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Batsound Touch analysis software The New Batsound Touch Analysis Software
BatSound Touch is a sound recording and analysis software which provides high-resolution real-time spectrograms and is very easy to use with touch screen Windows tablet PCs. It has resizable text and buttons to facilitate operation on devices with virtually any screen size.
Of course, BatSound Touch is compatible with the popular M500 USB microphone. A Windows tablet PC with BatSound Touch and the M500 makes an easy to use and powerful bat detector with real-time audio as well as real-time spectrogram.
BatSound Touch can also be used on computers without a touch screen.
BatSound Touch is also available in a 'Lite' version with limited functionality. This version is available free of charge to M500 owners.
BatSound Touch does not replace the standard BatSound software. For more advanced analysis, BatSound is recommended.
£155 inclusive (download)
Touch screen support. Windows 7, 8 and 10 compatible. High-resolution real-time spectrogram and waveform display. Supports the Pettersson M500 USB Microphone as well as standard Windows sound devices. Manual, triggered and circular buffer recording modes. Live audio of transformed ultrasound. Saves GPS coordinates in the sound files. Compressed view to fit more bat calls into a single screen. Resizable text and buttons to fit screens of different sizes. User-definable file metadata. Various color schemes to fit different occasions.

BatScan analysis software
BatScan analysis software
BatScan Analysis Software v9.8 - USB Stick
Easy to install, BatScan will record and play back sound samples through your Windows compatible sound card. However, a sound card is not necessary in order to analyze and display audio spectrograms.
BatScan processes PCM format digital audio data such as .wav sound files. Default settings have been optimised for use with Batbox Duet.
BatScan will operate with 8-bit colour. 24-bit colour is required to save screen images as graphics files.
Compatible with all Windows versions up to and including Windows 10, and runs best with 128MB or more of RAM.
BatScan v9.8 supplied on USB memory stick.
£25 with Free UK delivery
Kaleidoscope Viewer Kaleidoscope Software
Kaleidoscope is an integrated suite of bat data tools designed to help you quickly convert files, sort and categorize bat data by species, verify your findings, visualize your work and easily transform it into reports.
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BatSound real-time spectrogram software
BatSound sound-file editing
BatSound sound-file editing
BatSound sound-file editing
BatSound sound-file editing
BatSound sound-file editing
BatSound real-time spectrogram software
Analysis of the bat calls may be required in some situations e.g. in order to positively identify a certain species. The software BatSound is an efficient, high-performance tool for various types of sound analysis. It is suitable for sound analysis in general, but also includes a number of features particularly useful to analyze bat calls recorded from a bat detector or recorded directly with a D500X or D1000X ultrasound detector.
BatSound uses any Windows compatible sound card for sound input and output, and supports sound formats up to 32 bits with one or two channels (mono/stereo) and sampling frequencies up to 192 kHz (possibly limited by the sound card). The common WAV format is used to store files. It is also possible to open sound files with other formats such as mp3 and wma if the corresponding codecs have been installed on the computer.
Multiple windows with different sound files can be opened at the same time, facilitating comparison of signals and analysis results. Printing and picture file export through Windows clipboard (BMP and WMF formats). Wide range zoom function. Optional time and frequency compensation of time expanded signals to show the original time and frequency. Play Speed function to implement time expansion playback of high-speed sound files from D500X/D1000X detectors. Open Next/Previous command makes it easy to scan through all files in a folder. Very useful for browsing files obtained through unattended recording. Automatic parameter extraction feature, calculates max/min frequency, pulse duration etc. Optional grid lines in most diagrams. Clipboard export of analysis results. In the Virtual Bat Detector mode, sound files of time expanded or high speed recorded sounds are replayed at the original speed, emulating a heterodyne bat detector. Perfect for learning how to identify bats using a heterodyne detector, for classroom demonstrations etc. The Automatic Recording mode makes it possible to have the computer record sounds automatically. The desired threshold level is selected and the computer will start recording to a sound file as soon as the signal exceeds this level. Many parameters are available to fine-tune this mode, e.g. by setting limits for the minimum pulse length, total recording time, maximum number of pulses to record etc. Frequency-selective triggering is also available, to avoid recording undesired signals.
System requirements: Intel or AMD 1 GHz or faster processor; RAM: 1 GB minimum (also depends on the operating system); Windows compatible sound card; >1 GB of free hard disk space; Windows XP/SP3, Vista/SP1 or 7 operating system. Windows, Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7 are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
£260 - £455 inclusive - includes UK delivery
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BatExplorer analysis software BatExplorer Analysis Software
With the BatExplorer software, you can not only organize and analyse your BATLOGGER recordings easily, but also listen to and look at them.
The software is provided free of charge.
Compatible with Windows 7 (recommended), or Windows XP SP3 (not recommended), or Windows Vista SP1 (SP2 and Platform Update recommended), or Windows 8, and runs best with 1024MB of RAM.
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AnalookW analysis software AnalookW Software
Titley Scientific's analysis software for the AnaBat bat detector.
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Anabat Insight analysis software Anabat Insight Software
Titley Scientific's analysis software for the AnaBat Swift & Walkabout bat detectors.
Zoom H1 Digital Recorder Zoom H1 Digital Recorder
The Zoom H1 Portable Digital recorder is Zooms smallest recorder ever. It is an ultra-compact pocket recorder with renowned recording technology at an affordable price. The H1's on board microphones are configured in an X/Y pattern, for stunning stereo imaging. Get high-resolution, 24-bit and 96 kHz stereo recordings, from a pocket sized recorder. To increase the maximum recording time, you can switch easily from uncompressed PCM recording to space-saving MP3 mode. Thanks to USB 2.0, you can rapidly exchange your recordings with your PC. With a single AAA battery the battery life is around 10 hours. Combining powerful recording capability with elegance and simplicity, the Zoom H1 suits everyone. £110 with Free UK delivery

