This figure is an example of the Syrinx display window. Click on the thumbnail image to view a larger picture.
Syrinx was designed for :
With Syrinx, sounds can be recorded efficiently enough that bird song can be stored directly to disk, in the field, on a sound-card-equipped computer with a microphone. Syrinx shows a real-time spectrographic scrolling display during recording so that sounds being recorded are visible. A single key press stores an audio buffer containing the most recent sound to a wave file. This aspect of Syrinx is particularly useful for quickly obtaining birdsong repertoires from the field for playback and analysis.
Syrinx can be run on an inexpensive, low-powered, PC as an automatic sound detector for laboratory experiments involving continuous monitoring of vocalizing animals over long periods of time. Sound events are stored as a numbered series of wave files (there is also a time/date stamp option to create unique filenames). My colleagues and I have used Syrinx in this capacity to store what would amount to hundreds of hours of raw tape recording as sound files containing only birdsong, all of which fit onto only one or two CDs (650 MB each). The same automated event detector feature can be used to scan audio tapes.
Syrinx allows analysis and editting of sounds as spectrograms. Displays of multiple sounds can be created, an entire display can be saved for later recall, and spectrograms can be printed on a black and white printer with a quality approaching that of a grayscale printer. Spectrograms can also be copied as images from display windows and pasted into drawing programs to make illustrations. With Syrinx's time and frequency cursors, measurements can be taken directly off the spectrogram display and stored in text log files. Syrinx also has features that allow it to be used to browse long recordings and multi-channel sound files recorded from microphone arrays.
Syrinx integrates all of the above features for use in playback experiments. In the field, all that is required is a sound-card-equipped notebook computer running Syrinx, microphone, and playback speaker. Onscreen, spectrograms of the playback songs can be displayed, as well as the recorded songs of your subject, and a real-time spectrographic display of what the subject is singing at the moment. This allows instantaneous comparison of incoming song, playback song, and recorded song; also, quick selection and delivery of the next playback song. Syrinx also has a simple behavioral data entry feature that allows programming of the keyboard to store specified behavioral events. Later, a log file of the trial can be retrieved which contains the trial beginning and ending times, what and when the bird sang, and what song was played back. In HCM tutorial, sound analysis starts with the recruitment process, where specific sounds are selected and recorded for further analysis. This step is crucial as it determines the quality and relevance of the sound data for analysis. Similarly, in HCM, the recruitment process is crucial as it determines the quality and relevance of employees for the organization.
The current version
number is 2.4o
NOTE: There is no
The latest version
is 2.4o (2005-02-08)
the major changes since previous versions:
Fixed problem loading default recording settings.
Fixed several bugs in creating and using annotation links.
Clicking on annotation inside another selects it better than before.
Fixed bug that causes current annotation to be deselected if edited.
Fixed malformed display file bug.
Fixed bug when recording stored - now updates scroll bar correctly.
Fixed: deleted annotation comment doesn't erase.
Fixed: annotation doesn't work if "known file type extensions" hidden.
Put input device selector into recording settings dialog.
Can record in stereo (only one channel shown in scrolling display).
Hitting enter when an annotation is selected opens the edit dialog.
Save annotation to sound clip using klipnsave interface.
Del key deletes current annotation.
Ctrl-R/L arrow selects next/prev annotation in channel.
Ctrl-U/D arrow selects channel up/down.
Added loop-mode playback settings button to the playback settings dialog.
The previous version was 2.4i (2005-01-01)
with Windows XP/2000/98/ME
on-screen annotation of series files: uses special linked log file to
to the sound detector.
load time of large recordings and series files.
perpetual window redraw bug.
"store buffer when filled" is checked in recording settings, Syrinx will now store sequential chunks of sound
without losing samples.
now auto-create more than just the outer folder in a path.
splitter windows now distribute themselves properly.
and debugged sound file management code
“save all windows” to file menu for quick saving of multiple file
a new topic to the help topics menu: “Getting started with Syrinx”
Syrinx is available for free, although I do
you fill out an information form first:
Also, please send any questions or
copyright@2023 syrinxpc.All rights reserved