Thursday, December 8, 2011

Wildlife Sound Recording Society - Autumn 2011 Journal

From England - The Autumn issue of The WSRS's Journal is out now. It is another feature-packed, fascinating issue.

This volume (Vol. 12 No. 2) includes great articles - Including my reviews of:
SeaWave Software (Page 7)
Dodotronic's Ultramic 200K (Page 12)
And a great article by Chris Scott, titled 'Sound Surveys Yield Secrets Of Bat Swarms'
(Page 38)

There really are lots of other great reviews & articles in this volume!

I'll admit, that the yearly Subscriptions/Membership fee is not cheap (for USA residents); but I can tell you - It is totally worth every penny!


  1. Hi Al,
    I have an SSF Bat3 on order and just spotted your tweet regarding shortcomings. Any chance you could elaborate? I may have to reconsider and go for the SSF Bat2 instead!

  2. Thanks very much for your comment. Yes, I've been in touch, with several very experienced people. Including someone who develops bat detecting SW & HW. And each has shared their disappointment w/ their just purchased SSF BAT3.
    However, in each case, The BAT3 was being compared to detectors in a similar price range. In other words, at the current retail price (which varies, depending on where you live): There are better choices out there. Several, with Pro features.
    For example, if one is choosing between The SSF BAT2 -and- The SSF BAT3: Then, many (including myself) would advise you to go for the newer BAT3.
    I may need to devote an entire Post regarding this topic. For now, I can tell you that the inability to record actual bat calls (as in, the sounds) has been a common complaint. As another example, someone considering an SSF BAT3 may want to look into The Pettersson M500 or The EM3 from Wildlife Acoustics. Both of which, are Pro-level units.

  3. Hi Al,
    Thankyou very much for replying so promptly. Maybe just not quite alarmed as I first was! I'll have a look at the Pettersson M500 and EM3 but recording not a huge priority at the moment. I found your reviews extremely helpful when I was reading up on different detectors. Keep up the good work!
    Many thanks

  4. Hi Ben,
    Sorry, in my original reply I typed "EM3" - I meant to type EM Touch! :) (the EM3 is being phased-out).
    Thank you very much, for the kind words. I appreciate it. I'm glad I could help.
    Kind regards,