Praat

Category Audio Production / Experimental
Version 5.3.81
Format App
Compatibility PraatMacOS X UB
Licence Freeware
Price Free
Rating
Updated On Jul 8, 2014
Total Downloads 3,623
Mac Downloads 1,936
Category Audio Production / Experimental
Version 5.3.81
Format App
Compatibility PraatWindows
Licence Freeware
Price Free
Rating
Updated On Jul 8, 2014
Total Downloads 3,623
PC Downloads 1,687

Doing phonetics by computer

Praat is a computer program written by Paul Boersma and David Weenink from the Institute of Phonetic Sciences (University of Amsterdam) with which phoneticians can analyse, synthesize, and manipulate speech.
Praat Praat v 5.3.81 Jul 8, 2014 MacOS X UB
EEG: can work with status numbers instead of only with status bits.
Windows: repaired a bug that could cause Praat to crash if there was a 96-dpi printer.
Praat Praat Praat v 5.3.80 Jul 2, 2014 MacOS X UB
5.3.80 (29 June 2014)

Praat preferences: choice between Chinese and Japanese style for Han characters.

5.3.79 (21 June 2014)

Can now play sounds over more than two channels.
Asynchronous play in scripts (see Demo window).
EEG: blue-to-red colour scale for scalp distributions.

5.3.78 (12 June 2014)

Multithreading can now speed up pitch analysis by a factor of 4 or so, depending on the number of cores in your processor.
Linux: can now open and save Photo objects (from PNG files) and use Insert picture from file....
Open WAV files that are in the "extensible" format (previously "unsupported format -2").
Windows: support for dropping more than one file on the Praat icon.
Scripting: can now use the editor command with an object's ID instead of only with its name.
Windows: removed a bug that sometimes disallowed saving more than one JPEG file.
Linux audio: created a workaround that reduces the chances of a freeze that is due to a potential deadlock in the collaboration between Alsa and PulseAudio that can occur when the playback of a sound is cancelled.
Praat Praat v 5.3.77 May 23, 2014 MacOS X UB
EEG: more facilities for EDF+ files.
computer Praat v 5.3.74 Apr 30, 2014 MacOS X UB
EEG: more interpretation of triggers in EDF+ files.
download Praat v 5.3.73 Apr 25, 2014 MacOS X UB
5.3.73 (21 April 2014)

EEG: understand more EGI/NetStation files.

5.3.72 (17 April 2014)

Windows: repaired a bug that caused two black edges in PNG files.
Windows: repaired a bug that could cause Praat to crash if a metafile resolution was 360 dpi.
Linux: repaired a bug that caused Praat to crash when cutting or pasting a sound in the Sound window.
mac Praat v 5.3.71 Apr 12, 2014 MacOS X UB
Windows: brought more unity in the style of Chinese characters.
windows Praat v 5.3.70 Apr 5, 2014 MacOS X UB
Added some query commands for DurationTier objects.
Repaired a bug that caused Praat not to run as a console app.
macintosh Praat v 5.3.69 Mar 29, 2014 MacOS X UB
Picture window: can save to 300-dpi and 600-dpi PNG files.
Graphics: sub-pixel precision line drawing on Mac and Linux.
Repaired a bug that could show spurious buttons in the Objects window if a plug-in created objects.
pc Praat v 5.3.68 Mar 21, 2014 MacOS X UB
Mac: corrected a bug introduced in 5.3.19 that could cause crashes when drawing a spectrogram.
Mac and Linux: Create Strings as file list... handles broken symbolic links more leniently.
Praat v 5.3.67 Mar 19, 2014 MacOS X UB
Corrected a bug that would create strange PNG files if the selection did not touch the upper left corner of the Picture window.
Mac: can save the Picture window to PNG file.
EEG: understand trigger letters in BDF/EDF files.
more...
Praat v 5.3.66 Mar 11, 2014 MacOS X UB
Windows and Linux: can save the Picture window to PNG file.
Windows: opening, modifying and saving PNG, TIFF or JPEG files (the Photo object, as on the Mac).
Praat v 5.3.65 Feb 28, 2014 MacOS X UB
Scripting language: removed some bugs from runScript.
Linux: can save the Picture window to PDF file.
Praat v 5.3.64 Feb 16, 2014 MacOS X UB
Scripting language: writeInfo, procedure, exitScript, runScript: all with colons.
64-bit Mac graphics: better highlighting and unhighlighting of selection.
64-bit Mac graphics: full screen.
Praat v 5.3.63 Jan 28, 2014 MacOS X UB
Scripting language: easier menu command invocation using the colon ":".
64-bit Mac graphics: better handling of any absence of Doulos SIL or Charis SIL.
Windows scripting: can now use "~" in file names to refer to home directory, as on Mac and Linux.
Praat v 5.3.62 Jan 4, 2014 MacOS X UB
5.3.62 (2 January 2014)

