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Re: Building your own binaural mics ~ $20
« Reply #15 on: December 11, 2007, 02:42:47 PM »
well done.

now, if you want to do a full knock off...mount them in a hacked .22 caliber shell.
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Re: Building your own binaural mics ~ $20
« Reply #16 on: December 12, 2007, 08:38:14 AM »
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Re: Building your own binaural mics ~ $20
« Reply #17 on: December 12, 2007, 09:04:04 AM »
i know nothing about building mics though....
outside of wiring up panasonic capsules.
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Re: Building your own binaural mics ~ $20
« Reply #18 on: December 12, 2007, 09:12:00 AM »
well done.

now, if you want to do a full knock off...mount them in a hacked .22 caliber shell.
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Actually its a .25 :)
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« Reply #19 on: December 12, 2007, 09:17:29 AM »
When you guys get really good with the old soldering iron you can do my mod to the Panasonic capsule to increase the Max spl. here is a photo That is a 4.7k resistor between the capsule ground and the ground pad on the capsule.

The trace between the two must be cut then the resistor is soldered into place, you then connect your ground wire to the ground side of the resistor and away you go :)

Now You can now enjoy much louder shows distortion free. And its not to difficult to do. I use a 1% metal film 1/8th watt resistor then epoxy the wire onto this and use a brass tube to encase the capsule.
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Re: Building your own binaural mics ~ $20
« Reply #20 on: December 12, 2007, 09:28:02 AM »
nice soft hands you got there Chris.
lots of lotion, i take it?
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« Reply #21 on: December 12, 2007, 09:43:38 AM »
nice soft hands you got there Chris.
lots of lotion, i take it?
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Re: Building your own binaural mics ~ $20
« Reply #22 on: December 13, 2007, 11:09:20 AM »
How do the Primo caps compare to the Panasonic's?  I have a lingering project I want to play around with someday, basically a reverse heaing aid for overly loud concerts that would double as in-ear phones for recording monitoring.  I'd mount the caps on the in-ears.
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Re: Building your own binaural mics ~ $20
« Reply #23 on: December 13, 2007, 01:33:01 PM »
How do the Primo caps compare to the Panasonic's?  I have a lingering project I want to play around with someday, basically a reverse heaing aid for overly loud concerts that would double as in-ear phones for recording monitoring.  I'd mount the caps on the in-ears.

I've experimented with this.  I've got a set of Westone in-ear monitors (molded earpiece).  I run my "hat mics" into the Edirol R09, then headphone out drives the Westones.  If I want to get really geeky I put on ear muffs (to block all outside sound).  Yes, this works, but in the end I just wear Etymotic -25dB earplugs or, if really loud, just solid (molded) earplugs (-30dB or more attenuation).  I don't really need to listen to what is going on, since my hat mics are in about the same place as my ears.

Monitoring is a big problem in general, though.  Even for FOH (sound) guys, I imagine.  The problem is the signal to noise ratio is too low to monitor in the venue.  You really need a sound booth or a back room of some kind.

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Re: Building your own binaural mics ~ $20
« Reply #24 on: December 13, 2007, 05:24:33 PM »
Yeah, I sometimes put on earmuffs on over my etymotics to do the same thing.. and yes it does feel dweebish.

I think a new thread is in order, maybe I can rope in some other sources of DIY brain power to put some more thinkin' on this.

http://taperssection.com/index.php/topic,95631.msg1273697.html#msg1273697

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Re: Building your own binaural mics ~ $20
« Reply #25 on: August 07, 2008, 06:55:17 PM »
I am just bumping this thread as I now have quite a few field recordings up using these at www.freesound.org

To hear example field recordings from these microphones type in "wm61-a" into the search engine at freesound -

http://www.freesound.org/searchText.php

Note: To download the original recordings (high quality) you will need to create an account.

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Re: Building your own binaural mics ~ $20
« Reply #26 on: August 07, 2008, 07:27:21 PM »
contact Lori Rodriguez at Primomic - contact info below
she was very very helpful
hope this helps!
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Primo contact info:
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Re: Building your own binaural mics ~ $20
« Reply #27 on: August 08, 2008, 02:15:20 PM »
contact Lori Rodriguez at Primomic - contact info below
she was very very helpful
hope this helps!
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« Reply #28 on: August 08, 2008, 02:27:20 PM »
I also have stock of primo mic capsules. I would be glad to sell some to any diy person that might need some in small quantities.

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Re: Building your own binaural mics ~ $20
« Reply #29 on: August 08, 2008, 02:32:25 PM »
@Chris
which Primo caps do you stock?
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