Sonic Visualiser is an application for inspecting and analysing the
contents of music audio files. It combines powerful waveform and
spectral visualisation tools with automated feature extraction plugins
and annotation capabilities.
Version 1.7 of Sonic Visualiser is now available.
This release contains a number of new features, enhancements, and
bug fixes. For more details, please read the release notes at:
Sonic Visualiser contains advanced waveform and spectrogram viewers,
as well as editors for many sorts of audio annotations. Besides
visualisation, it can make and play selections based on the locations
of automatically detected features, seamlessly loop playback of single
or multiple noncontiguous regions, synthesise annotations for
playback, slow down playback while retaining display synchronisation,
and show the ongoing alignment in time between multiple recordings of
a piece with different timings.
Sonic Visualiser supports the Vamp plugin API for plugins that extract
descriptive or analytical data from audio. For more information
about Vamp plugins, including plugin downloads and resources for
developers, please see:
Sonic Visualiser was developed at the Centre for Digital Music, Queen
Mary, University of London:
Ongoing work on Sonic Visualiser and audio feature representation in
the semantic web is carried out as part of the OMRAS2 project funded
by the EPSRC. See
for more information.
Sonic Visualiser is Free Software distributed under the GNU General
Public License. The 1.7 release is available now in source code form
or as binaries for Linux, OS/X, Windows, and OpenSolaris.
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