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.

At present videos are available with English and Hindi soundtracks, but we plan to produce versions with other languages as well.


Now available with soundtrack in Hindi




Natural Sound Recording and Analysis Workshop
Sierra Nevada, June 2018

The Cornell Bioacoustics Research Program is offering a one-week integrated sound recording and analysis workshop for researchers and serious amateurs interested in wildlife sounds, 9 - 16 June 2018 at San Francisco State University's Sierra Nevada Field Campus in the Tahoe National Forest near Calpine, CA. The workshop provides a solid foundation in bioacoustic principles, audio technology, field techniques, and analysis software and methods, for the beginner and experienced investigator alike.

For questions or to enroll, please contact email brp@cornell.edu.




Sound Analysis Workshop



The Bioacoustics Research Program offers a five-day introductory-level Sound Analysis Workshop featuring Raven Pro twice each year.

For details, see Sound Analysis Workshop.






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 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!




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.