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Recording ants: mic recommendations?

I have been recording ants for some time now, using the simplest Korg clip-on mic. I am in search of three things: A better contact mic that will pick up less environmental/ambient sound. A contact ...
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For public lectures, what hidden mic setup needs to be used?

In "the old days" lecturers would obviously speak, sometimes to large crowds, without the advantage of modern sound systems - to wit, no microphone. So this would obviously be still possible today (I ...
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How to define specifications for contact microphones?

How would you define and measure frequency response for a contact microphone? Microphone specifications rely on a standard medium -- the atmosphere -- as a starting point for defining performance, esp ...
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DIY solution for recording breathing sounds?

I need a budget solution for recording breathing sounds. What options can you suggest? Would, for example, a simple contact mic (placed on the person's chest) be suitable for this? Thanks for any ...
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Best contact mics with Sony PCM d50

Is anybody using contact mics with a Sony PCM d50? Any suggestions that are very affordable? I want to record inner workings of laptops and other electronic devices. Cheers!
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Contact mic recording a watch ticking with Arduino

Trying to record a ticking sound of watch. Using a piezo contact mic. Want to learn how I can decide what preamp to use and how to match impedance. Any help would be appreciated.
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What is everyone doing for contact mics?

I just read an article, that I wish that I bookmarked, but he was talking about doing contact mics on pipes and things like that. The shit sounded amazing. Completely otherworldly, and it was just ...
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Recording Heartbeats

What microphone would be appropriate to record heartbeats? I want to record people off the street so it has to be easy for the person to hold in place themselves for a couple of minutes whilst ...
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contact mic in water?

i know hydrophones are used for this technique, but after seeing this: http://audiocookbook.org/sound_design/sounds-from-a-contact-mic-frozen-in-water-ice/ i thought, is it safe for contact mic to be ...
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Contact microphones

I'm looking into buying a contact mic for various sfx recording. I've noticed that the AKG c411 is a popular choice, but I see the frequency response only goes up to 18khz. Will this be a potential ...
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Can you damage a sound recorder (not microphone) by recording too hot?

Quick back story... On my drive home, I drive next to a fairly busy train track on an otherwise unused road -- the track is about half a mile either direction from any crossings, so I won't have to ...
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Hydrophone as a contact mic?

Hello, I don't own a hydrophone yet so I can't try this out myself. Out of curiosity, I was just wondering if you can use a hydrophone like a contact mic? As far as I understand it both types of mic ...
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Pushing your hydrophone to the limit

Who has risked their microphone investment and have it pay off? Submerged in boiling water Frozen in ice Dipped in liquids other than water, ie. syrup, molasses, oil, etc Floated close to hazardous ...
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Organic Sound Cue Techniques

Hello Sound Designers! I'm currently working on a sound design for a live theatre show. One of the challenges I have is to create a cue that imitates the experience of covering you ears and ...
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Polymer Film Microphone

Just picked up some polymer film transducers. Haven't hooked them up yet, but I'm told they make great contact mics. It's the same stuff used in many guitar pickups. Hopefully I'll have some time to ...
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DIY contact microphone

Hi! Using a contact microphone for field recordings seems to be popular and there's loads of tutorials for building one on the web. I bought the parts and am thinking of the adapter and ...
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How to capture very low volume sounds?

A while ago I was surfing some nerdy geeky website and found that a company had designed that mic that could capture really low volume sounds like the sound emitted by the filaments of a light bulb ...
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Can you suggest a good contact mic for sound design? (average cost of proposal would be much appreciated)

I would like to try some ideas for some really wierd sounds and I think a good contact mic would give me better results at that! Also I would like to ask if you think its a good idea to plug this ...