you're correct now.
it is the same in italian: "Antro" is a cave, and the translation in
"antrofonia" is a mistake, "antropofonia" is the correct term. We use
antropo..... to mean something connected with humans. Eg. the noise
generated by human activities is called "rumore antropogenico" or "rumore
di origine antropica" (anthropogenic noise and noise with anthropic origin"=
2014-06-26 11:14 GMT+02:00 Bernie Krause
> Sorry, I misspelled anthropophony, again. Corrected in the text, now.
> For the past four weeks, with five more to go, I=E2=80=99ve been (and wil=
> lecturing across Europe and the UK on the subject of Soundscape Ecology a=
> have picked up a few pointers, so far, along the way.
> First and foremost, the term, anthrophony, that Stuart Gage (Emeritus,
> Michigan State Univ.) and I first published after our National Park Servi=
> study program (2001-2) was published, is not correct. We thought that the
> prefix, anthro, meant human. But, alas, it doesn=E2=80=99t. The root lite=
> means cave, in Greek. And we ain=E2=80=99t speaking about the sound of ca=
> problem was called to my attention by several French colleagues in both
> Quimper and Paris, where I was speaking, that if we wanted to express hum=
> sound, then the word needs to be anthro*po*phony. The addition of the
> =E2=80=9Cpo=E2=80=9D in the middle, is essential. (Note: the term was cor=
> in the French edition of The Great Animal Orchestra).
> Second, a new piece of gear was called to my attention that some may have
> already checked out. But for those who haven=E2=80=99t, give the new *RME=
> Babyface* a shot:
> Bernie Krause
> On Jun 26, 2014, at 10:05 AM, Eric Benjamin
> [naturerecordists] <> wrote:
> You may want to ask this question in the Yahoo micbuilders group. But
> meanwhile I have a couple of comments and questions.
> The question is: How many microphone/transmitter systems do you need to
> make? and how much are you prepared to pay for them?
> About 35 years ago I fabricated some microphones in support of a friend's
> field research in the Amazon jungle. For that I sealed the front of the
> microphone with 1/10 mil polycarbonate film, and the back of the micropho=
> with electronic type silicone rubber. I wouldn't say that those capsules
> were waterproof, but they did survive six months in the jungle. If I had
> to do it today, I'd check out the waterproof capsules made by Knowles;
> their WP series:
> Those capsules are typically guaranteed down to an immersion depth of 3
> meters. These capsules are typically in the range of $25 at Digikey and
> I'm a bit more concerned with the concept of using a radio link. Why
> can't you use cable?
> On Thursday, June 26, 2014 12:33 AM, " [naturerecordis=
> <> wrote:
> I'm a Ph.D. student and I need to make some long term environmental noise
> measurements. I need to deploy a noise measurement network using small
> nodes equipped with a microphone and a radio interface (for transmiting
> I don't need very accurate results, but as I will have to deploy a lot of
> measurement nodes, I need each of them to be very cheap. Electret
> microphones such as Panasonic WM-61 are enough for my purposes. My only
> concern with them is that as I need to do measurements for a year or more=
> I need the microphones to last as much as possible.
> Does anybody know (and if backed with data, better) if these microphones
> can last when placed outdoors without breaking or suffering severe
> sensitivity/frequency response deviations? How can I properly (and cheapl=
> protect them? I can correct measurements with temperature data, and maybe
> also with humidity. Any other advices are welcome!
> Please avoid expensive commercial solutions (such as Class1/Class2 outdoo=
> PS: This topic is not 100% related to this group, as it deals with
> environmental noise, and not with nature sounds, but I think people in th=
> group has for sure the experience and knowledge necessary to solve my
> problem, and the community might be interested in how to record sounds fo=
> long term with cheap microphones.
> Sorry if I bother someone.
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