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Song Meter Mini Acoustic Recorder - HIRE

Song Meter Mini Acoustic Recorder - HIRE

For Hire. Adjust Quantity for the number of weeks you want it.

If you need more than one recorder, please email us with your requirements.


Big Features. Small Size

Specially designed to give you simplicity without sacrificing quality, the Wildlife Acoustics Song Meter Mini gives scientists an innovative tool for recording birds, frogs, and other vocal wildlife.


From conducting species inventory and presence/absence surveys to detecting endangered species and monitoring habitat health, the Song Meter Mini captures quality recordings.



  • Comparable recording quality to the industry standard Song Meter SM4
  • Lightweight, at just 0.64 lb (290 g) including batteries
  • Our smallest wildlife audio recorder, at just 4.9" x 6.6" x 1.4" (123 mm x 168 mm x 36 mm)
  • Weatherproof design suitable for any environment
  • Change settings and schedule wirelessly via Bluetooth on your mobile device
  • Automatically sends recorder status to the app via Bluetooth
  • Uses your mobile device to set date, time, time zone and location
  • Optional second microphone for stereo recordings
  • Record 210 hours scheduled over months with 4 AA batteries
  • Compatible with Kaleidoscope Pro software to quickly scan recordings to help find species of interest
  • Including built-in microphone (optional second microphone



The Mini Configurator app will work with most smartphones or tablets that have Bluetooth version 4.0 or later and run either iOS 10 or later, or Android 5.0 or later. The one major exception we've found is Android devices produced by Huawei, which do not use the same Bluetooth implementation as other major Android manufacturers.



Acoustic Microphone Stub for Mini family

Add to Song Meter Mini to enable stereo recording

Song Meter Mini Security Bracket

Steel, lockable security bracket for Song Meter Mini family of recorders.


Technical Specifications:


Recording Format: 16-bit PCM .wav files

Channels: 1 built-in (2 with optional second microphone)

Sample Rates: The recorder supports the following sample rates in samples per second on one or two channels: 8000, 12000, 16000, 22050, 24000, 32000, 44100, 48000, 96000

Built-in Microphone

  • Directional Characteristic: Omni-Directional
  • Sensitivity: -7.0 ±4 (0 dB = fs/Pa@1kHz)
  • Signal to Noise Ratio: 78 dB Typ. at 1kHz (1 Pa, A weighted network)
  • Max Input Sound Level: 101 dB SPL Typ.

Power Options

  • 4 AA Alkaline or rechargeable NiMH batteries


4 AA Alkaline210 hours (typical at 24kHz mono)


  • 1 SDHC/SDXC flash card slots (Class 4 or greater)*
  • Supports up to 1TB SDXC cards (will support 2TB SDXC if/when available)

*We recommend using SanDisk SDHC/SDXC cards.


Height: 4.9" / 123 mm

Width: 6.6" / 168 mm

Depth: 1.4" / 36 mm


Without batteries: 0.42 lb / 190g

With 4 AA batteries: 0.64 lb / 290g

Enclosure Material: Polycarbonate

Enclosure Environmental Protection: Fully weatherproof with integrated humidity controls

Operating Temperature: -4°F to +185°F or -20°C to 85°C


Audio Specifications and Acoustic Performance Charts



Sensitivity built-in-11.0 ±4 dBfs/pa @ 1kHz, 0dB gain
Signal-to-Noise Ratio78dB Typ. at 1kHz (1 Pa, A weighted network)
Dynamic Range16 dB-99 dB SPL at 0dB gain



Measurements shown using default filter and gain settings, 48kHz sample rate, and a calibrated sound source one meter from the recorder facing front (perpendicular to the microphone axis). You can see these charts in the images section.

    PriceFrom £150.00
    VAT Included
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