Demonstration Videos

Learn how to use the SM2 recording boxes. See the SM2 Training Videos page for details.

Tools and Scripts

Below are tools and scripts that you can use to analyze soundscape recordings.  If you do not have any recordings you can download smaples from our Sample Recordings page.


Pumilio is a free and open source PHP/MySQL application for the management of sound archives and the visualization and manipulation of sound files.

R scripts

Display acoustic diversity index values from a wav file. Scripts in R language are available to obtain the acoustic diversity index out of wav sound files.

Sample Data

A sample day of data collected at the Wildlife Area on 21 April 2008 is posted here. These recordings are in 16-bit wav format, stereo, with a sampling rate of 44.1 kHz, and approximately 150 Mb. Each file is 15 minutes long, recorded at the top of each hour.

Soundscape Sites

Visit the following sites to learn more about soundscapes.

World Forum for Acoustic Ecology

The World Forum for Acoustic Ecology (WFAE), founded in 1993, is an international association of affiliated organizations that share a common concern with the state of the world’s soundscapes. WFAE members represent a multi-disciplinary spectrum of individuals engaged in the study of the social, cultural and ecological aspects of the sonic environment.

Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology

The Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology (MSAE), founded in 2009, is a regional chapter of the American Society for Acoustic Ecology (ASAE), a membership organization dedicated to exploring the role of sound in natural habitats and human societies, while promoting public dialogue concerning the identification, preservation, and restoration of natural and cultural sound environments. ASAE is the United States affiliate of the World Forum for Acoustic Ecology (WFAE).

Wild Sanctuary

Wild Sanctuary has a worldwide collection of over 3,500 hours of wild soundscapes and nearly 15,000 species.  Their mission: To help connect people to the wild by preserving, presenting, and protecting the voice of the natural world.

David Monacchi’s Sound Design

David Monacchi’s work documents natural sonic environments and untouched ecosystems throughout the world with cutting-edge field recording techniques. Combining detailed lab analysis and eco-acoustic composition, he creates original music for sound installations, museums, and experimental and new music concerts.

World Listening Day

The Soundscape Ecology Project at Purdue and Ubimark sponsored the World Listening Day  2011 recording drop event.  They invite the public, amateur sound recording specialists, acoustic ecologists, bioacousticians, etc. to submit a short soundscape recording.