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Tunatic helps you identify a song playing on the radio. Simply use a microphone and let Tunatic listen to the song. It will then query its search engine with possible artist names and song titles.All you need is a microphone and Internet access.

What's New

Version 1.1:
  • Universal Binary (better compatibility with Mac OS X v10.6)
  • works when sound input is set to 48 kHz instead of 44.1 kHz
  • fixed crash that occurred when some fonts were not installed
  • better display of non-latin text


  • Mac OS X 10.2 or later
  • Microphone.

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Kotos0513 Member IconReview+7

DRECK !!! - Pure unadulterated DRECK !!!

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Version 1.1
Mikael B Member IconReview+415
Mikael B

Didn't identify "Heroes" by David Bowie or any other song I tried. It's nice it's free so gets a point for that and the simple interface. Other than that it's of little if any use.

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Version 1.1
nikabuz Member IconReview+0

Doesn't work!

Tried it with several well-known songs. Didn't recognise even one of them.

Better of using iPhone Apps such as Shazam, Soundhound, or MusicID. Though the free version of Shazam is now poor.

I'm running MacOSX 10.6.7 on a 24in iMac.

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Version 1.1
gdold Member IconReview+1

This is just... wow...

I haven't found a practical use for this yet, but I can see why it would be useful! Some songs it can identify in seconds, and it has worked for nealy everything so far, the exception being:
Prolouge - Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
Prolouge - Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Hardly suprising, as it did it really quickly, not listening far enough to hear the differences...

Fantastic software, easy to use, no problems so far, great for freeware! Thanks to the developer!

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Version 1.0.1b
iGabe Member IconComment+1

Works great for the last several songs I've played.

It has even recognized George Carlin stand-up comedy (purely voice, not music).

I'd suggest others download Tunalyzer from the developers site, which analyzes the music in your iTunes Library and adds it to Tunatics peer-edited database of songs (found out about it when looking through devs site to see how program works).

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Version 1.0.1b
IanWeir Member IconComment+19

Neat little program - I haven't had much opportunity to test it, but this comment has little to do with that.
One feature that I would find even more useful than it's current use would be the ability to identify songs playing on my computer. It would come in handy for all the "Track 01"'s that I have, but do not know the names of.

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Version 1.0.1b
Tool Force Software

Use WireTap Anywhere to create a new Input Device (using Mac Audio) to fix this.

JimW Member IconComment+455

This product seems to be in its infancy right now. I threw a bunch on known stuff at it, all very recognizable, from Classical, to Popular, TV and Movie themes. It only got about 10% of them. While the product is entertaining, it is not ready for any serious identification yet. However it has strong for the future. Let me put it this way. Here is what it failed to recognize:

Bonanza - Even when sung by Loren Green.
Ally McBeal
Cold Case
Forrest Gump
The Ludlows
Riverdance took two tries
ContePartiro by Andrew Bocelli
Classical Gas
Pachebel's Cannon
Twenty Six Miles (The Four Preps) - Catalina song
Dancing Queen

You get the idea.

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Version 1.0.1b
 Member IconComment+0

One Tunatic Identifies a song the button should change from the X back to the Magnifying Glass. This would eliminate the need to click twice when identifying another song.

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Version 1.0.1b
 Member IconComment+0

This is a cool little app. A couple of suggestions that I can think of are:

Make it widget.
Make it skin-able.
Make the default plain ol' aqua
Have optional skins: brushed metal, car stereo, plus the current purple one also available in different colors.

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Version 1.0.1b
Balthamos89 Member IconReview+0

Does what it says. Worked for some of my songs, but it needs more. The cool thing is if you get the other half to it. The way it works, from my understanding, is that it gets the fingerprint of what a song looks like, and uploads it to the main database. So you get the program linked below, and it will listen to iTunes as you play and upload the fingerprints automatically.


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Version 1.0.1b
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Downloads 12,912
Version Downloads 7,299
License Free
Date 08 Dec 2010
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price Free
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