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Re: Contact Microphones

Although not contact mics- I have enjoyed my tiny pair of binaural mics 
Core Sound- stereo and very nice- you will need to use a pre of some sort


-----Original Message-----
From: matt davignon <mattdavignon@hotmail.com>
To: Loopers-Delight@annihilist.com <Loopers-Delight@annihilist.com>
Date: Friday, April 21, 2000 2:18 PM
Subject: Re: Contact Microphones

>One thing about contact mics that I think warrants mentioning is that they
>can keep the resonating surface from resonating. You need to find a spot 
>the "instrument" where it will pick up the resonating sounds without
>interfering with them. This might be hard with wine glasses. I'm not sure
>how much of the sound would transfer to the base.
>Depending on your amplification setup, it might be better just to set up a
>few real microphones and isolate them from the speaker output.
>As far as contact mics go, I paid $80 a Dean Markley one once and thought
>blew pretty hard. It made everything sound boxy. I then found one called
>"The Cap" (shaped like a bottle cap) made by EPM in Canada and used it
>the sticky stuff would stick no more.
>Matt Davignon
>>From: Allan Hoeltje <ahoeltje@best.com>
>>Reply-To: Loopers-Delight@annihilist.com
>>To: Loopers-Delight <Loopers-Delight@annihilist.com>
>>Subject: Contact Microphones
>>Date: Fri, 21 Apr 2000 10:51:21 -0700
>>I am interested in looping acoustic sounds but don't know much about
>>microphones.  Specifically, I am really itching to set up a few wine
>>glasses on a resonating surface and sending the sound to my Mackie 1202,
>>FX, and EDP.  Can I use a contact mike like the kind used with acoustic
>>guitar?  What characteristics/specifications do I look for in such a
>>mike?  Will it need a pre-amp?  Brand names?  Prices?
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