MUFF WIGGLER Forum Index
 FAQ & Terms of UseFAQ & Terms Of Use   Wiggler RadioMW Radio   Muff Wiggler TwitterTwitter   Support the site @ PatreonPatreon 
 SearchSearch   RegisterSign up   Log inLog in 
WIGGLING 'LITE' IN GUEST MODE

Contact Mics and the Easel Pre Amp / Envelope Detector
MUFF WIGGLER Forum Index -> Buchla, EMS & Serge  
Author Contact Mics and the Easel Pre Amp / Envelope Detector
Ginko
Has anyone tried this? Contact mics are specifically mentioned in the Allen Strange manual - but I can't find any examples of people using as an input - or anything else for that matter. Would like to hear what you are doing - I will try some stuff soon once I have a workaround for the 3.58mm socket!!
vgermuse
I use a little $10 Korg contact mic and it works great.
In this example the contact miced waterphone is going into a looper then processed through the Easel.
Ginko
vgermuse wrote:
I use a little $10 Korg contact mic and it works great.
In this example the contact miced waterphone is going into a looper then processed through the Easel.


Lovely work! The waterphone is such an enchanting instrument - a student in Newport, South Wales made one a couple of years ago.
vgermuse
Just dashed off this more specific demo/tutorial for you w00t

https://www.dropbox.com/s/qs3oyw6u6dy6wy3/easel%20contact%20mic.MOV?dl =0

Enjoy!
Todd
@green
I use a Koma Elektronik Field Kit before the preamp. Takes some the strain off of the circuit. The field kit also provides a cv radio, a dc output for driving motors, fans, solenoids etc. and has a sensor interface for using temperature sensors or light sensors to generate cv’s. If you pair this with a Synovatron CVGT1 (or two), you’ve got a music concrete workstation.

https://koma-elektronik.com/?product=field-kit

http://synovatron.blogspot.com/2018/08/new-modules-and-kits-from-synov atron.html?m=1
Ginko
vgermuse wrote:
Just dashed off this more specific demo/tutorial for you w00t

https://www.dropbox.com/s/qs3oyw6u6dy6wy3/easel%20contact%20mic.MOV?dl =0

Enjoy!
Todd


AWESOME!

Thanks for the recommendations as well @green. A dedicated pre-amp for contact mics is always a good idea, I wasn't sure if the input was already suitable based on the comments in the manual - It is not too hard to make a basic pre-amp anyway.
vgermuse
Glad it was of use. And I just used the onboard preamp on the Easel which has 3 settings. I can usually dial in any input via that input. That said, I guess some audio signals might be too low to need another, external preamp.
Happy exploring!
captnapalm
I've even just used a piezo.
cornwallradiophonic
everyone needs contact mics , love that waterphone
vgermuse
Here’s my off the cuff contact mic directly into the Easel’s Aux In video from
the link in my earlier post:

MUFF WIGGLER Forum Index -> Buchla, EMS & Serge  
Page 1 of 1
Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group