Piezoelectric disk as contact microphones

And again inspired by Nicolas Collins’s book “Handmade Electronic Music: The Art of Hardware Hacking“. Simple selfbuild contact microphones from cheap piezo elements. A piezoelectric disk generates a voltage when deformed. There are used in acoustic guitar mics, toys as buzzer and all kind of contact mics. Good thing is that there create enough voltage [...]


Uglypaul cajon drumset

I created this drumset for a friend of mine. Goal was to create a nice Ableton Simpler drumset with stuff I allready had in my small project studio. I used a cajon for the bassdrum and snare, a tin can for the hihat, mixed shakers and an eggcup for the “ping\bell” sound which I am [...]


Single coil pickup 2 klinke

Another experiment inspired by Nicolas Collins’s Handmade Electronic Music: The Art of Hardware Hacking. Just an old single coil pickup connected to an 1/4 inch plug – called 6.3 mm Klinkenstecker in Germany. I have to take this beauty out for a walk to the ATM. The first recording is just static computer noise from [...]


Kalimba with piezo pickup

This is embarrassing! It is December and I got 2 posts, one without sound – NICE, WTF? Ok, so here we go. I have two weeks left. I decided to do just quick sketches of stuff I did the last 11 month or of what I am doing right now. I got a small Kalimba [...]