with auedit:

-audio servername

This option specifies the Network Audio System server to which auedit should connect.

See Also

nas(1), auconvert(1), X(1)

Bugs

There is no way to manipulate individual tracks.

Author

Greg Renda, Network Computing Devices, Inc.

Info

1.9.4