Raven Lite Installation Instructions

Thank you for your interest in Raven Lite! Raven Lite provides a powerful, user-friendly tool for people working with acoustic signals in 149 countries.

To install Raven Lite 2.0, please follow these steps in order:
  1. Add birds-ecommerce@cornell.edu to your email contacts so the email we send with your Raven Pro serial number is not intercepted by your spam filter!
  2. Order a free Raven Lite 2.0 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 Lite 2.0
    • Windows Offline (64-bit) - if you are installing 64-bit Raven Lite 2.0
    • Mac OS X
    • Linux x64
  4. Download a Raven Lite 2.0 installer by visiting the Raven homepage, click on "Raven Lite" in the top-right corner, and click on the "full download" link for your computer.
  5. Open the Raven Lite installer.
    • Windows tip: Install on the default path
    • Mac OS X tip: Install while logged in as an administrator
  6. Open Raven Lite.
  7. Copy the serial number you received from us, and paste it into the Registration GUI. Then add your email address to the end of the serial number.
  8. Click the Register button.
  9. Be sure to keep a copy of your Raven Lite serial number in case you ever need to re-install Raven!

You may find the Raven Pro Users' Manual useful in learning how to use Raven Lite. 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

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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