This is a quick&dirty Mac OS X (10.2) port of
program (originally for SGI/Irix, ported to Linux by
-- the version here is based on the more up-to-date Linux version). I wanted
to have available a decent public domain soundfile mixing program for OS X,
and I've always liked the simplicity and 'elegance' of Oyvind's app. So I
took the Mac OS X audio parts of our
code and merged them here
(thanks to John Gibson/Chris Penrose for that audio stuff!).
NOTE: This version only does soundfile mixing,
no recording, no MIDI,
no plugins... but it does read all kinds of soundfiles (wav, aiff, snd,
mono, stereo, etc.). It can write out aiff files of the mix.
This is also only for Mac OS X, no configuration or anything like that
is necessary. Just type "make" in the top-level directory and it
But of course, it really isn't that easy.
You need the following packages
installed on your Mac to compile it:
and because this is an X11 app, you will need to download and
install Apple's X11UserForMacOSX and the X11SDKForMacOSX packages,
available from the
Apple X11 Site
-- a PD implementation of the old SGI Audio File Library
done by Michael Pruett (I used audiofile-0.1.9)
or get it here:
-- a PD implementation of the X/Motif widget set
(I used lesstif-0.93.40)
or get it here:
After successful compiling (or if you grab the pre-compiled
binary version above), you will need to start the executable "mix"
program from an X11 terminal window. Also, you will have to say "xrdb < Mix.ad"
in that terminal window to set the correct app defaults for the "mix" program
The "Mix.ad" file is in the top-level of the "mix" program distribution.
For documentation on how to use "mix", see the "mixhelp.html" and
"mixhelp-new.html" files in the DOCS/ subdirectory. I've also included
some of the old README files and various copyright/GPL files because
it seemed like the proper thing to do.
Have fun -- make snazzy sounds!
Brad Garton, 3/2003