Soundscape Analysis and Measurement (SAM) Scribe Mk2
Putting the power of recording and analysing soundscapes within reach of the average consumer
Capture the acoustic environment with a twin-channel, full-spectrum, laboratory-grade sound recorder.
The Scribe Mk2 is scheduled for public release in February 2017. The unit will be available as a full-spectrum, environmental sound recording kit including: stereo USB sound card, twin custom microphones, two wind shields, cables, GPS receiver, a notebook computer with acquisition/recording software and a security HASP (dongle).
- Simultaneously capture the indoor and outdoor acoustic environments. Houses can greatly change the sound character, so recording both is essential.
- Capture infrasound as well as audible sound to standard sound files. Everything is captured because anything may be important.
- SAM Scribe is an industrial-strength recording system that’s ahead of the competition. It will faithfully record sound from 0.1 Hz (infrasound) all the way up to 20 kHz, the upper limit of human hearing. This means that it will capture all of the sound created by any industrial plant and other noise sources, record them as evidence, and allow later analysis. With the use of a Type 1 sound calibrator, SAM Scribe, with its near-flat response, can capture acoustic environments with industry-standard accuracy.
- SAM Scribe stores information about the recording as metadata within the sound file, including the GPS location, the GPSderived time, the sound card details and the software version. A digital signature is then created for the file contents and encrypted by the supplied security hasp. At any later time, by verifying the digital security signature, you can be assured that the sound data and metadata in the file have not been tampered with. This can be useful in future litigation.
Created by Atkinson & Rapley Consulting Ltd., Palmerston North & Sydney.
In association with:
- Astute Engineering, Palmerston North
- Beta Solutions, Palmerston North
- ESP Ltd., Sydney
With support from:
- The Waubra Foundation, Australia