4.2.4. Acoustic Analyzer View

Acoustic Analyzer View

Figure 4.40. Acoustic Analyzer View

On this settings page you can choose the appearance and behaviour of the Analyzer View.

Analyzer Display

This selects the kind of analysis that you want to show. The main analyzer window can show a single view, or it can be split into a long-term view (for the spectrogram) and short-term view (for the spectrum). If both views are active, the cursor position in the long-term view determines the content of the short-term view.

The spectrum shows a graph of intensity per frequency. The spectrogram shows how the spectrum changes over time. Pitch shows the fundamental frequency. Showing neither spectrogram nor pitch can useful if you want to work with the Overtone Sliders alone.

Spectrum Type

Here you can select various options for the appearance of the spectrum.

Normalize Spectrum to loudest intensity

If this is checked, the spectrum will show the loudest spectral peak at 0dB and scale all other values accordingly. If it is not checked, the intensity of the spectral peaks will be shown as their actual value.

Pitch Display

These options allow you to customize the appearance of the pitch display. The current note always corresponds to the fundamental pitch at the current cursor position.

Display current note name

If the short-term view is active, the name of the current note is displayed on top of the spectrum.

Display frequency

If the short-term view is active, the frequency of the current pitch will be shown in Hz on top of the spectrum.

Show current note on piano and staff view

If this is checked, the current note is highlighted on the piano, and shown as musical note on the staff view.