What is daoism?
daoism is an audio-CD layout and writing tool. It lets you
easily add songs, parts of songs, and chunks of silence onto
a CD timeline, arrange track breaks anywhere you want, and
then burn your CD.
Why does daoism exist?
daoism exists largely because I wnated to help
performance and rehearsal CDs. I often need to make CDs with
multiple audio files merged into a single track, track-breaks in the middle of
songs, or with periods of silence between songs. Here are
some examples of the kinds of CDs I make using daoism:
CDs for Dance Rehearsals
These CDs usually have one song with lots of
track-breaks at points where new parts of the
choreography start, for teaching purposes.
CDs for Dance Performances
For these CDs, I need a bunch of songs with varying lengths
of silence between them. (To allow for applause,
laughter, costume changes, interludes, etc...)
I also like using other tools (like Sonic Foundry's ACID
Music) to mix a bunch of songs together so that each
one flows into the next. Then, I use daoism to take
the one big, long song-mix, and add track breaks
exactly where I want them.
- OSX should be easy as soon as someone writes me some OSX sound code...
- Theoretically, any other POSIX OS that has ports of all
Dependencies - Linux
GNU/Linux (or hopefully any other POSIX OS)
GTK+-2.0 or higher (The Gimp Toolkit) for the GUI
cdrdao, daoism's namesake, for CD writing
libsndfile for reading audio files
Dependencies - Windows
Gimp Toolkit) for the GUI (Downloadable here) This is included with daoism-0.4, but not with daoism-nogtk-0.4.