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How do I use your U 384 microphone for recording signal in PC ? Just to plug it into any USB2 port ?
Yes it plugs into USB 2 or 3 and is a standard windows microphone. No additional power is needed. You can extend the usb cables using several usb active extension cables as needed A number of recording apps are available the most powerful one for bats is SonobatLIVE. It comes with Batsound Touch. Other apps are possible, including one for android called batrecorder. There is a basic listing of the apps on the bcm and Pettersson website www.batsound.com
Is the u-384 compatible withe the smartphone model "Core X4"? I bought it but it seems that my smartphone doesn't detect it while I fixed a converter USB C/microUSB ... Thank you
We can't speak for every model, but if you meet the specs of the BatRecorder app https://digitalbiology.com/bat-recorder then it should work. You may want to try a different -brand- of USB convertor as not all work as advertised.
Hello, may I ask when u384 will be available in stock? Thx
The microphone is in stock as of this writing. Generally, if you can complete an online order we have the item in stock. Thanks!
Greetings: I'm considering buying a Pettersson u384 and I have a few specific questions. Is the device compatible with a Samsung Galaxy S8+? Also, in terms of compatibility, as OS sofware changes via upgrades, is the Pettersson u384 likely to have future compatibiltiy conflicts or is there a continual software update process? Are the recorded files able to be transfered to other devices (laptops) and used in various different types of software for analysis? Does the device require OTG compatibility? Thank you in advance for your response! Best, Wendy
These Pettersson microphones are "standard windows microphones", so they are future-proof. It is the software that must be made to take advantage of the data. For bat recordings, try BatRecorder for Android. The recordings are saved to your memory card on your phone which should offload onto a regular computer/hard drive for permenant storage. If the phone lacks a removable storage card, then connecting via USB would be the next method to offload the files.
Hi, is the Petterson u-384 available?
We are constantly receiving stock of these items and selling out. If the item can be purchased from us onlne, it is either in stock or expected within a week. For exact information on any item's stock status, please call our out office 717-241-2228 M-F, 9-4 EST. Thank you!
I want to know what is the best option between the u384 and the D1000x. To work in monitoring and ecological studies of bat populations.
The D1000x is first and foremost -the best- ultrasonic microphone we have -ever- used, hands down. It is better suited for active monitoring or labratory research where the best possible recording is desired and the device will be monitored (it is too expensive to leave unattended, etc.) It has a built in recorder with a trigger system that is user-definable, so it many be set to record under a variety of conditions and for various purposes (many people actually buy it to study something besides bats). The files are then offloaded from a memory card and viewed in analysis software such as BatSound or SonoBat. The D1000x is capable of 768kHz sampling rate, blowing the doors off most any device in it's price range.
The u384 is intended to be used on a tablet running BatSoundTouch or SonoBatLIVE capture software. The recordings are then further viewed/sorted using SonoBat or other bat analysis software. It does not have the lab quality noise floor of the D1000x, but the capture software is more convienant to use. The 384 sampling rate is perfectly suitable for bats worldwide, and extending the mic on a pole will maximize the capabilities. The u384 is mass produced therefore making it cost effective (mic+tablet+long cable ~$600?) wheras the D1000x device is a unique custom lab instrument.