LINGUIST List 13.508

Sat Feb 23 2002

Sum: Speech Analysis Software for Sung Speech

Editor for this issue: Marie Klopfenstein <>


  1. Michael Frishkopf, responses to query

Message 1: responses to query

Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2002 15:04:49 -0700
From: Michael Frishkopf <>
Subject: responses to query


Recently I queried this list for advice on software packages capable of 
analyzing sung speech at phonetic and phonological levels, especially those 
that can provide accurate pitch tracking. I'd like to summarize the 
results of this query to the list in case they may be useful to others.

Praat was most commonly recommended:

Several respondents also recommended Speech Analyzer from SIL:

For several links to phonetic analysis software, see

The Department of Speech and Music Acoustics at the Royal Institute of 
Technology in Stockholm has developed the Swell and Soundswell packages; 

Custom software may be available from LingCom, a company specializing in 
speech recognition:

Many thanks to all who responded!
Best regards,

 * * *
Michael Frishkopf
Department of Music
Faculty of Arts
University of Alberta
3-82 Fine Arts Building
Edmonton, AB T6G 2C9

Office: 3-67 FAB
Office tel and fax: (780) 492-0670

Music Department:
Tel: (780) 492-3263
Fax: (780) 492-9246
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