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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
  • Intel/PPC
  • Mac OS X 10.2 or later
  • Microphone.

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Kotos0513 reviewed on 21 Dec 2012
DRECK !!! - Pure unadulterated DRECK !!!
[Version 1.1]



Mikael B reviewed on 20 Jun 2012
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.
[Version 1.1]


nikabuz reviewed on 06 Apr 2011
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.
[Version 1.1]



gdold reviewed on 23 Nov 2006
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!
[Version 1.0.1b]


iGabe commented on 15 Apr 2006
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).
[Version 1.0.1b]


IanWeir commented on 25 Jan 2006
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.
[Version 1.0.1b]

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Tool Force Software replied on 20 Sep 2008
Use WireTap Anywhere to create a new Input Device (using Mac Audio) to fix this.

JimW commented on 26 Dec 2005
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.
[Version 1.0.1b]


Balthamos89 reviewed on 16 Dec 2005
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.

[Version 1.0.1b]



shawnyQ reviewed on 15 Dec 2005
I have no idea how this works, but to my surprise it actually does. I'm not sure how useful it is, but it's kinda fun testing it out.
[Version 1.0b]

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Type:Home Personal : Music
Date:08 Dec 2010
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
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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.

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