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Sounds Harmonic Analysis
One of the many features that come as part of Fractal Tune Smithy


Use this to analyse the spectrum of a musical instrument or chord. It lets you find the exact pitches in a recording to much greater accuracy than is usual in frequency spectrum analysis. It can often find pitches to within a fraction of a cent even for short notes on musical instruments.

If you want to get the software right away, skip to Next.



The emphasis is on frequency detection to within a small fraction of a cent even for quite short notes, so that you can distinguish between the various microtonal pitches and intervals. A lot of spectrum analysis software, though fairly accurate in pitch, doesn't aim to be quite as accurate as this.

What makes this possible are the advanced pitch interpolation options, and for harmonic timbres, the option to add a harmonic analysis of all the pitches to get the fundamental to more accuracy than any of the component partials in the note.

The analysis may find frequencies in the noise if the sensitivity is too high. Best used with a clean recording - or you can spend some time tweaking the noise reduction.

You can also choose the frequencies interactively - click on the spectrum also to add or remove peaks from the analysis individually if it finds too many, or click on the peaks you want to be included in the analysis.

There is less emphasis on ease of use - it is made as easy to use as I could make it, but the idea is that you are most interested in the exact pitches and so it does what it takes to find them even if this impacts on ease of use e.g. by adding extra partials to noisy recordings which you need to remove by hand.

( more to come here)


What to do next

Freeware / Shareware status: This feature is freeware.

To continue reading about use of Tune Smithy to make chord sound clips go on to the Chord Synthesis .

To find this feature after you download Tune Smithy:
Look in the Tune Smithy Tasks window for: Analyse recording

To download the program and take it for a Test drive (start the test drive at any time):

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To find this feature:
look in the
Tune Smithy Tasks window for:

Analyse recording


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