Resonic Labs

This is a showcase for development tests, ideas, experiments, and of course user suggestions. Features depicted here might or might not end up in release versions of Resonic.

If you like a particular feature don't hestitate to comment on it! You feedback helps improve and shape Resonic!

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August 6, 2017

Transfer audio from Resonic Pro to Audiokinetic Wwise (Pro).
Experimental so far, so get in touch with us if you're interested in this.
We're trying to optimize it for how game audio users work and your feedback is welcome.

August 5, 2017

Cue In/Fade In visual editor work in progress (Pro)

May 22, 2017

Batch Processing Targets taking shape (Pro)

May 18, 2017

Resampling ('what you hear'), coming to a Resonic Pro near you in 0.9.x

April 26, 2017

Font size and display density settings for file list and browser (Pro)

April 24, 2017

Marker label display (Pro)

April 23, 2017

Musical spectrum with note/octave estimation, pitch shifting, and analyzer bars colored by average intensity. (Pro)

April 17, 2017

Visual length indicators (Pro)

March 30, 2017

Menu item groups for improved usability.

March 16, 2017

Resonic now plays WavPack-compressed multichannel DSD files natively.


December 12, 2016

For our one year anniversary we're GIVING AWAY two copies of Resonic Pro :)

December 11, 2016

A little extra for the file list filter: scrollbar ticks.
Click to animate.

December 2, 2016

File filter nearing completion (Pro, and Player)
Click to animate.

October 21, 2016

Pro: Improved snapping, full timecode. Snapping options in next release.

October 16, 2016

Pro: Playback sample rate changing and semitone/cent conversion

October 4, 2016

Pro: Vertical zoom work in progress.
Click to animate.

September 22, 2016

Pro: 'Software' (created with) and many more columns incoming

September 20, 2016

New column grouping in the next versions of Resonic

September 4, 2016

Pro: ASIO output support is becoming a reality. So is bit-perfect ASIO DSD playback, and DoP (DSD-over-PCM). Yep.

July 16, 2016

We're working on WASAPI (exclusive/shared) ASIO audio output support, additional themed controls, the configuration dialog, and the Pro database features.

June 17, 2016

12-channel wave playback through WASAPI exclusive mode, which is in the works.

May 23, 2016

Native Instruments STEMS music files are detected (0.7.6b+) and have their own file list icon now.
Read more: File list

May 15, 2016

Customizable audio extraction sample format (Pro)

May 13, 2016

Columns for origin time, or Broadcast Wave (BWF) time reference, master speed and current speed (fps) (Pro)


October 9, 2015

Theme progress, custom menus, custom scrollbars (Pro)

October 3, 2015

Dark custom menus for extra zing.

October 2, 2015

Preparing dark theme for Pro.

July 27, 2015

A couple of new slice-related features

July 23, 2015

First set of cue/slice features (Pro)

July 17, 2015

Markers and transients from file (Pro)

June 17, 2015

First developer preview of the Pro, more later this week.

May 9, 2015

Transients from files (Pro)
Visualizing transients contained in common file formats. This kind of meta data can be used in a variety of ways, but we won't spoil all the fun just yet.

May 7, 2015

Markers/cues from files (Pro)
In this early screenshot we compare user-set markers in Sound Forge (top) to Resonic (bottom).
Getting the accuracy right is key here.

May 4, 2015

Markers (Pro)

May 3, 2015

Note name display for musical spectrum (Pro)

April 24, 2015

Loop selections and markers (Pro)
Work in progress, of course. Click to animate.

April 23, 2015

Selection grab handle (Pro)

April 22, 2015

Post-decode clipping detector (e.g. mp3) (Pro)
for 32-bit floating point audio content.

April 21, 2015

Waveform Ruler progress (Pro only)

April 13, 2015

A little Pro usability

April 11, 2015

File list icons in Resonic explained

April 6, 2015

Spoiler Alert ;)
Often requested, this may become a reality…

February 13, 2015

Played area shading on top of new waveform

February 9, 2015

Drafting out file format icons.
Following the same color scheme as the little squares in Resonic.

February 7, 2015

Multichannel support for new waveform done

February 4, 2015

Updated silence detection for Resonic Pro.
Read more about the Pro.

February 3, 2015

New waveform progress update.
Top to bottom: Solid waveform, halves + outline, zoomed (Pro).
Left to right: Smoothed waveform, raw waveform (takes up much less CPU, similar style used by many wave editing applications).

January 29, 2015

New solid waveform.

