LINGUIST List 12.637

Thu Mar 8 2001

Sum: Waves Alternatives

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Message 1: Waves Alternatives

Date: Wed, 7 Mar 2001 19:13:33 +0100
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Subject: Waves Alternatives

Dear colleagues,

on Monday I posted a query asking for potential alternatives to the Waves
program which is no longer available. In total, I received some fifteen
responses with useful and valuable suggestions and comments. Since quite a
few colleagues are obviously facing the same problem, I am pleased to be
able to present the following list of tools(whose suitability for our
puposes we will have to check out next week, though):

Praat: ,


HTK toolkit:


Speech Analyzer from SIL:

Interestingly enough, Chilin Shih wrote that she got a Waves release by
writing to So there might be some hope for those of us who
prefer Waves to other candidates. Bill Fletcher sent me a freeware program
called "Spectrogram" (Version 4.2.8.) which has been developed by Richard
Horne (

I would like to thank Helmer, Marc, Fred, Matt, Gareth, Simon, David,
Meredith, Rina, Mike, Barbara, Dan, Kevin, Chilin, Maciej, John and Bill for
their swift replies.


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