Zoom H1 Accessory Pack
Windscreen Padded-shell case Tabletop tripod AC adapter Mic clip adapter USB cable. £40 with Free UK delivery

Zoom H2n Digital Recorder NEW Zoom H2n Digital Recorder
The Zoom H2n is an improved portable digital audio recorder, ideal for using with bat detectors and other wildlife sound recording equipment. It has a choice of recording formats including .MP3 and .WAV. Recordings are stored to SD memory cards and the Zoom H2n is also compatible with up to 32GB high capacity SDHC cards, allowing over 50 hours of recording in WAV format (16-bit/44.1kHz) or 555 hours in 128kbps MP3 format. An automatic recording function allows the unit to be triggered whenever sound is detected and stopped when sounds cease. The timestamp function is handy for editing and analysing recordings. The H2n has not one but five built-in microphones so you can make excellent quality stereo recordings with the recorder alone. Ideal for making comments or references whilst making field recordings.
You can even use the Zoom H2n as a USB microphone, enabling you to record directly to your computer, and the recorder provides over 20 hours of continuous operation on 2 standard AA alkaline batteries. Download the H2n manual
£175 with Free UK delivery
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Zoom H2n Accessory Pack
Windscreen Tabletop tripod Padded-shell case Remote control AC adapter Mic clip adapter USB cable. £40 with Free UK delivery

3.5mm - 3.5mm jack lead 3.5mm - 3.5mm jack lead
1m 3.5mm Jack Cable - A Premium Quality Lead for connecting your bat detector to a digital recorder such as the Zoom H1 or H2n or the Roland R-05
Gold Plated High Quality Lead - 100% copper wire for better performance and conductivity
Stereo Male to Male Connection
£10.00 with Free UK delivery
Sony Headphones Sony Headphones
These headphones are comfortable and good quality, ideal for use with bat detectors as well as MP3 players and other portable units. Has 30mm drivers for excellent sound reproduction
£20.00 with Free UK delivery
Bat Detective book and CD Bat Detective Book & CD
This book, together with the accompanying CD, provides an essential reference for bat enthusiasts who would like to gain or improve their skills in identifying British bats, using a bat detector. The material is suitable for those who have just acquired a bat detector as well as for more experienced bat workers. The sounds of 13 bat species are included in the 48 tracks of the CD. This is the first ever comprehensive compilation of British bat recordings on compact disc.
£25 inclusive - includes UK delivery
The Handbook of Acoustic Bat Detection The Handbook of Acoustic Bat Detection
An accessible and comprehensive guide to all things acoustic bat detection. This highly illustrated handbook provides an in-depth understanding of acoustic detection principles, study planning, data handling, properties of bat calls, manual identification of species, automatic species recognition, analysis of results, quality assurance and the background physics of sound.
Written by Volker Runkel, Guido Gerding & Ulrich Marckmann and translated by Iain Macmillan.
£50 including UK delivery!
Bat Calls of Britain and Europe Bat Calls of Britain and Europe - hardback
A comprehensive guide to the calls of the 44 species of bat currently known to occur in Europe. Following on from the popular British Bat Calls by Jon Russ, this new book draws on the expertise of more than forty specialist authors to substantially update all sections, further expanding the volume to include sound analysis and species identification of all European bats.
Written by Jon Russ, a well-respected bat worker and author of British Bat Calls.
£55 including UK delivery!

