Spectrum analysis, sonogram generation software for Mac OSX

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Spectrum analysis, sonogram generation software for Mac OSX

Post by Korhan » Tue Nov 11, 2014 2:59 pm

Hi there,

I am looking for software that can perform spectral analysis of a sound file and display this analysis as a sonogram. It should also be able to either export this sonogram as a hi-res graphics file and/or be able to print it. It does not have to be free software, but I don't think I can afford a very expensive audio editing suit.

I use Amadeus Pro and it does not really do what I want, but gets pretty close to it.

Thanks!
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Re: Spectrum analysis, sonogram generation software for Mac OSX

Post by swishniak » Tue Nov 11, 2014 3:02 pm

i remember an app called SPEAR that did something like that.. dont have time to look around for it right now... good luck

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Post by re:dream » Tue Nov 11, 2014 3:12 pm

The term you want is spectrogram. (A sonogram is a diagnostic medical image created using ultrasound. )

Sorry, I am having a pernickety day and I have been editing reports all day 8)

Sonic Visualiser is good, free.


http://www.sonicvisualiser.org/

It can export an image file, if I recall correctly.

Ocenaudio can also export an 'audio screenshot' but I think those are monochrome.

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Re: Spectrum analysis, sonogram generation software for Mac OSX

Post by Korhan » Tue Nov 11, 2014 3:17 pm

re:gram: I sometimes do editing jobs as well and totally understand. No worries. And Amadeus calls it Sonogram. :) I'll check Sonic Visualizer. Thanks!

Swishniak: Thank you! I should have mentioned that I have SPEAR, too. It's a great little program but does not produce sonograms. It does produce a rather interesting looking analysis graph, but then it does not allow printing. Since it is not developed anymore, there's no hope of seeing this in a future release.
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Re: Spectrum analysis, sonogram generation software for Mac OSX

Post by stringtapper » Tue Nov 11, 2014 6:17 pm

re:dream wrote:The term you want is spectrogram. (A sonogram is a diagnostic medical image created using ultrasound. )

Sorry, I am having a pernickety day and I have been editing reports all day 8)
The term "sonogram" used to mean a spectrogram that displays time, amplitude, and frequency all at once is fairly common though, even if it may be deemed by some as incorrect.

The problem is that there isn't another widely used term for that particular type of spectrogram, whereas the term "spectrogram" in the context of audio is often assumed to mean a frequency-amplitude visual (like Live's Spectrum), rather than a time-frequency-amplitude visual (term that I'm using for it in my dissertation).

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Re: Spectrum analysis, sonogram generation software for Mac OSX

Post by garyboozy » Tue Nov 11, 2014 6:28 pm

dunno if these can do printing of the spectrum but...

free:
http://www.sonicvisualiser.org/

paid:
http://www.audiofile-engineering.com/spectre/

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Re: Spectrum analysis, sonogram generation software for Mac OSX

Post by Korhan » Tue Nov 11, 2014 7:12 pm

Sonic Visualizer can export spectrograms in png format. I'll download the demo for Spectre. Thanks!
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Re: Spectrum analysis, sonogram generation software for Mac OSX

Post by naburo » Tue Nov 11, 2014 8:07 pm

stringtapper wrote:
re:dream wrote:The term you want is spectrogram. (A sonogram is a diagnostic medical image created using ultrasound. )

Sorry, I am having a pernickety day and I have been editing reports all day 8)
The term "sonogram" used to mean a spectrogram that displays time, amplitude, and frequency all at once is fairly common though, even if it may be deemed by some as incorrect.

The problem is that there isn't another widely used term for that particular type of spectrogram, whereas the term "spectrogram" in the context of audio is often assumed to mean a frequency-amplitude visual (like Live's Spectrum), rather than a time-frequency-amplitude visual (term that I'm using for it in my dissertation).

For the über-persnickety… :mrgreen:
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Re: Spectrum analysis, sonogram generation software for Mac OSX

Post by naburo » Tue Nov 11, 2014 8:09 pm

Maybe Ircam can help with this question.
http://www.ircam.fr

As far as I know, composers and sound designer are using above mentioned techniques
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Re: Spectrum analysis, sonogram generation software for Mac OSX

Post by re:dream » Wed Nov 12, 2014 8:21 am

naburo wrote:
stringtapper wrote:
re:dream wrote:The term you want is spectrogram. (A sonogram is a diagnostic medical image created using ultrasound. )

Sorry, I am having a pernickety day and I have been editing reports all day 8)
The term "sonogram" used to mean a spectrogram that displays time, amplitude, and frequency all at once is fairly common though, even if it may be deemed by some as incorrect.

The problem is that there isn't another widely used term for that particular type of spectrogram, whereas the term "spectrogram" in the context of audio is often assumed to mean a frequency-amplitude visual (like Live's Spectrum), rather than a time-frequency-amplitude visual (term that I'm using for it in my dissertation).

For the über-persnickety… :mrgreen:
+1
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Re: Spectrum analysis, sonogram generation software for Mac OSX

Post by re:dream » Wed Nov 12, 2014 11:43 am

actually, I am now sono:dream


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Re: Spectrum analysis, sonogram generation software for Mac OSX

Post by annadyne » Mon Nov 17, 2014 4:22 am

Metasynth -

http://www.uisoftware.com/MetaSynth/index.php


May or may not bee too expensive for your tastes but opens up an incredible world of sound sculpting like nothing else.

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