4.1.1. Overview

Here is an overview of the main elements of the VoceVista Video user interface:

User Interface Overview

Figure 4.1. User Interface Overview


The Toolbar provides quick access to many functions of the program.

Staff View & Piano

The Piano is a playable keyboard. You can click on individual tones, or use Ctrl-Click to select entire chords and play them with the Play selected tones command.

The Staff View shows a musical staff. It also shows the current notes played on the piano. The colored areas in the background indicate the ambitus (the range from lowest to highest singable note) of the singing voices and of the singable overtones.

Analyzer View

This is the main view of VoceVista Video and contains output from the analyzer (such as spectrum, spectrogram, and pitch), as well as note/overtone sliders, rulers, markers, and frequency filters.


The Timeline shows an overview of the entire recording or loaded audio file as a waveform. The Timeline also acts like a scrollbar and lets you navigate through a long recording by moving the current range slider with the mouse.

Status Bar

The status bar shows context help and status information. If the mouse cursor points at something that can be clicked or manipulated with the mouse, the status bar will show details about the specific operations that you can perform.

If the mouse cursor is over the Analyzer View, the Status Bar will show the time, frequency, note name and intensity of the recording at the current mouse cursor position. The Status Bar also has a slider for the main output volume.