sloop.splitter 0.2.1 review

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sloop.splitter is a realtime sound effect software

License: GPL (GNU General Public License)
File size: 11K
Developer: Leander Seige
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sloop.splitter is a realtime sound effect software.

It samples sounds from any source and dissects them. It searches for waveforms and repeats them from one repetition to thousands. So, it generates synthetic sounds from natural ones.

The waveforms are never deformed, only repeated, so always natural waveforms are played, but in a more or less synthetic way.

The number of repetitions constantly changes from one (the identical sound) to thousands and back. It tries to show the transition between the synthetic and the natural.

Linux OS
fullduplex capable soundcard (or two halfduplex)
a lot of free RAM
enough free CPU time


Unpack the archive with

tar -xvzf sloop.splitter-0.2.1.tar.gz

and cd to the folder with

cd sloop.splitter-0.2.1

You probably already did this :)

sloop.splitter does need only usual libraries so you should be able compile it with

gcc sloop.splitter.c -o sloop.splitter -lm -lpthread

add -On (n is 1..6) and -march=i686 or -march=i586 if you want to use optimizations. Here is my own compile string.

gcc sloop.splitter.c -o sloop.splitter -O6 -march=i686 -lm -lpthread

Now you are ready to start the program with


What's New in This Release:
It is intended to be used with a microphone. It does only skip periods of silence.

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