Team R2R | 02 Nov 2017 | WiN: 44.3 MB | OSX: 29.6 MB
The Snail is a very high-precision frequency-domain analyzer that delivers an easy to understand representation of sounds based on the scales and notes aligned in spectrally active zones. It offers a new way of tuning and analyzing an instrument in an extremely accurate way, displaying intonation and visualizing music and sounds in a way that can help anyone improve their listening and innotation!
Think of a film camera turning at 24 frames per second filming a bicycle wheel turning at 24 revolutions a second, the spokes will appear to be standing still. That means, for a Fourier analysis of frequency at 439Hz compared to a tuning reference of 440Hz, the demodulated phase will turn at 1Hz (as a slightly desynchronised stroboscope makes a rotating object have a slow movement). Think of audio signals ’beating’ as there is a interference between two sounds at slightly different frequencies.
Compared to standard spectrum analyzers based on Fourier-type analysis, the frequency accuracy is enhanced by a process based on the demodulated phase. This system is based on a recent patented technology, conceived at the laboratory of Science and Technology of Music and Sound IRCAM-CNRS-UPMC.
– Simple intuitive interface
– Ultimate accuracy in tuning
– Different combinations of views available
– Audio player with waveform display to allow analysis of any song or sound
– Live input for tuning of external sources
– Tuner mode or Music mode
– Adjustable Tuning Reference pitch
– Transposing feature
– Display of phase relationships possible
– User adjustable colour schemes