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Acoustic discontinuous event recording using microphone and ?? software

Acoustic discontinuous event recording using microphone and ?? software

Acoustic discontinuous event recording using microphone and ?? software

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I am interested in recording sounds from an electrolysis reactor over the course of about a week, but I don't want all the data that entails.
I was thinking about trying to use a VOX recorder, but I would lose the leading edge of the sound that might be like a pop or thump. Total sound duration of about 0.5 seconds is what I am guessing.

I am considering a software that continuously records (to a loop), and when any "event" in the time window meets threshold level, it saves this to a file.
Is this standard practice? Is there a better way? Any suggestions?

RE: Acoustic discontinuous event recording using microphone and ?? software

Most new security cameras are set up to record pre-trigger footage, so it's very common there. Likewise, it's a common thing on oscilloscopes and aircraft flight data recorders.

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RE: Acoustic discontinuous event recording using microphone and ?? software

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I will consider setting up a suitable security camera with this feature, but it might cost more than the previously mentioned software, except the "pro" version is well over $100.

RE: Acoustic discontinuous event recording using microphone and ?? software

I was merely pointing out that activity activated is a pretty common feature.

http://www.snooper.se/ $24.95 for standard edition

Something free:
http://download.cnet.com/Free-Sound-Recorder/3000-...

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RE: Acoustic discontinuous event recording using microphone and ?? software

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Thanks. I already have link to one free software that is supposed to record continuously over a memory allocation, then save that block as a file when any
trigger level event is detected in the block. That one should catch sharp leading edges to pop or ping events.
Thank for the link to snooper. I will probably go ahead with it, and I also will copy the link to the free one.

RE: Acoustic discontinuous event recording using microphone and ?? software

Sounds like you have already found software to do the job..

If it doesn't pan out, Goldwave Inc makes a pretty sophisticated recording package with VOX pre-buffering to capture events prior to VOX trigger and is reasonably priced.

It has numerous features, too many to mention, e.g. time stamping, post editing, pitch shifting, variable playback rate to stretch events out in time, for analysis of the captured data.

https://www.goldwave.com/features.php

I've used it for years to record transmitted signals from radio repeater systems I've built for problem determination purposes.

RE: Acoustic discontinuous event recording using microphone and ?? software

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Wow, it has a very powerful platform for this work, for a lifetime license, is a steal! Thanks for sharing that incredible software!

RE: Acoustic discontinuous event recording using microphone and ?? software

Thanks, Even though I've used the software for a long time, I have not been back to their web site..

From this page https://www.goldwave.com/about.php looks like it has developed an impressive following.

Per a Google Scholar search, it has become a widely used research tool in many different fields. https://scholar.google.com/scholar?q=goldwave+soft...

Another program that might be useful, particularly if you need further spectroscopic analysis of your recorded audio, is Spectrogram 16 which is still available here. https://auditoryneuroscience.com/acoustics/spectro... One feature in this software not commonly found was the ability to frequency shift ultrasonic frequencies down into the human audible range..

Spectrogram was developed by R.S. Horne who had a prestigious career in the field. http://www.vocalinnovations.com/id75.html Spectrogram was originally a for purchase program, but in later years he donated it into the public domain.. Don't know if he is still alive or what, most of his original websites for the software have been taken down, but the last free version can still be found on the above link and other secondary sites.

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