Drifft -- Live Spectrum Analyzer

Drifft screenshot


Drifft is a program that listens to audio input and displays a live wavelet-based spectrogram. It has two qualities that distinguish it from similar FFT -based spectrograms.

It works with the built-in microphone as-is.

To use with iTunes, you'll have to split the audio output and loop one wire back to audio input. Use attachments (found at (e.g.) Radio Shack) like this:
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Download & Install (Mac OS X)


There isn't a manual; documentation is in the tooltips.

This 15 second video explains the basic shapes:

Or, there's a brief prose explanation here.

NR 2006.