I was thinking about buying a contact microphone. After some research I found a lot of recommendations for the Barcus Berry products. Though, they’re kind of expensive, and there are no shops in Russia which sell them. So, I thought about an available alternative from AKG – the C411PP model.
Did anyone work with this microphone for sound design purposes? I would like to hear your opinions and, if possible, listen to your recordings.
Best regards, Serge.
I just started experimenting with building my own contact mics. I intend to build a few with various methods of attachment such as blue tack ,a magnet, and also waterproofed one (dipped in plastic?) for putting under water.
My first trial has a raw piezo element attached to a kitchen mixing bowl which I tapped on with my fingers. The signal goes into an Ultrasound DI Plus box and then into my RME audio interface. The audio was processed with saturation and taken through Valhalla Shimmer because it’s a designed sound.
There will be more as I continue to experiment
I have not worked with the Barcus Berry Products nor the AKG.
I know it’s not a contact microphone but I like to use the Aquarian Hyrdrophone H2a. It’s a great hyrdrophone but it can also be used as a contact microphone. I think the cable is Microphonic. http://www.aquarianaudio.com/h2a-xlr-hydrophone.html