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Song Meter Mini Acoustic Recorder

Song Meter Mini Acoustic Recorder

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 at a breakthrough price.



  • 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 (or 1,040 hours with 6 lithium-ion batteries in optional lid)
  • Compatible with Kaleidoscope Pro software to quickly scan recordings to help find species of interest
  • Affordably priced, including built-in 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 - £85

Add to Song Meter Mini to enable stereo recording or to Song Meter Mini Bat to record bird and land animals when not recording bats.

Song Meter Mini Security Bracket - £60

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

Lithium-ion Battery Lid - £170

Batteries not included. Fits 2, 4 or 6 lithium-ion protected 18650 cells with 68-69mm overall length.

Lithium-ion 18650 batteries for Mini family recorders with Lithium Lid - £135

Quality protected 18650 batteries from Wildlife Acoustics, per set of six.

Lithium-ion Battery Charger - £85

Charges the Lithium-ion batteries for the Song Meter Lithium-ion Battery lid option.


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
  • 2, 4 or 6 18650 rechargeable lithium-ion batteries using optional lithium lid accessory


4 AA Alkaline210 hours (typical at 24kHz mono)

6 18650 Li-ion batteries: 1,040 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. You can add them when you order your Mini.


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

Warranty: 2 years recorder (3 years if bought from me!)/1.5 years built-in microphone


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 £475.00
    VAT Included
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