Sonic Visualiser

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Sonic Visualiser
Developer(s)Centre for Digital Music at Queen Mary, University of London
Stable release
4.5.2[1] / 21 May 2019; 25 October 2019; 9 December 2019; 18 January 2021; 8 November 2022; Error: first parameter cannot be parsed as a date or time. (21 May 2019; 25 October 2019; 9 December 2019; 18 January 2021; 8 November 2022)
Operating systemLinux, MacOS, Windows

Sonic Visualiser is an application for viewing and analysing the contents of music audio files.[3] It is a free software distributed under the GPL-2.0-or-later that people use to visualise, analyse, and annotate sound files.


Released for the first time in 2007,[4] The program is useful in musical as well as scientific work, and is notable for its ability to use highly specialised third-party plugins[5] in the vamp plugin[6] format. It was developed at the Queen Mary University of London's Centre for Digital Music and is compatible with Linux, OS X, and Windows operating systems.[7]

The software authors claims that the software has been downloaded more than 100,000 times.

Screenshot of the spectrum of the refrain of a pop song (precisely "Più bella cosa" by Eros Ramazzotti): basses, drums and artist's voice can clearly be identified.
Sonic visualiser melodic range spectrogram example

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Error: Unable to display the reference properly. See the documentation for details.
  2. ^ "Sonic Visualiser license". Archived from the original on 2021-05-09.
  3. ^ Williams, Mike. "Sonic Visualiser 3.3 - Audio, Video & Photo - Downloads". Tech Advisor. Retrieved 2020-06-11.
  4. ^ "Sonic Visualiser - News". Retrieved 2023-11-05.
  5. ^ "Sonic Visualiser".
  6. ^ "Home".
  7. ^ "Home".

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