January 28, 2015

New waveform code, almost there.
Accurate and highly optimized code for all Resonic waveform visualizations. Now to integrate this into the Beta, which is the last step on the long way to a public release.

January 21, 2015

Progress on new audio content analysis code.
The new and improved waveform as well as a good couple of Pro features will be driven by the brand new and optimized DSP code.

We're also working on EBU R128-compliant metering to implement EBU Mode, based on the ITU BS.1770 standard, that deserves a lot of attention.

Here are two waveform/frequency distribution plots representing raw data output.


December 28, 2014

Digital silence visualization in reworked waveform (Pro)

December 27, 2014

Progress on new waveform implementation. Not the final looks, of course.

December 18, 2014

Stereo correlation meter draft (Pro only).

December 11, 2014

Soundcard selection taking shape

November 27, 2014

MIDI file preview and Soundfont support
Resonic comes with a built-in, but optional sound bank called ResonicGM.

November 8, 2014

DSD PCM Auditioning

October 28, 2014

Exact durations for short sound files

October 26, 2014

Pitch controls taking shape.
Semitone-based frequency shifting in real time (Pro only)

October 25, 2014

Theming system becoming more powerful

October 24, 2014

New taskbar button images with smooth edges

October 23, 2014

New visual style for buttons and volume bar

October 22, 2014

Currently reimplementing global hotkey support for the Beta.

Hotkey descriptions in this screenshot are in German, don't let them confuse you.

October 17, 2014

Reworking waveform code (click to resize).

Here you see some of the peak detail refinement steps, from rough, to refined, no smoothing though.

October 15, 2014

Updated icon for Resonic Beta

October 14, 2014

Pro columns, Broadcast Wave support, Column drag & drop

October 13, 2014

Experimenting with customizable playlist font size/row height

October 12, 2014

Time display: Percentage and invert wheel (for seeking) options

September 26, 2014

Several new meta columns, demonstrating the new meta core

September 25, 2014

Track # and track count meta columns

April 15, 2014

Click to resize and animate.

March 13, 2014

New buttons + style almost done, and support feedback, e.g. playing/paused state reflected in button state, as well as popup menus (the small clickable arrows), e.g. stop button.

March 10, 2014

Experimenting with a dedicated headphones mode with cross-feed support (binaural processing), which improves the listening experience of regular stereo records and reduces ear fatigue with prolonged listening.

This feature is planned for all versions of Resonic.

March 8, 2014

New tabs and (draggable) list columns, both fully themed (think dark theme), nearing completion.

March 4, 2014

March 3, 2014

An early snap of a Pro work-in-progress feature: Dynamically scaled semitone/musical FFT display. In this example (88-key range) you see a jazz trumpet's overtones.

Many more display features to be built on top of this.

February 26, 2014

Spoiler alert again ;)

February 23, 2014

State of the beta: Customizable columns, column drag and drop, reworked interface controls (buttons, tabs, etc.), fully themed list colors, ID3 track # column.

February 2, 2014

Making good progress with themes and buttons.
Custom buttons will also allow for more complex groups of interface elements in future builds.

January 27, 2014

Making good progress with custom buttons, which will replace the standard Windows buttons. One little step closer to themes – and the dark theme.

January 14, 2014

January 13, 2014

Analyzer outline style.

Gradient style with a different color scheme.

Analyzer gradient style, highly experimental.
Give me some feedback if you want this, or something similar.

January 12, 2014

Resonic Pro: Solid waveform / analyzer / backgrounds.

As clean and reduced as possible, with grid, rulers, markers, cues, and selections on top of that.


December 31, 2013

Continuing selection/cue work, experimenting with creative randomization options.

December 2, 2013

Spoiler alert ;)

November 25, 2013

Working on new version numbers for the Beta phase,
and on an update check.

October 23, 2013

Currently just an idea… drive letter buttons in browser for even faster access to drives.

October 21, 2013

Progress on multichannel RMS metering.

October 20, 2013

Alternative take on RMS metering.

October 15, 2013

Resonic Pro: Experimenting with RMS metering and waveform. This is the very first design and won't be final.

October 14, 2013

RMS (green) support for level meter is taking shape.

October 12, 2013

Waveform styles: Classic, Interlace, Plain, Outline

October 10, 2013

Pitch detection, proof of concept.

October 8, 2013

All future releases will feature a new stop mode button (i.e. stop after current track) in addition to the play mode button for sequential or random playback.

October 7, 2013

On Windows 7 and 8 a red icon overlay indicates that playback is about to stop after the current track.

This works with big taskbar icons only.

