There are a few great sites that compare methods for recording the ambience of a place (or soundscapes) and for making your own mics. It is amazing what can be made for very little investment (excluding time).

Boundary Mics Blumlein Jecklin Disk ORTF system Stereo arrays SASS (Stereo Ambient Sampling System) Ambiophonics


frogloggers mic capsule suppliers and helpful customer service with technical background.


It has also been helpful to get in on internet chat groups such as micbuilders and nature recordist, cialis and related resources such as Acoustic Ecology.


Soundscape technology is being used by the Mississippi Madawaska Land Trust to add to their monitoring. This Land Trust is blazing the trail for others to follow.
Soundscape technology is being used by the Mississippi Madawaska Land Trust to add to their monitoring. This Land Trust is blazing the trail for others to follow.

Library of animal calls, buy cialis software & related research:
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Wildlife Acoustics for remote/automated recorders (and related research links page).


Check out the Nature SoundMap project: listen to the sounds from around the world! I am delighted to have my recording of an American Bittern from the Purdon Conservation Area (near Ottawa) included.


World Forum for Acoustic Ecology


More soundscapes of the Earth Wildlife Sanctuary with Bernie Krause.