Title

A field test of ‘syrinx’ sound analysis software in interactive playback

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2000

Publication Title

Bioacoustics

Volume

11

Issue

1

First Page

77

Last Page

86

DOI

10.1080/09524622.2000.9753451

Abstract

Syrinx is a newly developed PC-based software package designed for interactive playback of animal vocalizations and for digital sound recording and analysis in the lab or in the field. Syrinx permits flexible modeling of complex vocal interactions in an interactive playback setting. Large numbers of sounds can be stored on disk as digital wave files for instant recall in the field. The playback trial timer and real-time scrolling spectrographs display of microphone input facilitate the tailoring of playback responses to subtle changes in the vocalizations of playback subjects. Based on our field test of this software in an interactive playback experiment with Black-capped Chickadees Poecile atricapillus, we conclude that Syrinx is a versatile and user-friendly tool for performing interactive playback with a minimum of equipment. © 2000 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.

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