Spectrum Analyzer for Mac osx 10.4.11

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by djsound, Nov 6, 2009.

  1. macrumors 6502a


    Dec 4, 2006
    Hi all. I am looking for a stand alone Spectrum Analyzer for Mac OSX 10.4.11...that will analyze anything playing on my computer. (youtube, Firefox, itunes, Logic...anything) thanks.
  2. macrumors G4

    Jan 5, 2006
    Redondo Beach, California
    I think one is built into Logic.
    If you need "free" look at the spectrum plot function in audicity

    How to get the data from youtube to audicity or Logic will require some some other software (audio hijack or the like)
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Dec 4, 2006
    sorry I wasn't clear. I want it to be universal and to just analyze whatever is playing on my computer....like from the output of my Motu 828 I guess...I don't know how else to explain this...I know Logic has one and that is fine from within Logic...
  4. macrumors 6502a


    Oct 3, 2007
    ChrisA said that you can route your system audio out to something like Audio Hijack or Soundflower and have that as the input to Audacity. That way you will be able to use Audacity's spectrum analyzer on any audio you want.
  5. thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Dec 4, 2006
    way to much work when you could just open a .app and see it analyzing whatever is playing on your computer...
  6. macrumors regular

    Feb 9, 2008
  7. macrumors newbie

    Aug 6, 2011
  8. macrumors regular

    Jul 21, 2011
    North Carolina
    There are many - including Roger Nichol's free one.

    For serious tuning though I would pick Specter. As usual YMMV.
  9. finjam, May 3, 2012
    Last edited: May 3, 2012

    macrumors newbie

    May 3, 2012
    UPDATE 2: Just realized I wasn't using soundflower correctly. I think I got it

    UPDATE: sorry, AudioXplorer does seem to be working.


    want to re-propose this question. None of the answers here seem to fit the original question or they just haven't worked for me so hoping you guys can help further.

    I want a standalone application that does real time analysis of anything playing out of the built-in line output of the Mac (10.6 or 10.7) without any routing or anything. I find it hard to believe there is not an app that simply can monitor the system's audio, much like recording programs that do. Not talking about plugins for my DAW or apps that analyze a hardware input.

    Have tried the demo version of Flux which didn't work (paid version is iLok only which is a huge hassle anyways). SignalScope Pro seems like it should work but can't get any audio through it and playing out. Same thing with LAMA and AudioXplorer. Additionally, I am attempting all this with variations in Audio/Midi Setup with aggregate devices and Soundflower with these programs as well.

    Thank you!
  10. macrumors newbie

    Jan 16, 2013
    Audio Analizer

    I see this post is very old but i am trying...

    I want to find an audio output analyzer for my mac. I mean, the sounds that i hear in my speakers, headphones etc to be analyzed by a VU meter, spectrum analyzer or something, iTunes, youtube, sound+/- everything, just like i have an amplifier with VU meters on it and see whats going on.

    Is there something like this? An widget or app? Like temperature monitors are, why this doesn't exist?

    Thank you. I home you know what i mean.

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