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Praat is an application with which phoneticians can analyze, synthesize, and manipulate speech, and create high-quality images for their articles and doctoral theses.

The source code may be downloaded here.

What's New

Version 5.3.76:
  • One can determine the size of "speckles" (filled circles) with Speckle size... in the Pen menu. Speckles are used in drawing Formant, PitchTier, and several other kinds of objects.

Requirements

OS X 10.5 or later

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RavenNevermore Member IconReview+1317
RavenNevermore
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Note: the download link here is for the 32-bit version. You can get the 64-bit version from the developer's website.

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Version 5.3.71
gtrsteve
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Thanks for the tip about the 64-bit. Version 5.3.72 is out now.

MacUpdate-Lon
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The 64-bit version is available on this page under "Related Links".

hced Member IconComment+171
hced
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Oh, the icon keeps growing on you...

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Version 5.3.66
Arkham6
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They already have the flat look that came with iOS 7. :-)

MacUpdate-Lon Member IconComment+557
MacUpdate-Lon
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From http://savethevowels.org/praat/:

"'Using Praat for Linguistic Research' by Will Styler is a practical guidebook and information package designed to help you use the Praat phonetics software package more effectively in Phonetic or Phonological research."

The 60+ page guidebook is available free at the above website, or by using this URL:

http://savethevowels.org/praat/UsingPraatforLinguisticResearchLatest.pdf

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Version 5.3.50
Jazzica Member IconComment+442
Jazzica
+2

Cool program. Re the icon: isn't it easy to change an icon on a Mac? You can even make your own using img2icns or go out googling for free OSX icons.

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Version 5.3.45
RavenNevermore
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The icon is pretty bad, but it does make the program easy to find when I forget its name. lol I just look for the hot pink lips.

I do this with many applications that have names that don't match what they do.

Nathan Sanders Member IconReview+5
Nathan Sanders
+5

It's simply outstanding to have such functional, useful, and versatile software not only offered for free, but continually updated, year after year after year. Kudos to Paul and David for their tireless hard work.

As for the icon, I've been using Praat for over a decade, and I've never had a problem with it, and would miss it if it were changed significantly!

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Version 5.3.21
Old_guy Member IconReview+229
Old_guy
+5

Praat is awesome. The icon is brilliantly crafted to grab your attention. Tops :)

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Version 5.3.10
piquadratpi2
+2

indeed - this icon grabs my attention, wahahaha

cmotdibbler
+5

I come here just to see if the icon is different. Not disappointed!

Psychos Member IconReview+285
Psychos
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I give Praat 5 stars for it's unmatched ability to make me come back to this page every time there's a new version, just to see if anyone's posted anything amusing about the icon.

I've never come across another piece of Mac software that manages to do this so effectively! The developers have truly achieved something unique here.

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Version 5.2.38
MacUpdate-Lon
+2

Pfffffffft!

Jdub800
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Jazzica Member IconReview+442
Jazzica
+2

I don't like the icon for Garage Band.app so I changed it to a piano instead of a guitar.

For Fetch.app I use my little Boston Terrier's face. How hard is it to change the icon for a Mac user?

And how important, if the app is great as this one is?

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Version 5.2.33
MacUpdate-Lon
+4

Now that is a good post. It's SOOOOO easy to change an app's icon on a Mac.

Roxzilla
+3

I like how your review had nothing to do with the Praat App, and in fact, did not even mention it.

For that don't know, you can highlight a picture with a select tool, CMD C, then go into the finder and CMD-I, click the apps icon in the top left corner and then CMD-V

Sartorius Member IconComment+7
Sartorius
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This version is Intel only.

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Version 5.2.22
xati-ba Member IconComment+237
xati-ba
+8

I've come to believe that the monstrous icon of this app is in fact a subtle marketing ploy. There is no such thing as bad publicity in the world of business, and this icon has created a lot of attention for this product. Users who have no use for such a program have no doubt downloaded it anyway to show it to their friends. Clever advertising, I say.

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Version 5.2.16
MacUpdate-Lon
+5

These guys, Paul Boersma and David Weenink, are scientists. Not artists. Most likely they could care less what the icon looks like. Far more important is the quality of the software itself and that it has been updated regularly for many years now. And oh yes, it's free and you can download the source code. Besides all that, anyone with Mac smarts can change the icon to whatever they like to.

xati-ba
+1

I wholeheartedly agree, but unfortunately appearances count for so much, especially with Mac fans. It depresses me to see technical prowess and great work go to waste because of simple, but crucial, details like an icon that can be easily remedied. To give you a heartbreaking example, it is currently believed that poor spelling is costing the UK millions of pounds in lost revenue for internet businesses.

I'm sorry if you interpreted my comment to be dismissive of Praat (a program which I find very useful). I intended it to be more a warning than a mockery.

MacUpdate-Lon
+2

I will repeat my previous remark. Anyone with Mac smarts can change the icon to whatever they like. By the way, I read that article on the BBC website about poor spelling/grammar issues turning prospective buyers away. A person can not change a website's lack of spelling and grammar skills, but one may surely change an application's icon on a Mac. It is, as they say, "dope easy". And I am reasonably sure the authors of this software are aware that their Mac users can change the icon themselves.

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Jacklarm
Version 5.3.56
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Bleech_Jef
Version 5.3.54
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Stephen_Fry
Version 5.3.50
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Old_guy
Version 5.3.44
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Indica
Version 5.3.35
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Stephen_Fry
Version 5.3.25
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Roxzilla
Version 5.3.20
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hced
Version 5.3.07
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Stef_Vandenabele
Version 5.3.04
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Eggi_from_Hamburg
Version 5.3
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Downloads 98,592
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License Free
Date 10 May 2014
Platform OS X / Intel 32
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