Raven Pro Installation Instructions

Thank you for your interest in Raven Pro! Raven Pro provides a powerful, user-friendly research and teaching tool for scientists working with acoustic signals in 100 countries.

We recommend that you install and use Raven Pro 1.5 rather than Raven Pro 1.4, because Raven Pro 1.5 has significant new features, improvements, and bug fixes.

To install Raven Pro 1.5, please follow these steps in order:
  1. Add birds-ecommerce@cornell.edu to your email contacts so the email we send with your Raven Lite serial number is not intercepted by your spam filter!
  2. Order a Raven Pro license from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology E-Store. If you do not receive an email with your serial number from birds-ecommerce@cornell.edu within 15 minutes, check you spam folder.
  3. Download and open one of these Java 8 installers from Java Downloads:
    • Windows Offline - if you are installing 32-bit Raven Pro
    • Windows Offline (64-bit) - if you are installing 64-bit Raven Pro
    • Mac OS X
    • Linux x64
  4. Download a Raven Pro 1.5 installer by visiting the Raven homepage, click on "Raven Pro" in the top-right corner, and click on the "full download" link for your computer.
  5. Open the Raven Pro installer.
    • Windows tip: Install on the default path
    • Mac OS X tip: Install while logged in as an administrator
  6. Open Raven Pro.
  7. Copy the serial number you received from us, and paste it into the Registration GUI.
  8. Click the Register button.
  9. Be sure to keep a copy of your Raven Pro serial number in case you ever need to re-install Raven!

Learn how to use Raven Pro with the Raven Pro Users' Manual and our new
Raven Pro Introductory Video Tutorials (in English and Hindi).


BRP offers a five-day introductory-level Sound Analysis Workshop featuring basic principles of spectrographic analysis and measurement of animal sounds, as well as specific tools and techniques in Raven Pro.

We hope you enjoy using Raven Pro as much as we do!

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