Demo Audio files #

There is a shared dataset used for some of the practicals. You can download it from here: .

The total size of the shared data is ≈1.8 GB.

  • Go to
  • Choose the ⇩ Download link in the top right corner
  • Extract the contents of the zip file to an easy to find directory
    • e.g. C:\2022 Ecoacoustics Symposium or /2022 Ecoacoustics Symposium
    • The easiest way to do this is to the set the destination to C:\ or /


extract destination

The practicals will assume you’ve downloaded these files to C:\2022 Ecoacoustics Symposium or /2022 Ecoacoustics Symposium. You can move or remove the entire directory after the practical.

We’ll use the SERF Data and Annotation Examples folders will be used for this practical.

Software #

  • Raven Lite: (or Pro if you have a license already)
    • Raven Lite is free, but requires you to sign up for a license
    • Download and sign up here
    • On Windows, you may encounter a Window Smart Screen warning when installing Raven
      • click More info
      • and then click Run anyway to indicate you trust this software
  • R and R Studio:
    • This part is optional, but we will explore a few packages that integrate well with Raven so pre-installation is reccomended
    • Download R Studio here
    • Download R here