Today, I was delighted to stumble upon this clever little app called Tunatic. It's a free program or kind of a search-engine to identify songs and it's available for Windows 2k/XP and Mac OS X. Tunatic listens to audio input (through microphone) and sends it back to the Tunatic server for analysis. Tunatic is a cross-platform song identifier for both Mac and Windows. Tunatic is the very first song search engine based on sound for your computer. All you need is a microphone and Internet access.
When it comes to audio identification, smartphone apps are definitely your first choice. But, there might be situations when you can’t access your smartphone and still want to know the details about a particular song. If you find yourself in one of those spots, you still have online music identification services to do the job.
Online music identification services though not as convenient as music identification apps, are quite functional nonetheless. So, lets have a look at the top 5 best online music identification services.
1. Midomi: Midomi is a web-based platform that lets you identify your favorite music. All you need to do is sing or hum into the microphone and the service returns information about the song. You can also play an audio clip to your microphone to recognize the song. Midomi also owns and powers SoundHound, a popular music identification app.
2. AudioTag: With AudioTag, you need to upload an audio clip or provide the URL to the audio file for it identify the music. After you are done uploading the file, you need to prove you are human and then AudioTag compares your audio file to its database and identifies the song. AudioTag suggests you choose an audio clip with 15-45 seconds duration.
3. Tunatic: Tunatic is a piece of software that lets you identify songs. Tunatic software is available on the website, and you need to download and install it on your PC. Play music to the earphone and hit search. Make sure you have a working internet connection for Tunatic to connect to its database. After identifying the music, Tunatic shows you the song title and artist. The Tunatic software is available for both Windows and Mac OS.
4. Audiggle: Audiggle is similar to Tunatic, but it has a few additional features that make it more useful. Apart from songs, Audiggle also identifies TV shows, movies, online videos etc. It also provides you with the lyrics of the identified song and you can also search for lyrics of other songs. Audiggle software is only available for Windows.
5. WatZatSong: WatZatSong is like a social network for music identification. All you have to do is post a music clip on the website and the other users pitch in to identify the song. This service is wholly based on human knowledge, so its a little slow but you can expect results for your rarest finds.
These are the top 5 best online music identification services.