64-bit Mac: removed a bug introduced in 5.3.61 that could cause text containing "ff" to become invisible.

5.3.61 (1 January 2014)

EEG: understand status registers that contain text.
KlattGrid: removed a bug introduced in May 2009 that could make Praat crash after editing an oral formant grid.
Praat v 5.3.60 Dec 9, 2013 MacOS X UB
Mac 64-bit: implemented swiping (to scroll with the trackpad) and pinching (to zoom with the trackpad).
Scripting: backslashTrigraphsToUnicode () and unicodeToBackslashTrigraphs ().
Praat v 5.3.59 Nov 20, 2013 MacOS X UB
EEG: faster reading of BDF and EDF files.
Batch scripting: made appendInfo() write to the console in the same way as print.
Removed a bug introduced in 5.3.57 whereby some Praat text files could not be read.
Praat v 5.3.58 Nov 18, 2013 MacOS X UB
EEG: support for 16-bit (next to 24-bit) BDF files and for 16-bit (next to 8-bit) statuses.
Mac 64-bit beta version.
Praat v 5.3.57 Oct 27, 2013 MacOS X UB
Mac: opening, modifying and saving image files (the Photo object).
Mac 64-bit: some small improvements in the user interface.
Praat v 5.3.56 Sep 17, 2013 MacOS X UB
Mac: 64-bit alpha version.
Linux: improved selecting in the Picture window.
Praat v 5.3.55 Sep 3, 2013 MacOS X UB
Corrected a bug introduced in 5.3.54 by which you couldn't select a file for saving.
Praat v 5.3.54 Sep 2, 2013 MacOS X UB
Sound window: removed a bug introduced in 5.3.42 by which you couldn't ask for an odd number of poles in Formant Settings (by e.g. specifying "5.5" for the number of formants).
Linux: improved dragging of selections in the Picture window and the Sound window.
Praat v 5.3.53 Jul 10, 2013 MacOS X UB
Table: more drawing commands.
Praat v 5.3.52 Jun 14, 2013 MacOS X UB
Scripting: editor windows understand do and do$.
Praat v 5.3.51 Jun 2, 2013 MacOS X UB
Sound window: Extract selected sound for overlap....
Praat v 5.3.49 May 14, 2013 MacOS X UB
TextGrid window: alignment of the sound and the annotation in an interval, via Espeak.
Scripting: repaired a bug introduced in 5.3.32 that could cause very slow running of scripts.
Praat v 5.3.48 May 2, 2013 MacOS X UB
Scripting: variable-substitution-free object selection and file writing.
Scripting: selectObject and removeObject can select or remove multiple objects at a time.
Praat v 5.3.47 Apr 25, 2013 MacOS X UB
OTGrammar: included Giorgio Magri's (2012) update rule (weighted all up, high down).
Praat v 5.3.46 Apr 22, 2013 MacOS X UB
Scripting: variable-substitution-free procedure calls.
Linux: made the Save menu compatible with Ubuntu 12.04.
Praat v 5.3.45 Apr 18, 2013 MacOS X UB
More parts of the manual reflect variable-substitution-free scripting.
Praat v 5.3.44 Apr 8, 2013 MacOS X UB
Create Sound as pure tone....
First steps towards variable-substitution-free scripting: the do, do$, writeInfo and appendInfo functions.
Praat v 5.3.43 Mar 28, 2013 MacOS X UB
Read and write stereo Kay sound files.
Phonetic symbols ?, ? and ?.
Network: Normalize weights..., List weights..., Weights down to Table....
Praat v 5.3.42 Mar 2, 2013 MacOS X UB
Repaired some minor bugs regarding synchronization between multiple windows.
Praat v 5.3.41 Feb 11, 2013 MacOS X UB
Linux: repaired a bug that could cause Praat to crash when closing the Info window or a script window.
Praat v 5.3.40 Feb 3, 2013 MacOS X UB
Windows: better handling (in the LongSound window) of sounds that are too long to play.
Mac: corrected a bug that caused Praat to crash when closing the Strings window.
Linux: made audio output work again on 32-bit Linux.
Praat v 5.3.39 Jan 8, 2013 MacOS X UB
Formant & Spectrogram: To IntensityTier...
Praat v 5.3.38 Jan 5, 2013 MacOS X UB
ExperimentMFC: repaired a bug introduced in 5.3.36 that caused sound to fail to play completely if the screen did not blank.
Praat v 5.3.37 Jan 2, 2013 MacOS X UB
5.3.37 (2 January 2013)

