Resonic Player v0.8.9b

webfork on 6 Aug 2017
  • 11MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 2 Aug 2017
  • Suggested by two

Resonic is an audio player and browser / directory player, built around the use of a file waveform to visualize the audio. The program is designed with speed and large collections in mind. Visualizations include standard waveform, multi-channel audio, and frequency analyzer.

Supports all major audio formats (including 64-bit float and multi-channel) including MP3, MP2, MP1, OGG, M4A, MP4, AAC, MPC, MP+, OPUS, SPX, WMA, WMA Pro, WMA Lossless, WAV, AIFF, FLAC, APE, OFR, ALAC, WV, TTA, IT, XM, S3M, MTM, MOD.

A pro version is also available, providing early access to the latest releases and other materials.

System Requirements: Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Free for non-commercial and non-profit use
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch resonic.exe.
What's new? New Features:
  • Pro: Batch Targets feature (batch processing.)
    Fixed copy/move/decode/convert target folders can be created in the new right sidebar
    (which can be toggled with F6, analogous to the left sidebar and F4) by dragging folders
    onto the 'Targets' tab.
    Each target can receive files and folders for whatever action is assigned to it.
    Additional conversion options are available through the right-click menu, ranging from
    simple copy/move to audio decoding (to .wav), sample format conversion (bit depth,
    sample rate, channel count).
    Targets are accessible from the (new) right sidebar (through F6, or the button in the status bar),
    which is shown by default on first start of a fresh installation.
    More features are to be added in future versions.
    See for more information.
  • Pro: Recording feature ('what you hear'.)
    Press the record button (transport bar) to record what is currently being played through Resonic,
    including pitch shifting, volume, seeking, live looping, and slice triggering via keyboard keys.
    Recorded audio is stored as .wav files in the 'Recorded Audio' folder in the Resonic user
    profile (in user 'Documents') which is also directly accessible through the browser.
    Click the status message after recording to start playing the file directly.
    This feature is intended to be used for sound design, creative idea finding, or as an audio sketch pad.
    To use recording you must use either a WASAPI or ASIO device for playback.
  • Pro: Musical spectrum and its note/octave estimation have been reduced to a more
    useful range of keys (C0..G8), bar scaling has been updated, bars are now colored
    by average intensity, and fading peak hold has been added.
  • Pro: Standard MIDI files are now fully integrated into the Resonic meta core,
    estimating MIDI file duration, reading copyright, timed markers with labels,
    musical key (first key signature change), track count (non-empty tracks),
    MIDI format (0, 1, or 2), pattern count (for format 2 files), PPQ, and tempo in BPM.
    If there are multiple tempo changes in a file an average tempo will be displayed
    in the file list, and the BPM will be put in brackets.
    As a special feature Resonic also displays the number of unique instrument patches
    used in the MIDI file in the 'Instrument Count' column.
  • Pro: Added 'Cropped Audio' to browser to quickly access this standard folder in the
    Resonic user profile (in user 'Documents'.)
  • Pro: Crop progress display in status bar,
    for both the "Crop selection" and the "Crop selection and play" feature.
  • Pro: Added right-click menu to A-B button for a few selection commands.
    Note that the Play, Stop, and Headphones buttons also have their own right-click menus.
  • Pro: The current mouse-selected region in the waveform is now automatically saved before
    it is modified or cleared, which means you won't accidentally lose the the region.
    The last region can be restored by right-clicking the A-B button, or through the marker
    button menu, using "Restore last selection."
    If a region already exists and a new one is created this feature toggles between
    the last one and the current one.
    This feature is also available as a global hotkey.
  • Pro: Much improved behavior of "Crop selection and play" feature (renders the selected
    waveform region to a new audio file and starts playing it):
    Before the new (cropped) file starts playing the selected waveform region is cleared,
    the current pitch settings (semitones/cents) are cleared, and the loop button
    is enabled (repeating the new file.)
    Note that the last selected region can now also be restored through the marker
    menu, or by right-clicking the A-B button ("Restore last selection".)
  • Pro: New global hotkey for "Loop on/off", which toggles single-file repeat.
  • Pro: AIFF metadata improvements, and reading comment chunks.
  • It is now possible to run different copies of Resonic Pro and Player at the same time
    as long as the database paths are different.
    You could for example start a portable Player, a portable Pro, another portable Pro,
    and a regularily installed Pro in parallel.
    Starting the same copy multiple times is not supported yet; it was removed
    during the Alpha to Beta rework for database stability reasons.
  • You can now CTRL-C the version information when the about dialog is open.
  • Headphones crossfeed presets (BS2B); right-click the headphones button
    to access them. (#1224)
  • New item in column popup menu to quickly hide the clicked column.
  • Pro: Metadata support for compressed AIFF files (.aifc).
  • Added indication of floating point files in bit depth column (using an 'f', e.g., "32f")
  • Pro: Additional metadata support for AES CART chunks.
    Available via columns: artist, title, category, cut id, client id, comment.
  • Pro: Metadata support for Scott Studios (SS32) Wave files, used in radio automation
    and broadcast systems.
    Available via columns: artist, title, cut id, comment.
    Available via waveform: intro end position, segue position.
    (requested: G. Zlot)
  • Pro: Segue (track transition in radio automation), intro markers, and other CART triggers
    are now read from CART/SS32 metadata and displayed in Resonic's waveform as a dashed line.
  • Pro: Addtional metadata support for BSI Wave files (Broadcast Software International),
    used in radio automation and broadcast systems.
    Available via columns: recording year, agency (as copyright), copyright / record label / publisher
    (as publisher), copy / notes (as subject), genre, music key, composer, album, tempo in bpm,
    and track number.
    Available via waveform: hook start position.
  • Pro: Added new broadcast columns "Cut Number ID" and "Client ID" (CART).
  • Essential fixes from the last Pro release were ported to Resonic Player.
  • Utility feature to resize main window to a fixed size, offering a selection of preset sizes,
    which assists in making videos or screenshots of a certain size.
    (see 'Menu | Advanced | Resize main window'.)

