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Analyze, synthesize, and manipulate speech.

Praat overview

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

The source code may be downloaded here.

What’s new in version 6.2.13

Updated on May 20 2022

  • Playing a sound on the Mac: prevented an audible click at the end of audio output (appending a silence at the end is no longer needed).
  • FormantPath window: more flexible visualization.
  • New versions of PortAudio and Unicode.
  • Removed the sendpraat directive.
  • Removed several small interface bugs, and improved manual.
View older Praat updates

Information

License

Free

Size

26.7 MB

Downloads

117344

App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.9.0 or later
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Ca
Ca
Feb 12 2019
6.0.47
5.0
Feb 12 2019
5.0
Version: 6.0.47
Thanks for keeping Praat free!
piquadratpi2
piquadratpi2
May 24 2016
6.0.18
1.0
May 24 2016
1.0
Version: 6.0.18
Doesn't start on 10.11.5! Always crashes...
RavenNevermore
RavenNevermore
Apr 10 2014
5.3.71
5.0
Apr 10 2014
5.0
Version: 5.3.71
Note: the download link here is for the 32-bit version. You can get the 64-bit version from the developer's website.
hced
hced
Mar 11 2014
5.3.66
5.0
Mar 11 2014
5.0
Version: 5.3.66
Oh, the icon keeps growing on you...
MacUpdate-Lon
MacUpdate-Lon
May 22 2013
5.3.50
0.0
May 22 2013
0.0
Version: 5.3.50
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
jessica@jessicawilliams-com
jessica@jessicawilliams-com
Apr 16 2013
5.3.45
4.0
Apr 16 2013
4.0
Version: 5.3.45
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.
Nathan-Sanders
Nathan-Sanders
Jul 18 2012
5.3.21
5.0
Jul 18 2012
5.0
Version: 5.3.21
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!
Old-guy
Old-guy
Mar 14 2012
5.3.10
4.5
Mar 14 2012
4.5
Version: 5.3.10
Praat is awesome. The icon is brilliantly crafted to grab your attention. Tops :)
Psychos
Psychos
Sep 7 2011
5.2.38
5.0
Sep 7 2011
5.0
Version: 5.2.38
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.
jessica@jessicawilliams-com
jessica@jessicawilliams-com
Jul 29 2011
5.2.33
4.0
Jul 29 2011
4.0
Version: 5.2.33
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?
Sartorius
Sartorius
Apr 17 2011
5.2.22
0.0
Apr 17 2011
0.0
Version: 5.2.22
This version is Intel only.
xati-ba
xati-ba
Feb 21 2011
5.2.16
0.0
Feb 21 2011
0.0
Version: 5.2.16
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.
Jimblue
Jimblue
Feb 1 2011
5.2.12
0.0
Feb 1 2011
0.0
Version: 5.2.12
my wife has another baby bump
Cowicide
Cowicide
Jan 31 2011
5.2.12
0.0
Jan 31 2011
0.0
Version: 5.2.12
I would like to nominate this app for worst icon in the history of icons on the Mac. I've seen worse for Windows, but nothing as bad as this on the Mac. Congrats, I think.
Baannongdong-Kap
Baannongdong-Kap
Jan 30 2011
5.2.12
0.0
Jan 30 2011
0.0
Version: 5.2.12
Developers, you are awesome. You have been continually upgrading for many years now and it keeps getting better and better. You have never asked for any financial aid, offering it free. I can't understand how anyone can continually criticize the icon when they are offering nothing financially nor technically to the application. I wish you both health, blessing, and encouragement.
Jdub800
Jdub800
Nov 22 2010
5.2.03
0.0
Nov 22 2010
0.0
Version: 5.2.03
Just passing through to see the latest on the icon... /whistles
Frostbyte
Frostbyte
Nov 6 2010
5.2.01
0.0
Nov 6 2010
0.0
Version: 5.2.01
Okay I have to say it...My favorite MacUpdate activity is seeing if the Praat icon has changed....it's an obsession....
Maclover1-1
Maclover1-1
Jul 13 2010
5.1.39
0.0
Jul 13 2010
0.0
Version: 5.1.39
I know.. why is the issue of this icon so important.. I mean appearance does not matter AT ALL.. EVER... only functionalities.. look at the iPhone 4.. works great, great reception/antenna problem, yet the appearance/design is crap and compleeeeeeeetely random lol Be honest people.. you all care about appearance or you would most likely not even be on MAC... The World would be a better place if humans were more honest (honesty is also an aesthetics ideal.. the ancient Greek gave a damn about all this .. how low can you go Humanity.. XXIst century looks like rock-bottom in this department)... And yes this icon su cks Paul the Octopus eight times rather than one.
Roxzilla
Roxzilla
Jul 13 2010
5.1.39
5.0
Jul 13 2010
5.0
Version: 5.1.39
I have no idea what this software does, but I have enjoyed the Icon debate for several years now! I think its funny how people complain so much about a free program's icon!
Jimblue
Jimblue
Mar 12 2010
5.1.28
0.0
Mar 12 2010
0.0
Version: 5.1.28
i myself absolutely love the icon to the hilt! it looks very very close to my wife's best side -- almost an exact duplicate of certain nether regions. my only real problem with the icon is that after only fifteen minutes at the most of working with this program, i find myself using every square inch of our king-sized bed with her for a very very long time in an animalistic fashion. while i'm certain i am not exactly using the program as intended by the developers, sometimes certain mac software has unforeseen beneFITS. i mean who would have figured Praat has produced 4 children, two of which i proudly named paul and dave. hats off to the developers and i thank you both in the worst way.
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