ExperimentMFC: after screen blanking, reaction times count from when the response buttons appear.

5.3.36 (1 January 2013)

ExperimentMFC: made it possible to blank the screen while the sound is playing.
Praat v 5.3.35 Dec 9, 2012 MacOS X UB
SpeechSynthesizer: made it possible to have more than one at a time.
Linux: corrected a bug that caused incorrect alignment of the buttons in the Objects window.
Praat v 5.3.34 Nov 22, 2012 MacOS X UB
5.3.34 (21 November 2012)

Windows: corrected a bug that caused incorrect alignment of the buttons in the Objects window.
The new Sound: Combine to stereo can now work with Sounds of different durations, as the old could.
Corrected a bug that caused Praat to crash when creating a SpeechSynthesizer.

5.3.33 (20 November 2012)

Sound: Combine to stereo can now combine any number of Sounds into a new Sound whose number of channels is the sum of the numbers of channels of the original Sounds.
ERP: Down to Sound.
Praat v 5.3.32 Oct 18, 2012 MacOS X UB
Sound window: corrected the working of the "by window" scaling option.
Praat v 5.3.31 Oct 11, 2012 MacOS X UB
ERP: Down to Table...
Linux: corrected a bug that could cause Praat to crash after closing a file selector window for saving.
Praat v 5.3.30 Oct 7, 2012 MacOS X UB
Circumvented a rare Windows bug that could cause Praat to start to write 1.5 as 1,5 in some countries after opening a strange directory.
Windows: corrected a bug introduced in 5.3.24 that could cause Praat to crash when quitting.
Windows: corrected a bug introduced in 5.3.24 that could cause the Objects window to look weird after resizing.
Praat v 5.3.29 Oct 1, 2012 MacOS X UB
EEG: Draw scalp..., including gray legend.
Made the new Sound scaling options available for LongSounds.
Praat v 5.3.28 Sep 29, 2012 MacOS X UB
Corrected a bug introduced in 5.3.24 that made Praat crash on OSX 10.5.
Praat v 5.3.27 Sep 27, 2012 MacOS X UB
5.3.27 (27 September 2012)
Corrected a couple of small bugs.

