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SoX

Sound eXchange
Developer(s) Chris Bagwell, et al.
Stable release 14.4.2 / 22 February 2015 (2015-02-22)
Written in C
Operating system Cross-platform
Type Digital audio editor
License GNU General Public License
Website .net.sourceforgesox

Sound eXchange, abbreviated SoX, is a C, and has a command-line interface.

Contents

  • History 1
  • Features 2
  • Examples 3
  • See also 4
  • External links 5

History

SoX was created in July 1991 by Lance Norskog and posted to the

Throughout its history SoX has had many contributing authors; Guido van Rossum, best known as creator of the Python programming language, was a significant contributor in SoX's early days.

Features

A SoX spectrogram

Some of SoX's features are:

Examples

SoX being used to process some audio:

$ sox track1.wav track1-processed.flac remix - norm -3
 highpass 22 gain -3 rate 48k norm -3 dither

Input File     : 'track1.wav'
Channels       : 2
Sample Rate    : 44100
Precision      : 16-bit
Duration       : 00:02:54.97 = 7716324 samples = 13123 CDDA sectors
Sample Encoding: 16-bit Signed Integer PCM
Endian Type    : little

Output File    : 'track1-processed.flac'
Channels       : 1
Sample Rate    : 48000
Precision      : 16-bit
Duration       : 00:02:54.97 = 8398720 samples ~ 13123 CDDA sectors
Sample Encoding: 16-bit FLAC

sox: effects chain: input      44100Hz 2 channels 16 bits (multi)
sox: effects chain: remix      44100Hz 2 channels 16 bits (multi)
sox: effects chain: norm       44100Hz 1 channels 16 bits
sox: effects chain: highpass   44100Hz 1 channels 16 bits
sox: effects chain: gain       44100Hz 1 channels 16 bits (multi)
sox: effects chain: rate       44100Hz 1 channels 16 bits
sox: effects chain: norm       48000Hz 1 channels 16 bits
sox: effects chain: dither     48000Hz 1 channels 16 bits (multi)
sox: effects chain: output     48000Hz 1 channels 16 bits (multi)

Playing some audio files:

$ play *.ogg

01 - Summer's Cauldron.ogg:

  Encoding: Vorbis
  Channels: 2 @ 16-bit   Track: 01 of 15
Samplerate: 44100Hz      Album: Skylarking
Album gain: -7.8dB      Artist: XTC
  Duration: 00:03:19.99  Title: Summer's Cauldron

In:20.8% 00:00:41.61 [00:02:38.38] Out:1.84M [  ====|====  ]        Clip:0

See also

External links

  • Official website
  • article on SoXLinux Journal
  • Stereo to Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound – converting stereo to 5.1 channels Dolby Digital Surround Sound.
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