Recommend me a noisy microphone

Discussing gear, production, and ideas for making noise music. Enough JMJ, let's rock like Merzbow!

Moderators: lisa, Kent, Joe.

Post Reply
User avatar
Zerius
Wiggling with Experience
Posts: 289
Joined: Sun Nov 13, 2016 2:37 pm
Location: BZH

Recommend me a noisy microphone

Post by Zerius » Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:14 pm

I'm considering adding an FSS GRISTLEIZER pre amp module in my rack and I'm looking for a mic that would pair well with it.

Any recommandations?

User avatar
MindMachine
weekend warrior
Posts: 6573
Joined: Sun Aug 02, 2009 1:45 am
Location: Santa Susana Field Lab

Post by MindMachine » Sun Jun 23, 2019 12:27 am

How about a Copperphone?
FS: A-140-2 Dual VC ADSR, Erica VCA 2, SP-555 Sampler and more - CHEAP!!!
viewtopic.php?f=74&t=227738
WTT: my Mangler for your Rumour

User avatar
thetwlo
Super Deluxe Wiggler
Posts: 4760
Joined: Wed Apr 16, 2008 4:05 pm
Location: East Bay, CA US

Post by thetwlo » Sun Jun 23, 2019 12:35 am

MindMachine wrote:How about a Copperphone?
not sure it's important but yeah, that's about the only thing that came to mind, aside from old CB radio mics, which work very well since you need to hold down the button to talk, so feedback is manageable. You're gonna lose the sound characteristics of the mic anyway, so just get a $12 SM57 clone, they are great.
or...
https://www.ctrl-mod.com/collections/ve ... 20Sturgeon
https://www.perfectcircuit.com/crank-sturgeon

User avatar
Zerius
Wiggling with Experience
Posts: 289
Joined: Sun Nov 13, 2016 2:37 pm
Location: BZH

Post by Zerius » Sun Jun 23, 2019 8:27 am

I do like old cb radio mics but they lack of a jack output.
Any idea where I could fine one ?

User avatar
thetwlo
Super Deluxe Wiggler
Posts: 4760
Joined: Wed Apr 16, 2008 4:05 pm
Location: East Bay, CA US

Post by thetwlo » Sun Jun 23, 2019 1:39 pm

Zerius wrote:I do like old cb radio mics but they lack of a jack output.
Any idea where I could fine one ?
I have the Shure 414a it has an XLR. It's great! No idea how hard they are to find.

edit: Looks like the 414a is the Hi-Z and the 414b is the Lo-Z version.

User avatar
Astrolabe23
Wiggling with Experience
Posts: 457
Joined: Tue Oct 13, 2015 7:55 pm
Location: South Carolina

Post by Astrolabe23 » Sun Jun 23, 2019 3:52 pm

Many times old portable reel to reel recorders came will small microphones that can be used as "crap" mics. I pick them up at thrift stores on occasion for a few bucks. Often they have an obsolete type of plug on the end, but will usually work if you change it over to a 1/4 plug. Here are a few recent additions to my collection. I have not tested them yet. Left is AIWA DM-54 and right side is Sony F-25.

Image

User avatar
JimY
Common Wiggler
Posts: 236
Joined: Wed Nov 09, 2016 10:03 am
Location: Middle of Wales

Post by JimY » Wed Jun 26, 2019 4:03 pm

Speakers can be used as dynamic mics.

Old school telephone carbon granule type are good - needs a DC phantom power but that's just a battery, a resistor and a DC blocking cap.

Old dynamic mics I've found are usually too far gone with rotted diaphragms.

Those cheap plastic bodied mics that come with toy karaoke machines are often basic dynamic mic's with that bad public address sound.

User avatar
Infinity Curve
Super Deluxe Wiggler
Posts: 1105
Joined: Tue Jul 15, 2014 11:29 am
Location: Toronto Canada

Post by Infinity Curve » Thu Jun 27, 2019 8:42 am

https://x1l3.bigcartel.com/product/nihi ... hone-input

Done and done, he can even provide with the CB mic

It is awesome, yes you need one :sb:

User avatar
Yes Powder
Powder that makes you say "Yes"
Posts: 1293
Joined: Thu Sep 03, 2015 2:23 am
Location: Albany, New York
Contact:

Post by Yes Powder » Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:59 am

Crank Sturgeon makes some cheap lo-fi mics that connect using a jack. I own a Crank & Barrel microphone which I think was $30 when I got it.

I’ve also used my Dean Markley DM-3000 piezo pickup connected to the inside of a small glass yoghurt jar.

