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I want to create very high resolution graphic representations of some high bitrate WAV files I have for printing in a book a la art project. Here's some examples:

Example 1

Example 2

I could just get a trial / buy Audition or Soundbooth but those will just be screen resolution. Is there any software that will render at a higher res but in an artistic style?

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When I specified very high resolution, I was hoping for something that would render in the 6mp range. That said, it seems like setting my desktop resolution to the highest possible setting (I think I have a 36" monitor out there somewhere) and doing a screenshot of one of the itunes visualizers might do the trick. I would still like to know if there are any other options before accepting, however. –  user12847 Feb 19 '10 at 1:29
    
One more point I'd like to make and this is more important than I first realized - while the itunes visualizers will give me a snapshot of that MOMENT in the audio, I would like something that shows the WHOLE of the audio file as shown in my examples. –  user12847 Feb 19 '10 at 1:30
    
Ah, if you want the whole file then Breakaway RTS is not the right tool then! –  Shevek Feb 19 '10 at 11:31
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Plasmavis creates countless varieties of high resolution animations from the music playing in Windows Media Player, responding directly to rhythm, volume, and pitch changes.High Performance, hardware-accelerated graphics produce elaborate displays by varying and combining hundreds of mathematical formulas for movement, a multitude of color patterns, and textures. The ever changing display is, twisting, exploding, kaleidoscopic, fractal-like, galactic, flowing, geometrical, radiant, and most often simply "indescribable".

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Plasmavis is freeware, the $9 shareware version offers even more features.

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You can use iTunes visualizers.

For example:

But others should exist !

WhiteCap:

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GasLight:

gaslight

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Breakaway RTA is free and can display either oscilloscopes, meters or both

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If you want to visualise the whole file then Audacity has some functionality that may be of use:

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* Spectrogram mode for visualizing frequencies.
* “Plot Spectrum” command for detailed frequency analysis

Audacity also supports LADSPA plugins so you may find something else of use there...

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