5.3.26 (26 September 2012)
Corrected a bug introduced in 5.3.24 that prevented Praat from running in batch mode.
Praat v 5.3.25 Sep 26, 2012 MacOS X UB
EEG: view of scalp distribution takes scaling options into account.
Linux: swipable Sound window and manual.
Linux: corrected a bug introduced in 5.3.24 whereby TextGrids could not be edited.
Praat v 5.3.24 Sep 25, 2012 MacOS X UB
More kinds of vertical scaling in e.g. Sound and EEG windows.
Praat v 5.3.23 Aug 8, 2012 MacOS X UB
Mac: removed a bug introduced in September 2011 that could cause incorrect behaviour of regular expressions since July 2012.
Praat v 5.3.22 Jul 24, 2012 MacOS X UB
Linux: removed a bug introduced in 5.3.21 that could cause Praat to crash when opening files.
Neural networks: correct writing and reading of learning settings.
less...
Praat Praat v 5.3.81 Jul 8, 2014 Windows
EEG: can work with status numbers instead of only with status bits.
Windows: repaired a bug that could cause Praat to crash if there was a 96-dpi printer.
Praat Praat Praat v 5.3.80 Jul 2, 2014 Windows
5.3.80 (29 June 2014)

Praat preferences: choice between Chinese and Japanese style for Han characters.

5.3.79 (21 June 2014)

Can now play sounds over more than two channels.
Asynchronous play in scripts (see Demo window).
EEG: blue-to-red colour scale for scalp distributions.

5.3.78 (12 June 2014)

Multithreading can now speed up pitch analysis by a factor of 4 or so, depending on the number of cores in your processor.
Linux: can now open and save Photo objects (from PNG files) and use Insert picture from file....
Open WAV files that are in the "extensible" format (previously "unsupported format -2").
Windows: support for dropping more than one file on the Praat icon.
Scripting: can now use the editor command with an object's ID instead of only with its name.
Windows: removed a bug that sometimes disallowed saving more than one JPEG file.
Linux audio: created a workaround that reduces the chances of a freeze that is due to a potential deadlock in the collaboration between Alsa and PulseAudio that can occur when the playback of a sound is cancelled.
Praat Praat v 5.3.77 May 23, 2014 Windows
EEG: more facilities for EDF+ files.
computer Praat v 5.3.74 Apr 30, 2014 Windows
EEG: more interpretation of triggers in EDF+ files.
download Praat v 5.3.73 Apr 25, 2014 Windows
5.3.73 (21 April 2014)

EEG: understand more EGI/NetStation files.

5.3.72 (17 April 2014)

Windows: repaired a bug that caused two black edges in PNG files.
Windows: repaired a bug that could cause Praat to crash if a metafile resolution was 360 dpi.
Linux: repaired a bug that caused Praat to crash when cutting or pasting a sound in the Sound window.
mac Praat v 5.3.71 Apr 12, 2014 Windows
Windows: brought more unity in the style of Chinese characters.
windows Praat v 5.3.70 Apr 5, 2014 Windows
Added some query commands for DurationTier objects.
Repaired a bug that caused Praat not to run as a console app.
macintosh Praat v 5.3.69 Mar 29, 2014 Windows
Picture window: can save to 300-dpi and 600-dpi PNG files.
Graphics: sub-pixel precision line drawing on Mac and Linux.
Repaired a bug that could show spurious buttons in the Objects window if a plug-in created objects.
pc Praat v 5.3.68 Mar 21, 2014 Windows
Mac: corrected a bug introduced in 5.3.19 that could cause crashes when drawing a spectrogram.
Mac and Linux: Create Strings as file list... handles broken symbolic links more leniently.
Praat v 5.3.67 Mar 19, 2014 Windows
Corrected a bug that would create strange PNG files if the selection did not touch the upper left corner of the Picture window.
Mac: can save the Picture window to PNG file.
EEG: understand trigger letters in BDF/EDF files.
more...
Praat v 5.3.66 Mar 11, 2014 Windows
Windows and Linux: can save the Picture window to PNG file.
Windows: opening, modifying and saving PNG, TIFF or JPEG files (the Photo object, as on the Mac).
Praat v 5.3.65 Feb 28, 2014 Windows
Scripting language: removed some bugs from runScript.
Linux: can save the Picture window to PDF file.
Praat v 5.3.64 Feb 16, 2014 Windows
Scripting language: writeInfo, procedure, exitScript, runScript: all with colons.
64-bit Mac graphics: better highlighting and unhighlighting of selection.
64-bit Mac graphics: full screen.
Praat v 5.3.63 Jan 28, 2014 Windows
Scripting language: easier menu command invocation using the colon ":".
64-bit Mac graphics: better handling of any absence of Doulos SIL or Charis SIL.
Windows scripting: can now use "~" in file names to refer to home directory, as on Mac and Linux.
Praat v 5.3.62 Jan 4, 2014 Windows
5.3.62 (2 January 2014)

