WaveSurfer for MAC

v 1.8.8p6
Category  Music Audio

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About WaveSurfer For MAC

WaveSurfer , an Open Source tool for sound manipulation and visualization, is . It is suitable for both beginners and experts. WaveSurfer's user interface is simple and logical. It can be adapted for different tasks and provides functionality in an intuitive manner. It can be used independently for a variety of tasks in speech research or education.

Typical applications are speech/sound analysis and sound annotation/transcription. WaveSurfer can also be used as a platform to support more complex or specialized applications. This can be done by either extending WaveSurfer with custom plug-ins, or embedding WaveSurfer visualization elements in other applications.


  • You can customize your configurations - users have the ability to create them.
  • Localization support
  • Extensible - Plugin architecture can add new functionality
  • WaveSurfer can also be embedded in custom applications.
  • Formats for transcription files - reads and writes HTK (and TIMIT), ESPS/Waves+ and Phondat
  • Support for Unicode and encodings
  • Multi-platform - Linux and Windows, OS X

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Whats New

Note: Although Finder indicates that this is version 1.8.8p6, the developer states that this is version 1.8.8p6.1

  • Drag-and-drop support! (osx and windows)
  • Scroll wheel support re-added and improved (mysteriously missing in 1.8.7)
  • Mac osx 10.5 crash fixed
  • Mac osx yellow-spectrograms bug fixed (new snack binary)
  • Re-added license info file (LICENSE.txt)
  • New startup option --show-console (useful for tracking startup problems in wrapped apps)
  • Default configuration can now be set from within the choose-configuration dialogue
  • GUI tidying-up - more tile widgets, removed several hard-wired color specifications
  • Modified snack::getOpenFile to allow for raw files on all platforms