A Closer Look at Resonic Pro

Reinventing Workflow

Resonic Pro extends, improves, and reinvents many of the basic features found in Resonic Player and adds countless new ones.

In this Product Comparison Chart you can find out how the Pro compares to the Player.

We are dedicated to making it an every-day tool with the potential to push both productivity and creativity,
and to ultimately help improve your overall workflow.

Maximum Metadata Coverage

We consider metadata coverage to be the most important quality of a good sample librarian, hence a lot of our attention goes into this part of the program. The Resonic meta core is extracting and reinterpreting deep metadata from files that is not visible to most other applications.

Resonic's ground-breaking Auto Tag system (to be introduced with the 1.0 release) and its advanced algorithms will round this off by predicting keywords based on the extracted metadata, processing millions of patterns and combinations on countless files within just a few seconds, building up a virtual keyword library automatically, which assists you in finding sounds fast that you didn't even know you had. A year of research and analysis and a lot of feedback from testers went into this particular feature and we're convinced that it'll be a driving force to your workflow.

Designed for Audio Professionals

The Pro version is being designed with audio professionals in mind:

  • music producers, composers
  • sound designers, audio engineers, from recording to mastering
  • video game producers, designers
  • video editors
  • audio content producers (e.g. sample CDs)

The Pro main window in 0.8.8b, listing all 25 GB of samples in a GDC game audio sample pack:

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This (pretty outdated) video shows you some of the fundamental features of the first Resonic Pro Beta (0.6.2):

In the following sections, we'll be showing you some of its most interesting features.

Exclusive Dark Theme

The Pro version comes with an additional dark theme as well as a light switch in the bottom left corner to toggle between light and dark theme.

Selections, Loops, Cues, Rulers

Draw, edit, move selections, loop in real-time, set slices, cues1, and markers1.
A major upgrade for the waveform visualization.

Silence Visualization

Quickly spot digitally silent parts, useful when setting cuts and selections.

Audio Extraction

Decode and extract waveform selections or slices to .wav, with on-the-fly conversion to your preferred sample rate, bit depth, and channel count.

Reads existing markers, cues, slices, and transients from ACID WAV, AIFF, REX and MIDI files and displays them in the waveform as snapping points.

Pitch Shifting

Real-time tape-style pitch-shifting in semitone and cent steps and using the mouse wheel.
Also affects the audio extraction features.

Drag and Drop Selections

Drag and drop waveform selections — i.e., extract audio — directly into Resonic's file list or browser, Windows Explorer, and most other applications that accept audio files, including popular DAWs as well as audio and video editing software.

Metadata System

A sophisticated metadata system for file-based information, extracting deep metadata that is not visible to most other applications.

  • Broadcast Wave (BWF), MBWF (RF64)
  • iXML (official) + Steinberg Extension
  • CART Chunk
  • RIFF WAV + ACID WAV (incl. transients)
  • Apple Loops (AIFF) (incl. transients)
  • ID3v2 (also embedded, including WAV)
  • ID3v1
  • REX2/REX/RCY Metadata (incl. transients)
  • Soundminer Metadata
  • Battery2 Library Tags (embedded in WAV/MP3)
  • Wavelab Marker Metadata
  • APE Tags
  • MP4 Atoms
  • Windows Media Metadata (WMA/WMV/ASF)
  • Vorbis Comment
  • Standard MIDI Files (markers and text content)

To name a few. We'll be offering detailed information about this on a separate page as the exhaustive metadata support is one of the strongest features of Resonic Pro.

Level Meter

The Pro includes much improved level metering:

RMS, peak hold, value display, post-decode clipping detection, wide multichannel mode, stereo correlation meter (mono-compatibility), EBU R1281 metering.

Slow Motion Analyzer

Pitch down audio for real-time slow-motion frequency analysis.


Cue and Marker Features

From fast slicing and extraction to playing slices via letter keys on the keyboard to changing extraction format.
Have a look at this screenshot for a first impression.

Upcoming Features

Continue reading here to learn more about planned and upcoming features in future updates of Resonic Pro.

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