What are the system requirements for Sing & See?
The software runs on any Windows system above Windows XP, including Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8. The Mac Version requires Mac OS X 10.6 or later.
Can I install Sing & See on Windows 8?
Yes, Sing & See works on Windows 8, including 64 bit.
What microphone should I use with Sing & See?
Most modern PCs have audio devices that are good enough for everyday use of Sing & See. However, if you are a professional singer or teacher, we would recommend that you use a quality audio adapter to match the quality of the microphone you are using.
Will Sing & See work better with a high quality vocal microphone?
Yes the performance is better if you use studio quality microphones and sound input devices - especially for more advanced singers who will have more complex voice tones than beginners. We have successfully used it with different microphones, including Shure SM58, and also a headset mounted microphone (AKG C420) which was useful for singers who normally don't use microphones and so were getting distracted by the larger microphone. For connecting the microphone to the PC, it is probably worthwhile looking at a better quality sound adapter than what is built in. We were using the Edirol UA-3 and UA-20, which are small boxes that plug into the USB port on the PC. They have good quality sound, and have a gain control knob which can be helpful. Of course if you do use a condenser microphone (eg the AKG C420) you also need a phantom power supply - the UA-3 gives this, or else a specific microphone pre-amplifier.
What is the difference between the Student and Professional versions?
The Student version of Sing & See has a single screen, with pitch display only. This screen is also provided in the Professional version, together with two other screens - a full-screen spectrogram and a combination screen with pitch, spectrogram, and real-time spectrum displays.
The Professional version also has a noise filtering function to reduce the level of background noise (to make the spectrogram image clearer in noisy environments).
Is there any way to print out the spectrogram?
On most PCs, you can press (simultaneously) the <cntrl> key and the <prt scrn> key and the screen display will be copied into the clipboard. You can then paste it into any graphics editing program.
There are several "screen-capture" programs
available that do a very good job of taking a "snapshot" of
the screen that you can then print, save, or paste into a document. We
use CaptureWizPro which