Install Raven Lite

  1. Install Java 8 from Java Downloads.

    • Windows users: install "Windows Offline (64-bit)" *

  2. Install Raven Lite from the Downloads page.

    • Windows tips
        • Download 64 bit version.*
        • Install on the default path.

    • Mac OS X tip
        • Install while logged in as an administrator.

  3. Open Raven Lite. Paste your Raven Lite serial number into the Registration GUI.

    • To receive a Raven Lite serial number by email, order Raven Lite free of charge from the CornellLab E-Store.

     *For 32 bit Windows computers, install "Windows Offline" Java and 32 bit Raven Lite.

Learn to Use Raven Lite

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


The Bioacoustic Research Program presents five-day introductory-level Sound Analysis Workshops featuring basic principles of spectrographic analysis and measurement of animal sounds, as well as specific tools and techniques in Raven Pro.

Upgrade to Raven Pro

If you are interested in finding out more about Raven Pro, see Feature Comparison of Raven Lite and Raven Pro. You can request a free trial license for Raven Pro by emailing Raven License Support.

Raven Pro Discounts

Per country discounts are available for non-commercial use to citizens of low-income and middle-income countries, as determined by the World Bank.

Autonomous Recording Units and PAM Software

Our engineering team develops cutting-edge, yet cost-effective, hardware and software solutions. These solutions support terrestrial, aquatic, and marine passive-acoustic monitoring (PAM) efforts and acoustic studies of behavioral ecology, evolution, and conservation biology. We aim to make these technologies available to researchers worldwide to support a wide range of conservation efforts. For more information, see Bioacoustics Research Program Technology.

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