Sononym has announced the arrival of Sononym 1.0​, a sample browser for Windows, Linux and OSX.

The primary innovation in Sononym is called “Similarity Search”, a special search mode
which accepts sound as the input, and finds relevant sounds throughout your sample
collection. It’s even possible to connect a synth, guitar or microphone and use this to locate
samples by recording sounds on-the-fly.

Another welcome feature is the automatic classification/classification, which will group samples into relevant categories such as loops and oneshots, kicks or snares.

In addition to this, the software offers many other features that you would expect from a
modern sample browser: feature extraction (audio analysis), searchable and sortable
file/results views, and a streamlined user interface.

● Deep audio analysis​: extracts pitch, tempo, brightness etc. from samples.
● Self-organizing content​: automatically group samples into relevant categories.
● Similarity Search​: A unique and powerful way to discover variations of any sound.
● Live recording​: Quickly and easily find samples based on any input sound.
● Integrated bookmarking and export​: Don’t lose the creative flow while browsing.
● Cross-platform​: Sononym is available for Windows, Linux and OS X

The software is available for a fixed base price of 89 EUR, including VAT, or 99 USD for
customers in the United States. A fully functional 30-day trial version can be downloaded
from the Sononym website.

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