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LAoE is a graphical audiosample-editor, based on multi-layers, floating-point samples, volume-masks, variable selection-intensity, and many plugins suitable to manipulate sound, such as filtering, retouching, resampling, graphical spectrogram editing by brushes and rectangles, sample-curve editing by freehand-pen and spline and other interpolation curves, effects like reverb, echo, compress, expand, pitch-shift, time-stretch, and much more.

Operating Systems

Recent releases

  •  24 Jan 2011 19:58

    Release Notes: This is mainly a bugfix release. The previous version (0.7.05) had two serious bugs concerning the user interface. The shortkeys have been revisited. LAoE works on OpenJDK.

    •  12 Dec 2010 20:25

      Release Notes: A spectrogram editing regression has been fixed, and quality has been enhanced. This is the release used for the two first LAoE tutorial movies on YouTube.

      •  27 Nov 2010 10:29

        Release Notes: Unlimited clip size is now supported (even beyond RAM size). MP3 loading was made more effective. MP3 (including VBR) and Ogg Vorbis support was improved. Recording support was improved; for the first time, it is really usable, supporting 8-bit and 16-bit recording, mono and stereo, and automatic growing. The main frame is customizable. Clip plotting was made more beautiful. Spectrogram improvements include free shape selections, a runtime optimized and cache-based plotter, and orthogonal filters. The quality of zero-cross was improved. Paste-mix was introduced. Marker support was improved. Graphic doc support was improved.

        •  11 Sep 2010 21:25

          Release Notes: The user interface was generally made better and more responsive. All plugins' windows are updated immediately now. More information is shown with a status bar. Unit support was improved. User experience was improved when working with fullscreen clips. Mouse wheel support was added. Color settings were improved. Big improvements were made in memory management of the audio samples, so the audio clips automatically grow when needed. Undo history support was improved. More playback features were added. Winding and scratch play can be done with the cursor. Many bugfixes and other small improvements were made.

          •  18 Aug 2010 19:05

            Release Notes: This release works correctly on Mac OS X. Some UI improvements have been made for a better user experience. This is mainly a technical release for better source tracking and build support.

            Recent comments

            30 Mar 2012 06:50 qaz001

            Really Cool App!

            29 Nov 2006 10:02 eptenke

            Now released under GPL
            I went to the homepage. This program is now released under GPL at sourceforge.

            13 Aug 2002 19:36 antrik

            Re: Licensing
            First of all: Please do not rant, not knowing the context. When I wrote this
            comment, Olivier was still considering what license to use: Leave it
            proprietary Freeware (I do not see *any* sense in that variant), make it
            Shareware, or free it under the GPL.

            So I wasn't just complaining; I told
            him my opinion, to help his decision -- just letting him know that there are
            people out there for whom a proprietary license is indiscutable.

            I do not
            claim that this influenced his decision positively (my post actually seems
            somewhat harsh, when looking at it retrospectively, though I didn't intend
            that...); however, the next release to come is to be GPL'd, so at least it
            wasn't disasterous ;-)

            Believe me, I'm not the guy to run about and flame
            people for using the wrong license. (Actually, I norally just loose iterest
            immediately when I find out, and silently turn away, disgusted...)

            As for
            my attitude: It's this attitude that made free software happen, which is a good
            thing, so don't put me down on that.

            Concering the license matter, I won't
            go into detail, as a) I don't consider this being the right place for such
            stuff, and b) in my experience, such discussions do not have much of an effect

            So just one idea to give you something to think about: Freedom
            doesn't mean that everyone can do just what he feels like (that's anarchy);
            freedom means that people don't suffer limitations by other people's actions.
            Releasing proprietary software *does* restrain other people (the users); that's
            nothing to do with freedom.

            There is an interesting <a
            href="">article on that.
            Plaese read it before engaging in that topic again.

            09 Aug 2002 04:49 djsinger

            Re: Licensing

            > Maybe that helps your decision a bit: If
            > you make it GPL, I'm quite interested.
            > If you make it Shareware (or leave it
            > proprietary Freeware): forget it.

            How predictable! Why is it that the comments for every non-GPL project are littered with people complaining about the license. Why can't a project just be judged on it's own merits?

            I hate this attitude. It really brings out the worst aspects of the Linux community. So what if the guy leaves it "freeware"..!? He's written a useful Linux tool that costs you nothing and you dismiss it simply because of his choice of license?

            And as for "Don't buy away your freedom -- GNU/Linux", this belongs with the ever increasing pile of cringeworthy jingoism that's affecting Linux at the moment.

            I support the "Open Source" ideology as much as anyone, and I get annoyed when the very people who bleat on about "freedom" rise up against a software author who has the nerve to exercise his own "freedom" to release under whatever the hell license he wants.

            Sorry if this turned into a bit of a rant :-)

            28 Jan 2002 06:10 antrik

            Maybe that helps your decision a bit: If you make it GPL, I'm quite interested. If you make it Shareware (or leave it proprietary Freeware): forget it.


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