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 to be directly connected to recording device. Piezoelectric disks tend to transmit... Read More

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 most proud of. I faked a big studio recording with a stereo overhead to create some room. A ribbon mic is used for the base sound and a Rodes NT 6 to record... Read More