Nathan Gallardo

Sound Design || Music || Audio DIY || Game Dev

Waterproof Contact Microphones

Hear samples at my Soundcloud

These are fully submersible, piezo-electric contact microphones.

Contact microphones are perfect for finding those ‘invisible’ sounds you’d never otherwise hear. They pick up the vibrations that travel through solid objects, as opposed to the air. They’re brilliant for recording squeaking doors, pipes, cables, bridges, bubbling softdrink etc., it’s all about experimenting.

Here’s a few samples of the kind of sounds you can get including creaking exercise equipment, fence railings, spinning coins and London’s Millenium Bridge :

Examples at my Soundcloud page

I used to sell these but not any more I’m afraid, as I can’t be arsed to build them. You should though, they’re freakin rad.

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