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How should I save, in .wac or in .wav?

How should I save, in .wac or in .wav?

If you have used our ultrasonic Song Meters before, you may be familiar with two different options for saving our recordings, triggered .wav, and our proprietary compressed format, .wac. While we recommend triggered .wav format in almost all cases, there are a few instances where it may benefit you to use .wac format instead.

"Should I Update My Firmware?"

"Should I Update My Firmware?"
What is firmware?

Firmware is software that is embedded inside of hardware. In this case, the hardware is a bioacoustics recorder.

Recording in the Cold

Recording in the Cold

It is a very cold day in January as I write this. The temperature has dropped below zero (Fahrenheit) and there is snow on the ground.

5 Reasons to Download a free Song Meter Configurator

5 Reasons to Download a free Song Meter Configurator

One of the most compelling reasons to buy a dedicated bioacoustics recorder is to be able to schedule recordings tailored to your research needs. But if configuring it makes your life harder, the purpose of owning one is defeated. Enter the “configurator”, our free tool to make scheduling your Song Meter quick and easy.

Don't make this common mistake with your SM2!

Don't make this common mistake with your SM2!

You’ve been recording for months. You go back out in the field, anxious to retrieve the data you’ve collected. You check the SD card. There’s not nearly as much data as you should have. The recording schedule that you programmed indicates that you should have been recording, and the SM2 itself is still functioning, but recording was only triggered a handful of times.