64-bit Mac: removed a bug introduced in 5.3.61 that could cause text containing "ff" to become invisible.

5.3.61 (1 January 2014)

EEG: understand status registers that contain text.
KlattGrid: removed a bug introduced in May 2009 that could make Praat crash after editing an oral formant grid.
Praat v 5.3.60 Dec 9, 2013 Windows
Mac 64-bit: implemented swiping (to scroll with the trackpad) and pinching (to zoom with the trackpad).
Scripting: backslashTrigraphsToUnicode () and unicodeToBackslashTrigraphs ().
Praat v 5.3.59 Nov 20, 2013 Windows
EEG: faster reading of BDF and EDF files.
Batch scripting: made appendInfo() write to the console in the same way as print.
Removed a bug introduced in 5.3.57 whereby some Praat text files could not be read.
Praat v 5.3.58 Nov 18, 2013 Windows
EEG: support for 16-bit (next to 24-bit) BDF files and for 16-bit (next to 8-bit) statuses.
Mac 64-bit beta version.
Praat v 5.3.57 Oct 27, 2013 Windows
Mac: opening, modifying and saving image files (the Photo object).
Mac 64-bit: some small improvements in the user interface.
Praat v 5.3.56 Sep 17, 2013 Windows
Mac: 64-bit alpha version.
Linux: improved selecting in the Picture window.
Praat v 5.3.55 Sep 3, 2013 Windows
Corrected a bug introduced in 5.3.54 by which you couldn't select a file for saving.
Praat v 5.3.54 Sep 2, 2013 Windows
Sound window: removed a bug introduced in 5.3.42 by which you couldn't ask for an odd number of poles in Formant Settings (by e.g. specifying "5.5" for the number of formants).
Linux: improved dragging of selections in the Picture window and the Sound window.
Praat v 5.3.53 Jul 10, 2013 Windows
Table: more drawing commands.
Praat v 5.3.52 Jun 14, 2013 Windows
Scripting: editor windows understand do and do$.
Praat v 5.3.51 Jun 2, 2013 Windows
Sound window: Extract selected sound for overlap....
Praat v 5.3.49 May 14, 2013 Windows
TextGrid window: alignment of the sound and the annotation in an interval, via Espeak.
Scripting: repaired a bug introduced in 5.3.32 that could cause very slow running of scripts.
Praat v 5.3.48 May 2, 2013 Windows
Scripting: variable-substitution-free object selection and file writing.
Scripting: selectObject and removeObject can select or remove multiple objects at a time.
Praat v 5.3.47 Apr 25, 2013 Windows
OTGrammar: included Giorgio Magri's (2012) update rule (weighted all up, high down).
Praat v 5.3.46 Apr 22, 2013 Windows
Scripting: variable-substitution-free procedure calls.
Linux: made the Save menu compatible with Ubuntu 12.04.
Praat v 5.3.45 Apr 18, 2013 Windows
More parts of the manual reflect variable-substitution-free scripting.
Praat v 5.3.44 Apr 8, 2013 Windows
Create Sound as pure tone....
First steps towards variable-substitution-free scripting: the do, do$, writeInfo and appendInfo functions.
Praat v 5.3.43 Mar 28, 2013 Windows
Read and write stereo Kay sound files.
Phonetic symbols ?, ? and ?.
Network: Normalize weights..., List weights..., Weights down to Table....
Praat v 5.3.42 Mar 2, 2013 Windows
Repaired some minor bugs regarding synchronization between multiple windows.
Praat v 5.3.41 Feb 11, 2013 Windows
Linux: repaired a bug that could cause Praat to crash when closing the Info window or a script window.
Praat v 5.3.40 Feb 3, 2013 Windows
Windows: better handling (in the LongSound window) of sounds that are too long to play.
Mac: corrected a bug that caused Praat to crash when closing the Strings window.
Linux: made audio output work again on 32-bit Linux.
Praat v 5.3.39 Jan 8, 2013 Windows
Formant & Spectrogram: To IntensityTier...
Praat v 5.3.38 Jan 5, 2013 Windows
ExperimentMFC: repaired a bug introduced in 5.3.36 that caused sound to fail to play completely if the screen did not blank.
Praat v 5.3.37 Jan 2, 2013 Windows
5.3.37 (2 January 2013)

