Visualizing the frequency spectrum

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  1. leper messiah

    leper messiah Member

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    I forgot the name of the device (phonoscope, maybe?) that displays information about the sound frequency spectrum of a recording. Is there some device one can insert into the signal line to monitor frequency amplitudes? I have a digital recorder, but it doesn't display the sound frequency spectrum on playback like computer software can.
     
  2. GuitslingerTim

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    The device is a spectrum analyzer. Good ones that provide a detailed image of the spectrum are expensive. I have a rack mount DOD unit that works okay, but it only offers a resolution of 1 or 3 decibals. I paid around $150 for it.
     
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    If it's for recording/mixing and you already have a windows based DAW, try Spectrogram. Cheap, like $20 or so.

    Never mind. I should read fully before hitting the reply button!
     
  4. leper messiah

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    Where'd you get it?
     
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    Wavelab has a lot of varied and good options, too.

    Nice as a reference point, but the ear reigns supreme.
     
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    NuGen Audio has a free beta version of their Visualizer. Might be just what you're looking for.
     

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