Raven

Raven Pro
Raven Exhibit
Raven Lite

Raven is a software program for the acquisition, visualization, measurement, and analysis of sounds.


Raven Pro provides a powerful, user-friendly research and teaching tool for scientists working with acoustic signals. Raven Pro's highly configurable views provide unparalleled flexibility in data display. Student discounts and per country discounts are available.

Raven Exhibit is a sound visualization and recording system optimized for public displays and exhibits in places like science museums, zoos, aquariums, and nature centers.

Raven Lite is a free software program that lets users record, save, and visualize sounds as spectrograms and waveforms. Raven Lite is intended for students, educators, and hobbyists, and can be used for learning about sounds, as an aid in birdsong recognition, and in musical instruction.



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Sound Analysis Workshop

The Bioacoustics Research Program will be running a 5-day Sound Analysis Workshop featuring Raven Pro from Monday April 3rd to Friday April 7th, 2017 at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology in Ithaca, New York. The workshop is intended primarily for biologists interested in analysis, visualization, and measurement of animal sounds. The workshop covers basic principles of spectrographic analysis and measurement of animal sounds, as well as specific tools and techniques in Raven Pro.

The maximum class size is 11, and there are currently 3 places available. The standard fee is $1,400, but there is a discounted rate of $1,050 for registered students (Bachelors, Master or Ph.D.). The fee covers tuition, lunches, and a complimentary 1-yr license for Raven. More details can be found on the BRP homepage.

Please contact Liz Rowland, edr6@cornell.edu, if you're interested or have questions.

For details, see BRP homepage.




Raven Lite 2.0

The Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the Bioacoustics Research Program are pleased to announce Raven Lite 2.0. You can order your free license from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology E-Store. Many thanks to Lisa Yang, Sylvia Gallagher, and the other generous donors who made this possible!

This new free version of Raven represents a major update, is compatible with the lastest versions of Windows and Mac OS X, and has a number of improvements.

  • Sound view window
    • No limit on sound length
    • Paged sound windows
    • Multi-channel sound views
    • Waveform, spectrogram, spectrogram slice and selection spectrum views
    • Real date and time display
  • Selection tables - multiple selections for
    • zoom
    • playback
    • annotation
    • "Average Power Density (dB FS)" measurement
    • export to sound clips
  • Customization
    • User-defined presets for sound windows, recorders, and color schemes
    • Raven Preferences
  • Recorder
    • No limit on recording time
    • Reads multi-channel audio into memory, single files, or file sequences
    • Multiple sample rates
    • Decimation of audio samples
    • Delayed recording
    • File naming templates
  • Playback
    • Scrolling playback
    • Reverse playback
    • Looping playback
  • Filters
    • Bandpass and bandstop
    • Adaptive
    • Amplify
    • Fade in and fade out
  • Memory Manager
    • user can set Raven Lite to use more memory for longer sound views and higher sample rates

For more details, see the Feature Comparison of Raven Lite and Raven Pro.

Order your free license now!