IMPORTANT! We have noticed that there is a mistake - rather an important one. Figure 7.3 is supposed to show the minimum frequencies (Fmin) of FM/CF bats but what it actually shows is the frequency containing maximum energy (fMaxE). You can download the correct figure if you follow the download link on Page x for the Sound Library - which also contains all of the calls presented in the book.
Is That a Bat? Is That a Bat?
The occurrence of non-bat sounds during bat surveys can be distracting, intriguing or annoying. Recordings can include difficult to ID species of bat but also sounds not related to bats. This can be especially true when noise triggers such as insects, small mammals or birds look like bat-related noise. Therefore, only knowing what bats sound like is not enough. It's extremely useful to know what other sources of noise look and sound like within the same soundscape. This book will help bat workers, in whatever environment they're in, to be more confident in recognising, categorising and dismissing other sounds. The book includes a substantial downloadable sound library (.wav format) that readers can listen to by ear or process through sound analysis software.
Written by Neil Middleton, a well-respected bat worker and author of Social Calls of the Bats of Britain & Ireland, as well as The Effective Ecologist.
£35 including UK delivery!
British Bat Calls British Bat Calls
Knowledge of bat echolocation, calls and identification using bat detectors and programs such as BatSound has grown significantly in the last decade. In this practical guide Jon Russ and contributors (Kate Barlow, Philip Briggs & Sandie Sowler) present the latest data in a clear and concise manner.
The book covers topics such as the properties of sound; how bats use sound; bat detection methods; recording devices; analysis software; recording techniques and call analysis. For each species found in the British Isles, information is given on distribution; emergence times; flight and foraging behaviour; habitat; and echolocation including parameters for common measurements. Calls are described in the context of the different technologies used (heterodyne, frequency division and time expansion). Various spectrograms are displayed for each species using examples from both BatSound and AnaLook. An echolocation key is included with the book.
£35 inclusive - includes UK delivery
Social Calls of the Bats of Britain and Ireland Social Calls of the Bats of Britain and Ireland (second edition) Pre-order for July 2022
This updated and expanded edition includes additional information and new examples not found in the first edition (further down this page). The call library now includes full spectrum sound files, as well as many new examples. Survey guidelines are included in the book.
The social calls of bats are an area about which relatively little is known, with more research still required to expand our understanding. This book summarises what is understood so far about social calls of the bat species occurring in Britain and Ireland, and north-west Europe.
This new edition contains: foreward by Michel Barataud, author of Acoustic Ecology of European Bats; almost double the number of figures and tables as the first edition; completely overhauled call library, all in full spectrum, with new examples; three entirely new chapters, covering bat-related acoustics, settings for social interactions, and survey guidelines.

£40 inclusive - nothing else to pay!!
Social Calls of the Bats of Britain and Ireland Social Calls of the Bats of Britain and Ireland
Bats are fascinating mammals about which we still have much to learn. As well as using ultrasonic echolocation calls for orientation and while foraging, they also have a complex array of vocalisations for communication. These are known as social calls and are an essential component of their colonial lifestyle.
This book brings together the current state of knowledge of social calls relating to the bat species occurring within Britain and Ireland, with some additional examples from species represented elsewhere in Europe. It includes access to a downloadable library of calls to be used in conjunction with the book.

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£35 inclusive - includes UK delivery
Bats of Britain and Europe Bats of Britain and Europe
This concise and definitive guide presents all 45 bat species that regularly occur in Europe (of which 17 are known to breed in the British Isles). The extensive introduction details the remarkable biology of bats and explores the latest findings in bat evolution, behaviour and echolocation.

This is followed by in-depth species accounts covering life history, conservation status and identification, including echolocation characteristics, and complemented by accurate distribution maps, with the book illustrated throughout with superb colour photography.

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£35 inclusive - includes UK delivery

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