Song Meter Mini Acoustic Recorder

£427.00 Ex. VAT
In stock

If you are looking for a Bluetooth-enabled wildlife audio recorder, with a built-in microphone, that is weatherproof, small, light, and affordable, without compromising on features, the Song Meter Mini Acoustic Recorder is a strong option.

  • • Very compact and lightweight
  • • Configure and receive status updates wirelessly via phone or tablet
  • • Top recording quality
  • • Fully weatherproof
  • • Optional second microphone for stereo recordings

Specially designed to give you wildlife audio recording simplicity without sacrificing quality, the Wildlife Acoustics Song Meter Mini gives scientists an innovative tool for recording birds, frogs, and other vocal animals in the field with recording quality that is comparable to the standard Song Meter SM4. It is ideal for:

  • • Species inventory
  • • Presence/Absence surveys
  • • Detecting endangered species
  • • Monitoring habitat health

Check out the Song Meter Mini Acoustic Bundle we have available to save on time & money!

Compatible with Kaleidoscope Lite - Download here

New Feature Unlocked

If you undertake acoustic recordings of birds, frogs, land mammals and insects then this new feature is for you!

The new feature looks for vocalisations within long recordings, pulling them out for identification, saving you time as you analyse hours of data. To use this feature, just upload your audio files from your Song Meter recorder, then define what you would like the software to flag as a signal by adjusting parameters such as signal length. Click here

Features and Specifications:

  • Bluetooth connectivity enables you to change settings, schedule recordings and receive recorder status information wirelessly, through the app. It even uses your mobile device to set date, time, time zone and location, so that you don't have to.
  • Optional second microphone for stereo recordings
  • Record up to 215 hours scheduled over months with 4 AA batteries (or up to 1,100 hours with 6 lithium-ion batteries in optional lid)
  • Compatible with Kaleidoscope Pro software to quickly scan recordings to help find species of interest
    • External Dimensions (mm): 123 x 168 x 36
    • Weight (g; with batteries): 290
    • Weight (g; without batteries): 190
    • Power Requirements: 4 AA Alkaline or rechargeable NiMH batteries
    • Battery Life (4 AA Alkaline): up to 215 hours*
    • Power via optional lid: 2, 4 or 6 18650 rechargeable lithium-ion batteries
    • Battery Life (6 18650 Li-ion): up to 1,100 hours*
    • Memory: 1 SDHC/SDXC flash card slot (≥Class 4). Up to 1TB SDXC cards
    • Recording technology: 16-bit PCM .wav files
    • Channels: 1 built-in (2 with optional second microphone)
    • Recording Bandwith: 20Hz – 48kHz
    • Sample Rates: 8000, 12000, 16000, 22050, 24000, 32000, 44100, 48000, 96000 (in samples per second on one or two channels)
    • Built-in Microphone:
    • Directional Characteristic: Omni-Directional
    • Sensitivity: -11.0 ±4 dBfs/pa @ 1kHz, 0dB gain
    • Signal to Noise Ratio: 80 dB Typ. at 1kHz (1 Pa, A weighted network)
    • Max Input Sound Level: 105 dB SPL Typ.
    • Enclosure Material: Polycarbonate - fully weatherproof
    • Operating Temperature: -4°F to +185°F or -20°C to 85°C
    • *Run times can vary depending on the characteristics of specific brands and models of flash cards, the kind and quality of batteries used, temperature and configuration. We recommend SanDisk brand SDHC/SDXC cards.

    Download the Song Meter Mini application from The App Store or Google Play

    Please Note: The Mini Configurator app will work with most smartphones or tablets that have Bluetooth version 4.0 or later and run either iOS 10 or later, or Android 5.0 or later. The one major exception we've found is Android devices produced by Huawei, which do not use the same Bluetooth implementation as other major Android manufacturers.

    Warranty: 2 years recorder/1.5 years built-in microphone

    Shipping charges are calculated at checkout stage based on the total weight of your order, the type of product and delivery postcode. We aim for next working day delivery on all UK mainland orders received before 2:30pm.

    Prices quoted below exclude VAT.

    UK mainland delivery starts at £7.92. Pallet deliveries vary depending on your postcode.