October 6, 2013

An essential player feature: track resume.
It remembers the folder, file, and play position when you close Resonic, and resumes playback with a smooth volume fade from where it left off when you start it the next time.

October 5, 2013

A work in progress feature called 'Keep playing': the play position stays the same when switching files.
Handy to quickly preview a bunch of new tracks, and excellent for comparing different versions of mixes and masters!

May 22, 2013

A-B repeat feature for all versions of Resonic.

May 15, 2013

So far Resonic uses
- blue symbols for lossless files (e.g. wav, aif, flac, ape)
- orange symbols for lossy files (e.g. mp3, mp4, ogg)
- green symbols for music files (e.g. xm, it)

Some new file list icons describing the channel count will be introduced in the next update. This simple, yet unique system ultimately lets you differentiate between lossless, lossy, music, mono, stereo, and multichannel files just by looking at the symbol.

The file list can also be sorted by the symbol.

May 13, 2013

Experimenting with custom message dialogs to work around some usability problems,
and to also be more flexible with the content being shown.

May 2, 2013

A first glimpse at the powerful theming system. Although very low on the priority list it is already starting to take shape.

May 2, 2013

Customizable columns, new column types, and highlighted sort column, coming to you with the next Resonic release.

May 2, 2013

Reworking visualization/waveform painting from scratch to work around some serious performance issues on Windows 7/8.

This is the first waveform draft I came up with.

May 2, 2013

Digital silence visualization in Resonic Pro will let you quickly spot parts that are actually silent, which is especially useful when setting selections. Here you see a kick loop, some percussion, and hats with occasional dips to zero.

Also works with multichannel files.

May 2, 2013

Reworking the volume control for better usability, faster painting, remembers volume during sessions, shows muted volume, does smooth volume changes, shows deciBels in Resonic Pro instead of the percentage, just to name a few things.

May 2, 2013

The demoscene is near and dear to me. (Wikipedia,

It's basically been around me since the early beginnings on C64 and Amiga and I've had my time in the PC scene, composing tracks with Pro Tracker, Scream Tracker 3, and later on with Impulse Tracker.

Proper MOD support in Resonic is not just important to me, but I'd also like to push the way module music is visualized.

Here's a preview of the timeline in tracks mode:

April 19, 2013

The music library is taking shape.

Since the concept of Resonic is based on folder playback libraries will always be completely optional, and they won't be slowing down the application. It's up to the users what they want to use, and when they want to use it.

On the Pro side there's something similar cooking, but with a completely different focus.

April 10, 2013

This new notification bar sits at the bottom of the main window.

Starting with Alpha 8xx all the annoying message popups will go here, showing you what's going on,
without blocking the rest of Resonic – and you, operating it.

April 8, 2013

One of the many ideas regarding searching and filtering.

April 1, 2013

Marker support for Resonic Pro, slowly evolving.

March 31, 2013

Resonic visualizing and playing a 96 kHz 24-bit 6-channel SACD WAV / compressed FLAC.
Also shown, multichannel peak hold level meter.

March 22, 2013

Pro: A little work on peak hold and peak value display.

March 3, 2013

Experimenting with customizable interface elements.
In this example header, info bar, footer, and left panel are all disabled.

March 3, 2013

Experimenting with customizable interface elements.

February 23, 2013

Play progress bar behind analyzers. The bar has a lower alpha for added subtlety.

February 23, 2013

Experimenting with loops and selections.

February 23, 2013

Peak hold for level meter (peak programme meter), intended to be used in Resonic Pro.

February 23, 2013

Read and display ratings.

Trying to stay compatible with Windows Media Player / Explorer, iTunes, MediaMonkey, and the Quick Tagger component. What all of these have in common is thinking it's absolutely hilarious to use 10 different ways of describing the same thing.

February 17, 2013

Solid-color background, solid-color wave with higher-resolution.

February 3, 2013

Permanent delete markings. An upcoming feature for all versions of Resonic.

February 2, 2013

A Resonic Pro proof of concept: Semitone-based pitch changing and bending.

February 1, 2013

Folder bookmarks, quite an essential feature.

January 31, 2013

Compact seek bar idea.

January 31, 2013

Experimenting with dynamic breadcrumb navigation.

January 28, 2013

Minimalistic outlined analyzers with progress bar in background.

January 28, 2013

Minimalistic outlined waveform.

January 28, 2013

Different menu button.

January 28, 2013

Designing the preferences window and its menu.
Also, a first glimpse at the global hotkeys feature with its extremely simplified interface. No bloat, remember.

January 28, 2013

Loudness-based fluid waveform, intended to be used in Resonic Pro.

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