Sonic Visualiser is a free, open-source application for Windows, Linux, and Mac, designed to be the first program you reach for when want to study a music recording closely. It's designed for musicologists, archivists, signal-processing researchers, and anyone else looking for a friendly way to look at what lies inside the audio file.
Sonic Visualiser version 4.5.2 was released on 3rd May 2023. Download it here!
Sonic Visualiser is one of a family of four applications:
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.
|Initiated and developed in the Centre for Digital Music, Queen Mary University of London
Currently maintained primarily by Chris Cannam at Particular Programs Ltd
|Partially funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council through the OMRAS2 project EP/E017614/1 and the SeMMA project GR/S84743/01.||Partially funded by the European Commission through the SIMAC project IST-FP6-507142 and the EASAIER project IST-FP6-033902.||Partially funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council through the Research Centre for the History and Analysis of Recorded Music.|