    Highlands and Islands delivery starts at £25. For larger orders and pallet loads you will need to contact us for a quote. The following postcodes and areas are considered to be Highlands and Islands:

    AB36-38, AB55-56, FK17-21, HS all postcodes, IV all postcodes, KA27-28, KW1-17, PA20-78, PH19-50, ZE1-3
    Channel Islands, Isle of Wight, Isle of Man, Scilly Isles

    Northern Ireland delivery starts at £20 rising to £90 for orders up to 60kg. Please contact us for a quote for larger or palletised orders.

    Europe: For European orders please visit call us T. 04 65 65 00 05 or alternatively email us on [email protected]

    How quickly will I get my order?

    We aim for next working day delivery on all UK mainland orders received before 2.30pm. Where products need to be made to order or are not a regular stock item, or during busy times of year, despatch times may be longer.

    Typical delivery times are:

    • 1 to 3 working days within the UK.
    • 3 to 5 working days within Europe.
    • 7 to 14 working days for the rest of the world.

    If delivery is likely to take longer than this we will let you know as soon as we become aware of the delay.

    If you need an item by a particular date please tell us when you place the order - it if is urgent, we recommend you call us on 01451 833181 to place your order.

    How will I know when my order has been dispatched?

    We will email you confirmation after your order has been despatched. You might not receive this confirmation email if you made a spelling mistake when you entered your email address. Login and check your registered email address. Spam filters in your email program may also block this type of email. Please check your junk mail folders.

    Will I receive online tracking information?

    We send parcels of all shapes and sizes so we use several different couriers and haulage companies. Some of these make tracking information available online, and where this is the case you will receive notification by email or text. If you need to track your parcel urgently then please contact us.

    What happens if my order doesn't arrive?

    If you do not receive your goods within 5 working days for UK orders, or 2 weeks for international orders, please contact us for tracking information.

    If your goods do not arrive within 30 days of your order being accepted, please contact us within 40 days and you can opt for a full refund or for us to make good the non-delivery.

    Items that are lost will be replaced or refunded by us.

    What happens if my order arrives damaged?

    Please contact us within 5 working days of receiving your order. You may need to obtain a Returns Number, and return the goods to us; parcels without a Returns Number may be refused. By prior agreement, we will refund the costs of return shipping by Royal Mail first class recorded delivery, or will arrange a collection for items over 2kg. Once we have received the damaged goods we will despatch a replacement or refund you in full.

    How will my order be sent?

    We will always use a reputable courier company. Smaller items are usually shipped using Royal Mail or Interlink, and larger items are sent usingTNT or Tuffnells. Palletised deliveries are with Hacklings.

    A signature will always be required, so please ensure that someone is available to sign for your parcel. Please also ensure you either check the item for damages before signing, or sign for the goods as unchecked. If you need to arrange delivery for a specific time please contact us. There is usually an additional charge for timed delivery.

    What countries do you ship to?

    We can deliver to anywhere in the world, but you may need to contact us for a quote. You can purchase online if your order is being delivered to Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Luxembourg and the Netherlands. Outside these countries you will need to place your order by phone or email.

    If you are outside of the EU you may be liable for import taxes.

    Important Information About Backorders

    At Wildcare there are times when items are only available on a backorder basis, either due to high demand or if the item is a special order item. We refer to these as ‘backorder items.

    Backorder items are clearly listed on our website as ‘Order To Reserve Stock (Backorder)’. Items that are in stock and ready to be shipped immediately are listed as ‘In Stock’.

    When you place an order for a back order item or an order that includes back order items, a member of our team will be in contact within 48 hours of your order to confirm the lead time for delivery. For any queries before then, please call us on: 01451 833 181

    Avoiding Disappointment

    We cannot guarantee that a backordered item will come back into stock or be delivered for a specific date, however we will always do our best to keep you informed and updated.

    If your back order is urgent or required within a specific time frame we suggest to call us on 01451 833 181 so we can keep your requirements in mind throughout the waiting period.


    If you receive damaged items or the wrong goods, please let us know straight away so that we can arrange for them to be returned to us and replaced as quickly as possible.

    You will need to obtain a Returns Number  - please call us on 01451 833 181 or email [email protected]

    Please return goods, WITH THE RETURNS NUMBER MARKED ON THE PARCEL to: Wildcare, Eastgate House, Moreton Road, Longborough, GL56 0QJ

    We may ask for a photograph any damaged items before we agree to replace them.

    Please click here to view our full returns policy.