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NAME

       beast - Music composition and modular synthesis application.

SYNOPSIS

       beast [OPTIONS] [FILES...]

DESCRIPTION

       beast  is  the  BEtter  Audio  SysTem.  It  is  a  music composition and modular synthesis
       application released as free software under the GNU GPL and GNU LGPL.

       beast comes with various synthesis modules which can be arranged in networks  for  modular
       synthesis.  It  is  capable  of  monophonic and polyphonic voice processing, provides MIDI
       sequencer functionality and supports external sequencer  sources.  A  huge  set  of  extra
       modules is available through the support for LADSPA (Linux Audio Developer's Simple Plugin
       API) plugins.

       beast's underlying sound engine BSE also comes with a  scheme  scripting  extension  which
       allows  for  advanced  non-interactive processing via bsescm(1) and creation of additional
       GUI functionality for beast.

OPTIONS

       beast follows the usual GNU command line syntax,  with  long  options  starting  with  two
       dashes ('-').

       --skinrc FILENAME
              Read skin resources from FILENAME.

       --print-dir RESOURCE
              Print  the  directory for a specific resource (e.g. 'plugins' or 'images').  Giving
              just --print-dir without an extra argument  causes  beast  to  print  the  list  of
              available resources.

       --merge
              Causes the following files to be merged into the previous or first project.

       --devel
              Enrich the GUI with hints useful for (script) developers

       -h, --help
              Shows a brief help message.

       -v, --version
              Prints out beast and component versions and file paths.

       -n NICELEVEL
              Execute  with  priority  NICELEVEL, this option only takes effect for the root suid
              wrapper 'beast'.

       -N
              Disables renicing to execute with existing priority.

       --display DISPLAY
              X server display for the GUI; see X(7).

       --bse-latency USECONDS
              Set the allowed synthesis latency for BSE in milliseconds.

       --bse-mixing-freq FREQUENCY
              Set the desired synthesis mixing frequency in Hz.

       --bse-control-freq FREQUENCY
              Set the desired control frequency in Hz, this  should  be  much  smaller  than  the
              synthesis  mixing  frequency to reduce CPU load. The default value of approximately
              1000 Hz is usually a good choice.

       --bse-pcm-driver DRIVER-CONF

       -p DRIVER-CONF
              This options results in an attempt to open the PCM driver DRIVER-CONF when playback
              is  started.   Multiple  options  may  be  supplied to try a variety of drivers and
              unless DRIVER-CONF is specified as 'auto', only the drivers listed by  options  are
              used.   Each  DRIVER-CONF consists of a driver name and an optional comma seperated
              list  of  arguments  attached  to  the  driver  withan   equal   sign,   e.g.:   -p
              oss=/dev/dsp2,rw -p auto

       --bse-midi-driver DRIVER-CONF

       -m DRIVER-CONF
              This  option is similar to the --bse-pcm-driver option, but applies to MIDI drivers
              and devices. It also may be specified multiple times and features an 'auto' driver.

       --bse-driver-list
              Produce a list of all available PCM and MIDI drivers and available devices.

       --
              Stop argument processing, interpret all remaining arguments as file names.

   Development Options:
       --debug KEYS
              Enable certain verbosity stages.

       --debug-list
              List possible debug keys.

       -:[flags]
              This option enables or disables various debugging specific  flags  for  beast  core
              developers.  Use  of  -: is not recommended, because the supported flags may change
              between versions and cause possibly harmful misbehaviour.

   Gtk+ Options:
       --gtk-debug FLAGS
              Gtk+ debugging flags to enable.

       --gtk-no-debug FLAGS
              Gtk+ debugging flags to disable.

       --gtk-module MODULE
              Load additional Gtk+ modules.

       --gdk-debug FLAGS
              Gdk debugging flags to enable.

       --gdk-no-debug FLAGS
              Gdk debugging flags to disable.

       --g-fatal-warnings
              Make warnings fatal (abort).

       --sync
              Do all X calls synchronously.

SEE ALSO

       bsescm(1), bse(5), sfidl(1), BEAST/BSE Website (http://beast.testbit.eu)