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Sonic Visualiser

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Free Freeware
Chris Cannam
Windows 10 / 8 / 7 / Vista / XP
Jan 9, 2019
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Sonic Visualiser Review

Sonic Visualiser is a free and open source audio analyzer app filed under sound/audio recorders and made available by Chris Cannam for Windows.

The review for Sonic Visualiser has not been completed yet, but it was tested by an editor here on a PC and a list of features has been compiled; see below. If you would like to submit a review of this software download, we welcome your input and encourage you to submit us something!

View waveforms of audio recordings in many formats like MP3, OGG:

The aim of Sonic Visualiser is to be the first program you reach for when want to study a musical recording rather than simply listen to it.

We hope Sonic Visualiser will be of particular interest to musicologists, archivists, signal-processing researchers and anyone else looking for a friendly way to take a look at what lies inside the audio file.

Sonic Visualiser is Free Software.

Features and highlights
  • Load audio files in WAV, Ogg and MP3 formats, and view their waveforms
  • Look at audio visualizations such as spectrogram views, with interactive adjustment of display parameters
  • Annotate audio data by adding labelled time points and defining segments, point values and curves
  • Overlay annotations on top of one another with aligned scales, and overlay annotations on top of waveform or spectrogram views
  • View the same data at multiple time resolutions simultaneously (for close-up and overview)
  • Run feature-extraction plugins to calculate annotations automatically, using algorithms such as beat trackers, pitch detectors and so on
  • Import annotation layers from various text file formats
  • Import note data from MIDI files, view it alongside other frequency scales, and play it with the original audio
  • Play back the audio plus synthesized annotations, taking care to synchronize playback with display
  • Select areas of interest, optionally snapping to nearby feature locations, and audition individual and comparative selections in seamless loops
Compability and license

Sonic Visualiser is licensed as freeware for the Windows (32-bit and 64-bit) operating system / platform from sound/audio recorders without restrictions. Sonic Visualiser 3.2.1 is available to all software users as a free download (Freeware).

Compatibility with this audio analyzer software may vary, but will generally run fine under Microsoft Windows 10, 8, 8.1, 7, Vista and XP on either a 32-bit or 64-bit setup. A separate x64 version may be available from Chris Cannam. This download is distributed as sonic-visualiser-3.2-win32.msi and sonic-visualiser-3.2-win64.msi.

Filed under:
  1. Sonic Visualiser Download
  2. Freeware Sound/Audio Recorders
  3. Open source and GPL software
  4. Major release: Sonic Visualiser 3.2
Sonic Visualiser has been picked by our editors as good software.
Sonic Visualiser has been tested for viruses and malware.
We have tested Sonic Visualiser 3.2.1 against malware with several different programs. We certify that this program is clean of viruses, malware and trojans.

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