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Re: [Bioacoustic-monitoring] annotation/labeling of wav files

To: "Charles S. Henry" <>
Subject: Re: [Bioacoustic-monitoring] annotation/labeling of wav files
From: Gianni Pavan <>
Date: Mon, 29 Sep 2014 19:34:24 +0200
dear all thanks for all the valuable input you gave me.
so far this is the list of program that have been proposed:

Sonic Visualizer, free, multiplatform
Acousmograph, free?, multiplatform
Praat, free, multiplatform
Raven, multiplatform
Audition, mac/win (free only for win, old version but still great)
AmadeusPro, multiplatform
XBAT, for matlab
Triton / Triton Logger, for matlab
Audacity, free, multi platform

I have to work on soundscapes and thus I need to label multiple, sometime overlapping, frequency-time regions of the spectrogram.
I'll test all these for their labeling/annotation capability and I'll post my results.

thanks again

2014-09-29 19:10 GMT+02:00 Charles S. Henry <>:
Hi Marco,
I agree, Praat is an incredibly versatile program and should allow Gianni to do just what he was hoping to do. Plus I love its sonograms.
And it's available on PCs and Macs.

On 9/29/2014 12:18 PM, Marco Gamba wrote:
Hello Gianni,
You should try Praat ( <>).
Praat textgrids are exactly doing what you are looking for and they can be stored (and manipulated) as text files separately.
However, you should probably avoid working on very long files.
If I can help with more, please do not hesitate to ask.

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On 29 Sep 2014, at 17:43, < <mailto:m("","martin.obrist");" target="_blank">>> <m("","martin.obrist");" target="_blank"> <mailto:m("","martin.obrist");" target="_blank">>> wrote:

'Amadeus Pro' should do the same thing (on Mac)

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Am 28.09.2014 um 19:21 schrieb "Gianni Pavan" < <mailto:m("","gianni.pavan");" target="_blank">>>:

dear all, I'm searching for a software to make labels or annotations, e.g. to mark and label specific points in time or specific freqeuncy-time areas on spectrograms of wav files.
the main requirement, other that being easy to use, is to maintain the data separate from the wav file, without touching the wav file.
any suggestion ?

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