Mikrophonie + Field Kit

from Mikrophonie Demo by Tripping on Wires

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    Mikrophonie is a microphone preamp with a piezo contact mic built into the panel.

    Music Thing Modular's Mikrophonie (musicthing.co.uk/pages/mikrophonie.html) has been generously released as open hardware and these PCBs have been manufactured directly from the files provided (note, the is the old design, not the black and gold one on the link). It's a fairly simple build and therefore an ideal starter module for DIY. We will assemble and build the complete module, mount the panel, and affix the piezo contact mic. We'll also make a DIY power connector and test that it works properly before you leave.

    It needs a Eurorack power supply (+/- 12V) and I'd recommend mounting it in a case. Check out our FC Power workshop if you want to build a power module from scratch.

    All materials, tools, and equipment will be provided. The workshop will last approx 3 hours.

    The studio is on the 3rd floor and only accessible via stairs.

    Participants will be limited to 3 so as to maintain social distance. Whilst most Covid restrictions are expected to be lifted by then I'd prefer smaller groups. Covid safety measure will be in place including contact tracing, ventilation, social distancing, hand washing, and cleaning.

    Due to the ever-changing nature of life these days, workshops are fully refundable. Basically, if things get shut down again or me/anyone has to cancel due to illness or symptoms you will simply be refunded. If it's feasible to reschedule and you wish to then I'm happy to accommodate. I will be outlaying money on materials so please don't cancel unnecessarily but everyone's health is more important so do what you've got to do.
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  • Mikrophonie is a microphone preamp with a piezo contact mic built into the panel. It has some pretty high-gain chops so you can pretty loud and feedbacky if wanted.

    Here's some footage by Leafcutter John of it in action - www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQ_bLAqGKEA

    This is the old style panel design taken directly from the Music Thing Modular website (it's an open hardware project - musicthing.co.uk/music-thing-mikrophonie-contact-mic-module-documentation/).

    It has a built-in contact mic and a mic input for using an external contact mic (3.5mm jack). A hand-built external contact mic is also included, along with a power ribbon cable.

    If you fancy soldering one yourself (and saving some money in the process) there's also a kit available with all of the parts (including external contact mic and power cable). Build instructions are available online but I'm happy to answer questions and offer guidance if needed. the kit is on a different listing.
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  • Mikrophonie is a microphone preamp with a piezo contact mic built into the panel. It has some pretty high-gain chops so you can pretty loud and feedbacky if wanted.

    Here's some footage by Leafcutter John of it in action - www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQ_bLAqGKEA

    If you fancy soldering one yourself (and saving some money in the process) this is the kit version with all of the parts (including power cable). Build instructions are available online but I'm happy to answer questions and offer guidance if needed. the kit is on a different listing.

    This is the old style panel design taken directly from the Music Thing Modular website (it's an open hardware project - musicthing.co.uk/music-thing-mikrophonie-contact-mic-module-documentation/).
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Here a Mikrophonie is used with a Koma Field Kit controlling the radio interface and a DC motor. The DC motor has a short length of chain attached which spins in contact with a spring that has a contact microphone attached. In this demo, I use the Mikrophonies panel-mounted contact mic at first and then plug the external mic in creating a feedback path.

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from Mikrophonie Demo, released June 16, 2021

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Tripping on Wires is a home for DIY Audio Electronics. Specialising in Contact Microphones, Miniature Vibration Speakers, and experimental circuit builds.

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