Snd's Initialization File

Snd can be customized and extended; see here. There is an initialization file, called " $\sim/.snd\_s7$". This is an optional file containing any customizations or extensions that need to be loaded whenever Snd starts.

An example of a " $\sim/.snd\_s7$" init file with customization an extensions could be something like:
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        ;; options:
        ;; ========
        (set! *load-path* (cons "." (cons "/usr/lib64/snd/scheme" *load-path*)))  ;; Snd's scheme path

        (set! (window-width) 600)           ;these set the initial window size
        (set! (window-height) 400)
        (set! (window-x) 160)
        (set! (window-y) 0)

        (if (provided? 'snd-motif)          ;Motif and Gtk use different font naming conventions
              (set! *listener-font* "9x15")
              (set! *axis-label-font* "-*-times-medium-r-normal-*-18-*-*-*-*-*-*-*")
              (set! *axis-numbers-font* "9x15"))
              (set! *listener-font* "Sans 10")
              (set! *axis-label-font* "Times Medium 14")
              (set! *axis-numbers-font* "Sans 10")))

        (set! *listener-prompt* "> ")        ;change listener prompt from the default ">" to ":"
        ;; (set! (show-listener) #t)         ;include the listener window initially

        (define beige (make-color 0.96 0.96 0.86))
        (define blue (make-color 0 0 1))
        (set! *selected-graph-color* beige) ;selected graph background is beige
        (set! *selected-data-color* blue)   ;selected graph data is blue

        (set! *save-dir* "/zap/")        ;save-state files are placed in /zap/snd
        (set! *temp-dir* "/zap/")        ;temp files are placed in /zap/tmp
        ;;; (set! *peak-env-dir* "/zap")

        ;; load extensions:
        ;; ================

        ;; (if (not (provided? 'snd-extensions.scm)) (load "extensions.scm"))
        (if (not (provided? 'snd-selection.scm)) (load "selection.scm"))
        ;; (if (not (provided? 'snd-hooks.scm)) (load "hooks.scm"))

        (load "hooks.scm")
        (load "extensions.scm")
        (load "dsp.scm")
        hook-push after-open-hook          ;if sound has many chans, use just one pane for all
          (lambda (hook)
            (let ((snd (hook 'snd)))
              (if (> (channels snd) 4)
                  (set! (channel-style snd) channels-combined)))))
        ;;  customization:
        ;;  ==============
        ;; (set! (show-controls) #t)

        (set! *with-inset-graph* #t)        ;display an overview of the current window in the upper right
        (set! *with-pointer-focus* #t)      ;automatically focus on (activate) the widget under the mouse

        (set! *selection-creates-region* #f) ;turn off automatic region creation
        ;; (set! (enved-clip?) #t)
        ;; (set! (enved-wave?) #t)
        (set! *show-y-zero* #t)

        ;;;;  bound keys: these keys use the meta-key combination.

        (bind-key "End" 0
                    "view full sound"
                    (set! (x-bounds) (list 0.0 (/ (framples) (srate))))))
        (bind-key #\r 0
                    "update sound"
        (bind-key #\c 0
                    "appply controls"
        (bind-key #\n 0
                    "scale to normalize to 0.8"
                    (scale-to 0.8)
        (bind-key #\w 0
                    "save sound as wav-riff file"
                     (save-sound-as "test.wav"  :sample-type mus-lshort :header-type mus-riff)
                    ;; (scale-to 0.8)
        (bind-key #\v 0
                    "save sound as wav-riff file 32 bits little endian"
                     (save-sound-as "new.wav"  :sample-type mus-lint :header-type mus-riff)
                    ;; (scale-to 0.8)
        (bind-key #\u 0
                    "up scale sample rate and save sound as wav-riff file"
                    (src-sound (/ 48000 44100) 5)
                    (save-sound-as "upsrc.wav" :srate 48000 :sample-type mus-bfloat :header-type mus-riff)

If you dig into this file, there are three sections namely, options, extensions, and customization. Try to focus on the comments on the lines and options and extensions are self explanatory. However, the bound keys below customization deserve some explanation. Almost any function or any aspect on Snd can be customized. Here we are assigning keys to Snd functions, they work just like Emacs key bindings but in this case, they only use the meta-key combination. Below some descriptions to the assigned bind-key combinations:

  1. meta-end :: view entire waverform of sound on screen
  2. meta-r :: update changes to soundfile
  3. meta-c :: apply manipulation on controls to soundfile
  4. meta-n :: normalize or scaled entire amplitude to 0.8
  5. meta-w :: save sound as a “WAV” (riff) soundfile.
  6. meta-v :: save sound as a 32 bits little endian “WAV” (riff) soundfile
  7. meta-u :: up-scale sample rate and save sound as wav-riff file

Tons of other functions on Snd can be customized to particular needs this way. Start from HERE.

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