A4 Print edition - Contingent Piezo Preamp - Paper Circuit and Manual

from Tripping on Wires

Book/Magazine + Digital Album

This project can be used as a blueprint for making simple preamplifiers for contact mic's (or other stuff). It's put together to allow you to experiment and find unexpected joys.

If you want something that definitely works well, there are simple recipes to follow. If you want to stray off of the map, you can substitute components and see where they lead you. The experimental approach won't always work but I've had surprising, non-linear, results that have been fun to work with.

The Contingent Piezo Preamp grew out of a research project. Whilst investigating common contact mic preamp circuits found online, I noticed a common pattern and wondered if I could design a kind of meta-schematic. I also mucked around when testing circuits and was surprised that many still worked even if I veered from the schematic values.

This is the result of those investigations. I can't guarantee the best preamp but half the fun is in trying new things ✌️??

Pricing is the minimum possible (plus p&p) or pay more if you can/want. You can download a pdf for free either bundled with this print edition or over on my portfolio website - mroystonward.com

The download bundled with this edition also includes 'The Sky Looks like a Mess' which was recorded using Contingent Piezo Preamps - thehouseorgan.bandcamp.com/album/the-sky-looks-like-a-mess

Includes unlimited streaming of Contingent Piezo Preamp - Paper Circuit and Manual via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

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