ExperimentMFC: after screen blanking, reaction times count from when the response buttons appear.

5.3.36 (1 January 2013)

ExperimentMFC: made it possible to blank the screen while the sound is playing.
Praat v 5.3.35 Dec 9, 2012 Windows
SpeechSynthesizer: made it possible to have more than one at a time.
Linux: corrected a bug that caused incorrect alignment of the buttons in the Objects window.
Praat v 5.3.34 Nov 22, 2012 Windows
5.3.34 (21 November 2012)

Windows: corrected a bug that caused incorrect alignment of the buttons in the Objects window.
The new Sound: Combine to stereo can now work with Sounds of different durations, as the old could.
Corrected a bug that caused Praat to crash when creating a SpeechSynthesizer.

5.3.33 (20 November 2012)

Sound: Combine to stereo can now combine any number of Sounds into a new Sound whose number of channels is the sum of the numbers of channels of the original Sounds.
ERP: Down to Sound.
Praat v 5.3.32 Oct 18, 2012 Windows
Sound window: corrected the working of the "by window" scaling option.
Praat v 5.3.31 Oct 11, 2012 Windows
ERP: Down to Table...
Linux: corrected a bug that could cause Praat to crash after closing a file selector window for saving.
Praat v 5.3.30 Oct 7, 2012 Windows
Circumvented a rare Windows bug that could cause Praat to start to write 1.5 as 1,5 in some countries after opening a strange directory.
Windows: corrected a bug introduced in 5.3.24 that could cause Praat to crash when quitting.
Windows: corrected a bug introduced in 5.3.24 that could cause the Objects window to look weird after resizing.
Praat v 5.3.29 Oct 1, 2012 Windows
EEG: Draw scalp..., including gray legend.
Made the new Sound scaling options available for LongSounds.
Praat v 5.3.28 Sep 29, 2012 Windows
Corrected a bug introduced in 5.3.24 that made Praat crash on OSX 10.5.
Praat v 5.3.27 Sep 27, 2012 Windows
5.3.27 (27 September 2012)
Corrected a couple of small bugs.

5.3.26 (26 September 2012)
Corrected a bug introduced in 5.3.24 that prevented Praat from running in batch mode.
Praat v 5.3.25 Sep 26, 2012 Windows
EEG: view of scalp distribution takes scaling options into account.
Linux: swipable Sound window and manual.
Linux: corrected a bug introduced in 5.3.24 whereby TextGrids could not be edited.
Praat v 5.3.24 Sep 25, 2012 Windows
More kinds of vertical scaling in e.g. Sound and EEG windows.
Praat v 5.3.23 Aug 8, 2012 Windows
Mac: removed a bug introduced in September 2011 that could cause incorrect behaviour of regular expressions since July 2012.
Praat v 5.3.22 Jul 24, 2012 Windows
Linux: removed a bug introduced in 5.3.21 that could cause Praat to crash when opening files.
Neural networks: correct writing and reading of learning settings.
less...
Praat

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