Sonic Visualiser 2.4.1

A light, intuitive, free and open-source application specially designed to help you view and analyze the content of audio files.
Sonic Visualiser - The main window where you can visualize the contents of your audio files.
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Sonic Visualiser is a straightforward Mac OS X application specially made for musicologists, archivists, signal-processing researchers and users that are interested in visualizing and analyzing audio files.

Instantly generate waveforms for your audio files and visualize the spectrograms

With Sonic Visualiser’s help you will be able to study musical recordings and perform an in-depth analysis of the audio using the provided tools. Consequently, you can load audio files in WAV, OGG and MP3 formats and generate their waveforms.

Most of the tools and features provided by Sonic Visualiser can be easily accessed from the top toolbar while the right side panel helps you switch between different layers with just a couple of mouse clicks.

Adjust parameters and work with the dynamic spectrograms

The generated spectrogram views are interactive and allow you to adjust and display various parameters with ease. Thanks to the context menu you can quickly add new layers with spectrograms, edit, rename and delete layers with ease.

As follows, you can overlay layers with time instants, time values, notes, regions, text, images, waveforms, simple spectrums, spectrograms, peak frequency and melodic range spectrograms. On top of that, you can take control over the playback and slow down or speed up the playback speed.

Display multiple spectrogram views in different panes or in the same pane

Moreover, Sonic Visualiser enables you to add multiple panes, each pane with its own set of layers that you can add, remove and edit. As a result, you can work with multiple spectrograms at the same time and perform a detailed and accurate analysis of your file.

In addition, Sonic Visualiser offers a powerful annotation tools that helps you write notes, describe your discoveries, add labelled time points, define segments, curves and point values.You also have the option to overlay annotations on top of each other or on top of waveform and spectrogram views.

To conclude, is a powerful, yet easy-to-use application that makes audio visualization and analysis a breeze for both experienced and novice users.

Reviewed by , last updated on October 2nd, 2014

file size:
18.3 MB
license type:
developed by:
Centre for Digital Music
operating system(s):
Mac OS X 10.6 or later
binary format:
Intel only
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What's New in This Release:
  • Fix a crash when rendering certain colour 3d plot layers.
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Sonic Visualiser is a free and open source application for viewing and analyzing the contents of music audio files.Mor...

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