  • File list items appear faster when pasted (using the CTRL-V shortcut.)
  • Faster startup with bookmarks that point to mapped network drives, or network locations.
  • Folders can be moved and deleted more reliably as they are unlocked more intelligently
    when necessary, e.g., during drag and drop move in browser.
  • More detailed information in column popup menu.
    It's also easier to find the clicked column and its metadata group
    which both now appear in bold.
  • Opus decoder updated to libOpus 1.2.1 for reduced CPU usage during decoding.
  • MIDI renderer now more resilient in handling invalid XG sysex messages.
  • Some file list copy/paste improvements and fixes.

  • Pro: Playback of REX2 mono files.
  • Fixed taskbar quick controls (buttons) disappearing after a while on Windows 10.
  • Aborting a metadata scan in folders with lots of files could make one CPU core hang
    at a hundred percent usage.
  • Corrected several drag & drop related issues in the browser.
  • Pro: Fixed error message shown on every key press when Map temporary slices to letter keys
    is enabled (for fast slice auditioning) and there are no temporary slices set.

14 comments on Resonic Player  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

outskirter 2014-01-24 18:45

A unique and very interesting approach to an audio player, and it works smoothly enough on my Windows 7 netbook, but there's one serious drawback, at least for me: The font size of the interface, particularly in the file list, is so tiny I can barely make it out, and font size is not included in the interface options. A larger font would not cause me any problems with the widths of columns, since I usually hide the ones I don't need anyway, but I'm afraid I won't be able to use the program in its present state.

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outskirter 2014-01-24 18:46

Meant to add that the font is actually smaller than my system font, which is already small enough.

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two 2014-01-25 17:44

outskirter, head over to - the devs have an open ear for everything

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freakazoid 2014-01-26 03:19

Not bad. The waveform visualization is nice. A nice directory audio player to keep an eye on for sure.

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billon 2015-03-29 13:06

Resonic at v. 0.6 Beta
Also there is now pro version, maybe free will be limited in functions?

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Realist 2016-10-16 11:56

1. Very slow to load files
2. Not very feature rich.

Why do we need another music player?


two 2016-10-16 13:00

realist, you troll...


Realist 2016-10-16 14:21


So, I am a troll because I downloaded the software,tested it and wrote my experience.
Wow, simply wow.


Midas 2016-10-16 17:49

I'll bite the loaded question: in the case of Resonic, you do need yet another music player if you are concerned with very high quality sound coupled with some advanced features, all tied together under a beautiful UI... YMMV, though. :)


Realist 2016-10-17 16:13


How do you measure sound quality?


Midas 2016-10-18 08:46

It's highly subjective (see subbject of psychoacoustics) but there are objective measures that can be taken to achieve it. I still remember when the PC platform was absolutely lousy soundwise -- it has now come a long way and in terms of digital audio it is bit perfect, if you choose the right tools. EAC or CueTools for ripping and a player like foobar2000 or XMPlay (or Resonic, for that matter) for playback are sound (pun intended) starting points...


two 2017-03-17 14:22

Just realized new version supports dsd in wavpack: "Support for high-resolution DSD audio files compressed with WavPack, i.e. compressed DSF/DFF in .wv files. Note that while DSD-in-WV saves quite a bit of space (in our tests 35-50%) it also takes a bit longer to decode (e.g. to prepare the waveform.)"


MIKLO 2017-04-20 14:11

@two who are you to call @Realist a troll ? WTF seems a person that flames is a troll, IMHO he was just giving his take on the software review, which I happen to agree with, so am I also a "TROLL"? Sound=music is a very subjective matter which I have heard being discussed since the "4 track" days, as the saying goes one mans junk is another mans gold... at least that's the saying. Try and lighten up on the name calling as it serves no useful purpose here.


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