Software for Real Time

Analysis of Musical Sounds

For Macintoshes with Sound Input

Created by

Timothy J. Madden

James W. Beauchamp

OS Notes: Armadillo works in real time and non-real time under Mac OS 8.x and 9.x and in Classic Mode under 10.x.
[Under OS 10.1 it works only in non-real time (i.e., with aiff files) in Classic Mode.]

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The primary objective of Armadillo is to provide a convenient way to quickly analyze musical sounds on an inexpensive computer without the need for specialized hardware. The development of high speed computers with excellent graphics and high quality audio I/O for the general consumer in the last few years has made this possible. While a number of analysis programs are available on the Intel or Macintosh platforms, there are few that are dedicated to the analysis of musical sounds as Armadillo is.


Armadillo Sample Displays

Phase Vocoder Analysis of a Trumpet Tone — 3D Graph


Real Time Fourier Analysis of a Voice


Tuning Window- Analysis can be accurately tuned to any pitch


Real Time Phase Vocoder Analysis of

Voice followed by Whistle



Questions? Click here to send email to James Beauchamp.