"They said it was a short man with serious funk but no-one could recall
his true name. It appears he was a mysterious stranger. Some believe him
to have mentioned the word Scrubby but others believed he was really the
ultra-hip alter ego... Audioscandaglio."
-- Patrick Shirkey, Fri Dec 13, 2002
Inside Sweep lives a pesky little virtual stylus called Scrubby who enjoys
mixing around in your files. Scrubby can be quite a lot of fun to play with,
because you can drag him around any digital audio file just like dragging
the stylus around on a vinyl record.
For editing purposes, Scrubby can give you a very clear idea of exactly
what is in the file you are editing. You can drag him around your cut
points to find exactly where to make an edit, just like you would have
slowly turned the reels on a tape machine in the old days. You can also
place him in a file while an effect is being rendered to zone in on the
changes in real time.
For DJing purposes, Scrubby really comes into his own. Sure, you can scrub
around in all your favourite samples and loops. You can even scrub
on live input: plug a microphone in, hit record and scrub on a vocalist's
words as they are being recorded.
Sweep's basic DJing functionality includes simultaneously mixing an
unlimited number of samples and loops, including live input, each
with their own gain and +/-10% speed controls.
Taking this further, you can use Sweep's reverse playback toggle and
piano style QWERTY playback (using your computer's keyboard
to play musical notes, just like an old-school tracker) in conjunction
with Scrubby for even more versatile performance techniques.
Scrubby is as easy to use as putting the needle on a record, and in
conjunction with all of Sweep's other playback and recording features he
turns Sweep into a really flexible environment for manipulating
digital audio. Go Scrubby!