Sonic Visualiser

Sonic Visualiser is an application for viewing and analysing the contents of music audio files. Sonic Visualiser screen shot

13th December 2013: Sonic Visualiser 2.3 has been released. Get it here!

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, distributed under the GNU General Public License (v2 or later) and available for Linux, OS/X, and Windows. It was developed at the Centre for Digital Music at Queen Mary, University of London.

Citations: If you are using Sonic Visualiser in research work for publication, please cite (pdf | bib) Chris Cannam, Christian Landone, and Mark Sandler, Sonic Visualiser: An Open Source Application for Viewing, Analysing, and Annotating Music Audio Files, in Proceedings of the ACM Multimedia 2010 International Conference.


Queen Mary logo Developed at the Centre for Digital Music, Queen Mary, University of London. Partially funded by the EPSRC through the OMRAS2 project EP/E017614/1. OMRAS2 logo
SIMAC logo Partially funded by the European Commission through the SIMAC project IST-FP6-507142. Partially funded by the European Commission through the EASAIER project IST-FP6-033902. EASAIER logo
Partially funded by the EPSRC through the SeMMA project GR/S84743/01. Partially funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council through the Research Centre for the History and Analysis of Recorded Music. CHARM logo