Demo: Content-Based Retrieval of Audio

There are about 400 sounds listed in the database below. Select one or more of the sound files, then reorder the sounds in the list by similarity to the selected sound or sounds. Here are some interesting search ideas to try.

For fast results, hit one of the buttons to reorder by similarity to:

speech laughter oboe touchtone agogo chickens rain

Sounds in alphabetical order

When reordering the sounds, ignore:
Sound Duration Average Pitch Average Loudness


Select a sound file type that your viewer can play:
Sun/NeXT (8K 8b) AIFF(22K 16b) IRCAM (22K 16b)
(K = sampling rate in kiloHertz; b = bits per sample.)