Monthly Archives: April 2023

Unlock the Magic of Ambient Modular Synthesis

Ambient music has the power to transport listeners to otherworldly realms and evoke deep emotions, often without the constraints of traditional song structures or melodies. In recent years, modular synthesizers have become an increasingly popular tool for creating these sonic landscapes, offering unparalleled flexibility and a vast array of sonic possibilities. In this blog post, […]

Creative Applications of Contact Microphones in Sound Design and Music Production

Capturing Unique Sounds for Sound Design Contact microphones open up a world of unique and unconventional sounds that can be used to create truly distinctive soundscapes in your projects. By attaching a contact mic to various objects and materials, you can capture their resonant frequencies and textures, from the delicate tapping of water droplets on […]

Building Your Own DIY Contact Microphone: A Step-by-Step Guide

Selecting the Right Piezo Transducer Before you start building your DIY contact microphone, you’ll need to select the right piezo transducer for your project. As mentioned in our previous blog post, there are various types of piezo transducers available, such as ceramic disks, piezo films, and piezo bars and rods. For most DIY projects, ceramic […]

Introduction to Piezo Transducers: The Basics of Contact Microphones

Introduction to Piezo Transducers and Contact Mics Piezo transducers, also known as contact microphones, are an essential tool for sound designers, musicians, and audio enthusiasts. These versatile devices capture sound by directly sensing vibrations in the objects they’re attached to, rather than relying on air pressure like traditional microphones. In this blog post, we’ll explore […]

Unleashing the Potential of Your DIY Parabolic Microphone: Creative and Practical Applications

Introduction to Parabolic Microphone Applications In the previous blog posts of this series, we’ve covered the basics of parabolic microphones and guided you through the process of building your own. Now it’s time to explore the many creative and practical applications for your DIY parabolic microphone. From capturing the sounds of nature to enhancing audio […]

Building Your Own Parabolic Microphone: A Step-by-Step Guide

Introduction to DIY Parabolic Microphone Construction In the first blog post of this series, we explored the basics of parabolic microphones and their various applications. Now, it’s time to dive into the exciting world of DIY parabolic microphone construction. In this step-by-step guide, we’ll walk you through the process of building your very own parabolic […]

An Introduction to DIY Parabolic Microphones: Understanding the Basics

Introduction to Parabolic Microphones Parabolic microphones are highly directional audio recording devices that offer excellent sound quality and focused pickup patterns. Ideal for capturing distant sounds or isolating specific audio sources, parabolic microphones have long been a favorite tool among wildlife recordists, sports broadcasters, and sound designers. In this blog post, we’ll explore the basics […]

Advanced Audio Hacking: Circuit Bending and Beyond

Introduction to Advanced Audio Hacking So far, we’ve explored the basics of audio hacking and examined some creative examples of repurposed everyday objects. Now, it’s time to delve into the world of advanced audio hacking, where we’ll dive into the fascinating realm of circuit bending and other cutting-edge techniques to create unique soundscapes. Circuit Bending […]

Creative Soundscapes: 5 Everyday Objects Turned into Unique Audio Instruments

Introduction to Creative Soundscapes In our previous blog post, we introduced you to the world of audio hacking and the basics of repurposing everyday objects for sound creations. Now, it’s time to take a closer look at some fascinating examples of audio hacking in action. In this post, we’ll explore five everyday objects that have […]

Audio Hacking 101: An Introduction to Repurposing Everyday Objects for Sound Creations

Introduction to Audio Hacking Have you ever listened to the hum of a refrigerator, the rhythmic tapping of raindrops, or the creaking of a rusty door hinge and thought, “I could make music with that?” Welcome to the world of audio hacking! Audio hacking is all about exploring unconventional sound sources and transforming everyday objects […]