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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Raven Pro Introductory Tutorials


The Cornell Bioacoustics Research Program is pleased to announce the release of a series of short video tutorials introducing the most widely used features of Raven Pro 1.5 bioacoustic analysis software.

Although these tutorials "begin at the beginning," experienced users may learn something as well.

Presently the videos are available in English only, but we plan to produce versions in other languages as well.

Raven Lite users may find these videos helpful as well.




SWIFT Autonomous Recording Unit


We are pleased to announce the SWIFT, our new terrestrial autonomous recording unit.

Our hope is that this unit will enable not only researchers, but also hobbyists, from all over the world to collect acoustics data in support of wildlife conservation efforts.






Raven on 4K Monitors

Windows users with a 4K monitor may want to install Java 9, which provides for more optimal scaling of fonts and toolbars in Raven. Java 8 is still recommended for Mac OSX systems and Windows systems that don't have 4K monitors.

For more information, see Windows Info for Raven.




Raven Lite 2.0


Order Raven Lite 2.0 free of charge from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology E-Store.

Thanks to Lisa Yang, Sylvia Gallagher, and other generous donors for making this free version possible.

Order Raven Lite 2.0 now!




Sound Analysis Workshop

The next session of the Cornell Bioacoustics Research Program's Sound Analysis Workshop will take place 2 - 6 April 2018 at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology in Ithaca, New York, USA.

This introductory workshop features Raven Pro and 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, a sound analysis application program developed by BRP.

Two scholarship positions are available for this session to cover tuition, lodging, and two meals per day; scholarships do not cover travel expenses. Only residents of low-income and middle-income countries as defined by the World Bank are eligible to apply for these scholarships. Scholarships are reserved for participants planning to apply the principles and methods of animal bioacoustics in fields such as ecology, animal behavior, or conservation biology. We particularly encourage applications from graduate students and faculty, as well as staff of relevant government agencies or non-governmental organizations (NGOs). Scholarship applications must be submitted no later than 14 November 2017.

For details, see Sound Analysis Workshop.