User avatar
MindMachine
weekend warrior
Posts: 6573
Joined: Sun Aug 02, 2009 1:45 am
Location: Santa Susana Field Lab

Post by MindMachine » Sat Jun 29, 2019 12:36 am

thetwlo wrote:
MindMachine wrote:How about a Copperphone?
not sure it's important but yeah, that's about the only thing that came to mind, aside from old CB radio mics, which work very well since you need to hold down the button to talk, so feedback is manageable. You're gonna lose the sound characteristics of the mic anyway, so just get a $12 SM57 clone, they are great.
or...
https://www.ctrl-mod.com/collections/ve ... 20Sturgeon
https://www.perfectcircuit.com/crank-sturgeon
Funny. I just scored a Shure 577B to use through a Pyle PA amp and an old drive in speaker. This will be my noise vocal set-up. Add various pedals to taste.

I just scored a Copperphone tonight. I hope to have it soon.Image
Last edited by MindMachine on Sat Jul 06, 2019 12:46 am, edited 1 time in total.
FS: A-140-2 Dual VC ADSR, Erica VCA 2, SP-555 Sampler and more - CHEAP!!!
viewtopic.php?f=74&t=227738
WTT: my Mangler for your Rumour

Cotgrave
Learning to Wiggle
Posts: 3
Joined: Mon Oct 02, 2017 2:00 pm

Post by Cotgrave » Tue Jul 02, 2019 11:57 am

Yes Powder wrote:Crank Sturgeon makes some cheap lo-fi mics that connect using a jack. I own a Crank & Barrel microphone which I think was $30 when I got it.
i came here to echo this. crank has great build quality and is an all around pleasant person.

User avatar
MindMachine
weekend warrior
Posts: 6573
Joined: Sun Aug 02, 2009 1:45 am
Location: Santa Susana Field Lab

Post by MindMachine » Sun Jul 07, 2019 2:05 am

For loud action just use one of these. Pure feedback fun and can sample quiet things: Amplified Listener.

FS: A-140-2 Dual VC ADSR, Erica VCA 2, SP-555 Sampler and more - CHEAP!!!
viewtopic.php?f=74&t=227738
WTT: my Mangler for your Rumour

JM Midnight
Common Wiggler
Posts: 87
Joined: Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:02 pm
Location: Wisconsin

Post by JM Midnight » Tue Jul 30, 2019 7:40 pm

Love my JMT Noisy Mic. It's a mic, it's noisy!

User avatar
MindMachine
weekend warrior
Posts: 6573
Joined: Sun Aug 02, 2009 1:45 am
Location: Santa Susana Field Lab

Post by MindMachine » Sun Aug 04, 2019 12:58 am

You can also use a cheap pair of headphones as a lo-fi microphone.
FS: A-140-2 Dual VC ADSR, Erica VCA 2, SP-555 Sampler and more - CHEAP!!!
viewtopic.php?f=74&t=227738
WTT: my Mangler for your Rumour

User avatar
nouuislo
Learning to Wiggle
Posts: 29
Joined: Thu Apr 18, 2013 7:55 am

Post by nouuislo » Sun Sep 15, 2019 4:23 pm

MindMachine wrote:You can also use a cheap pair of headphones as a lo-fi microphone.
Came here to say this! Depending on impedance it can be a challenge to get the input loud enough, but it definitely will not be clean ...

User avatar
EATyourGUITAR
has no life
Posts: 3863
Joined: Tue Aug 31, 2010 12:24 am
Location: Providence, RI, USA

Post by EATyourGUITAR » Sat Oct 12, 2019 4:31 pm

I say get anything. sm57 sm58. I wouldn't want to have a mic that is severely colored or band limited or distorted. you can do all that down the line with too much gain or adding EQ in the mixer. I never had any problems sounding lame through a sm58. I never needed a switch either. I do it all by covering the mic with my hands or in my arm pit to stop the feedback or to make slow changing envelopes. one time I used gloves on the top of the mic to low pass filter all the feedback.
WWW.EATYOURGUITAR.COM <---- MY DIY STUFF

K2000
Learning to Wiggle
Posts: 5
Joined: Wed Oct 09, 2019 3:23 pm

Post by K2000 » Sun Oct 13, 2019 1:44 am

I have the JMT Noisy Microphone. I bought mine used, IMO it's a bit overpriced when buying new. I do like mine, it's simpler than trying to figure out how to add a distortion pedal to your signal chain. Vocals are barely intelligible though, so if it's important that the lyrics or words are easy to understand, then I would look elsewhere.

Mine also has a slight 'thump' when it's activated, which can be worked around by simply singing or talking a split second before engaging the mic. If there's audio to transmit when the mic is engaged, the thump is not audible.

I also have had good results running cheap mics (Radio Shack etc) into a Rat, but it takes some fussing around to get the settings right, so that it's not constantly feeding back uncontrollably.

Post Reply

Return to “Synth Noise”