BatSound Software

As low as £237.90 Ex. VAT

Pettersson's BatSound software is a great tool for analysing recordings of ultrasonic bat calls and is compatible with .WAV format files. It is also possible to open sound files with other formats such as mp3 and wma if the corresponding codecs have been installed on the computer.

Developed particularly for the Pettersson range of bat detectors, Bat Sound has a number of great features that make it particularly useful to analyse bat calls recorded directly with a D500x or a D1000X ultrasound detector.

In the Virtual Bat Detector mode, sound files of time expanded or high speed recorded sounds are replayed at the original speed, emulating a heterodyne bat detector. Perfect for learning how to identify bats using a heterodyne detector, for classroom demonstrations etc.

The Automatic Recording mode makes it possible to have the computer record sounds automatically. The desired threshold level is selected and the computer will start recording to a sound file as soon as the signal exceeds this level. Many parameters are available to fine-tune this mode, e.g. by setting limits for the minimum pulse length, total recording time, maximum number of pulses to record etc. Frequency-selective triggering is also available, to avoid recording undesired signals.

  • Uses any Windows compatible sound card for sound input and output.
  • Supports sound formats up to 32 bits with one or two channels (mono/stereo) and sampling frequencies up to 192 kHz (possibly limited by the sound card).
  • Multiple windows with different sound files can be opened at the same time, facilitating comparison of signals and analysis results.
  • Printing and export picture files through Windows clipboard (BMP and WMF formats).
  • Wide range zoom function.
  • Optional time and frequency compensation of time expanded signals to show the original time and frequency.
  • Play Speed function to implement time expansion playback of high-speed sound files from D500X/D1000X detectors.
  • Open Next/Previous command makes it easy to scan through all files in a folder. Very useful for browsing files obtained through unattended recording.
  • Automatic parameter extraction feature, calculates max/min frequency, pulse duration etc.
  • Optional grid lines in most diagrams.
  • Clipboard export of analysis results.

 Windows 10 compatibility

The older BatSound versions may not work with more recent Windows versions. BatSound ver. 4.21 and higher do support
Windows 10, if you have an older version, please contact us at for an upgrade.  

System Requirements

  • Intel or AMD 1 GHz or faster processor
  • RAM: 1 GB minimum (also depends on the operating system)
  • Windows compatible sound card
  • >1 GB of free hard disk space
  • BatSound version 4.1: Windows XP/SP3, Windows Vista/SP1 or Windows 7 operating system
  • BatSound version 4.2: Windows 7/SP2 or Windows 8 operating system

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