Your sounds, searchable

What is Sononym?

Sononym is a sample browser that offers a fresh perspective on how sounds can be explored and organized. The software is available for Windows, Linux and Mac OS X.



Audio Analysis

Ask Sononym to analyze a folder, and all available information - tempo, pitch, amount of noise, harmonic content, etc. - is collected from your files and stored in a database. This ensures blazing fast access as you search, filter and sort your way through vast amounts of samples.


Similarity Search

Similarity search enables you to find similar-sounding samples in your sample collection. Basically, pick any sound as input and "see where it takes you" - finding variations has never been this easy. For more control, you can determine how much individual aspects (e.g. similarity across pitch or timbre) should matter.


Smart Categorization

While analyzing your samples, the software uses machine learning to categorize the content. The default set of categories in Sononym are broadly based around electronic music production and describe distinctive groups of sounds such as 'snare drums' or 'synth pads'. In addition, all sounds are classified as either looped or non-looped (one-shot) sounds.


Bookmarking & Exporting

Sononym combines bookmarking and exporting into a single workflow. You can freely organize, tag and rename your bookmarked files in projects, which are automatically exported to a folder of your choice. We believe that picking out sounds of interest and making them available elsewhere should be an effortless thing to do.

Testimonials & Reviews

Don't take our word for it. Here are some of the things being said about us

Jamie Lidell @JamieLidell
For sample making and navigating “todays” abundance I highly recommend this! More...
Will Morton @willmortonaudio
Sononym is a sound designers dream come true. More...
John Tejada @johntejada
Sononym is my new go-to for searching through my sample library. More...
Chase Steele @SoundSparkChase
Similarity search bridges the gap when typical keyword descriptions fail. More...
Cristian Vogel @neverenginelabs
Sononym has become an essential tool for assessing the potential of my sounds. More...
Phlexton Studios
Sononym is magically great in finding sounds in the same „vibe“ More...


Ask.Audio Review: Seamless Sample Search
“Sononym is a sound designer’s best friend and a composer’s dream come true. It might even make you fall in love with your sample collection all over again”
Beat Magazine: Atlas vs. Samplism vs. Sononym
“With Similarity Search, Sononym has a truly extraordinary feature that works impressively well and eliminates just about any manual search for sounds.”
MusicRadar/CM: Sononym: Get a grip on your library
“The future for this new productivity tool is very bright indeed.”


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Download Sononym

Our trial version is fully functional for 30 days.
Current version: 1.3.1 - Release Notes

Please check System Requirements and Installation Instructions before installing the software.

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