Music Analysis Software?

Discussion in 'Music' started by Garrett Lundy, Oct 26, 2004.

  1. Garrett Lundy

    Garrett Lundy Producer

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    In an effort to better understand the differences and similarities between CD audio and the various MP3 (lets use MP3 as a generic catch-all including AAC & Win.Media) compressions, I would like to toy-around with some of the software that can show things like clipping, the limits of range, etc etc....

    I've only seen the line graphs of such a piece of software a few times, most recently involving a comparison of an Alison Krauss album in the different CD, SACD, and DVD-A formats. Sorry, but thats bout all I can say about a specific piece of software.

    So then:

    *Is there any such software available for free that will run on a Macintosh computer? (I'm only concerned with comparing CD & MP3 now... no need to be SACD/DVD-A compliant).

    Thanks in advance.[​IMG]
     
  2. James_P_Clark

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    Tough order-free and Mac?

    Not really aware of a single thing not being a Mac user. There are free trials of audio editing programs that may suffice albeit for a limited time. Sound Studio, Audacity, and Bias Peak are all linked to from the Gold Wave page as being similar products produced for a Mac.

    good luck,
    jc
     
  3. Jeff Ulmer

    Jeff Ulmer Producer

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    What OS? The premier analyser for the Mac is SpectraFoo, which can also be demoed from www.mhlabs.com.

    We are still in beta for OSX.
     
  4. Garrett Lundy

    Garrett Lundy Producer

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    OSX naturally

    Maybe free was too restrictive. How about cheap? (under $50)

    Further searching informs me that I am looking for a piece of Spectroscope software that shows Spectrographs. I'd like something that allows screen-shots for easier comparisons. And a gradiated window so I know what Im looking at.

    I tried SpecrtoGraph 1.1 for iTunes, a freeware plug-in, but there are no options for screen capture, the window isn't graded, and it cuts off the top & bottom of the graph anyway.
     

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