The Snail is a very high-precision frequency-domain analyzer that delivers an easy to understand representation of sounds based on the scales and notes aligned in spectrally active zones. Available as a Standalone application for Mac and Windows OS, and AAX, AU and VST3 plug-in.

It offers a new way of tuning and analyzing an instrument in an extremely accurate way, displaying intonation and visualizing music and sounds in a way that can help anyone improve their listening and intonation!

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How Does The Snail Work ?

In short, there are two modes and three different display views :

The Modes

Music Mode - is the most suitable to view your music with, if for instance it contains complex polyphonic content.

Tuner Mode - is the preferred to help tune an instrument as it increases the resolution of the analysis.

The Display Views

Snail View - provides a representation of the fundamental frequencies and all related harmonics or overtones in real time.

Sound is displayed as 'blobs' along a spiralled view from the low frequencies in the center to higher frequencies (and their respective musical notes) up the spiral GUI.

Zoomed Tuner View - displays the hexagonal shape which rotates and slows down as you zero down to green on the exact reference frequency.

This display is the closest view to a traditional tuner while being incredibly more precise.

Sonogram View - offers a more standard representation of the sound spectrum over time (vertically), highlighting the prevailing frequencies.

This view provides more detail of the frequencies' energy for analysis.


- Simple intuitive interface
- Ultimate accuracy in tuning
- Different combinations of views available
- Audio player with waveform display to allow analysis of any song or sound
- Live input for tuning of external sources
- Tuner mode or Music mode
- Adjustable Tuning Reference pitch
- Transposing feature
- Display of phase relationships possible
- Hz information display
- User adjustable colour schemes
- Click and Tune
- Color grid option
- Show grid option


Operating Systems :
  • Mac OSX
  • Windows
Formats :
  • AAX Native
  • Standalone Application
  • Audio-Unit
  • VST3

The Snail


  • Intel CPU only (we recommend at least 2 GHz)
  • 2 GB RAM
  • Mac OS 10.10 or higher
  • An AAX, AU or VST3 compatible host/DAW for plug-in use
  • 64-bit only
  • Windows 7 or higher
  • 2 GB RAM
  • An AAX or VST3 compatible host/DAW for plug-in use
  • 64-bit only


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