Build a microphone from scratch – my loose contact carbon microphone design soon available as a kit

I have posted about the first prototype of my carbon microphone some time ago. For those whom might have not seen it, I am re-creating a working microphone, based on the very first designs of sound transducers (or microphones for laid people), invented around the late 19th century. You can read about the principles of … Continue reading Build a microphone from scratch – my loose contact carbon microphone design soon available as a kit

A Perfectly Sad Day – a short animation Audio Post Production

A friend of mine recently made a traditional short animation by photographing every frame individually. I thought that would be a good exercise for me to practice a bit of sound design/ audio post-production. This is the second version of it (first one will never be seen...) All the sounds are from fresound.org and edited/ … Continue reading A Perfectly Sad Day – a short animation Audio Post Production

Make a record like it would be the 1800s – 1st prototype

The first electronic microphone was invented and patented during the second half of the 19th century. There were a few different, not the most practical solutions invented, before the loose contact carbon microphone was built by Emelie Berliner and David Edward Hughes. My idea is to re-create a working microphone in a kit form, using … Continue reading Make a record like it would be the 1800s – 1st prototype

Music From Outer Space – I have instantly improved the quality of my life by building the Alien Screamer and the Weird Sound Generator

I would love to be knowledgeable and skilled enough to be able to design sound synthesizers and audio gear from scratch. Well, I am not yet clever that much, but this does not diminish my enthusiasm for DIY electronics and sound creations! Luckily there is an abundance of very creative and skilled people out there, … Continue reading Music From Outer Space – I have instantly improved the quality of my life by building the Alien Screamer and the Weird Sound Generator

Basic 8 step sequencer – upgrade your Atari Punk Console

The sequencer is an (mostly) electronic device which triggers sounds in steps in a continuously repeating sequence. The origin of such a machine is dating back several hundreds of years, since music machines were constructed. The one which resembles most to the modern computer based sequencing softwares are the barrel organs which were using long … Continue reading Basic 8 step sequencer – upgrade your Atari Punk Console