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Re: Building your own binaural mics ~ $20
« Reply #60 on: September 04, 2008, 10:06:23 PM »
any good low costs cards caps out there?

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Re: Building your own binaural mics ~ $20
« Reply #61 on: September 05, 2008, 12:17:27 AM »
any good low costs cards caps out there?
(good sounding) cardioid caps are *much* harder to construct.

In the small size, my favourite are the Sennheiser MKE40.  These don't have great bass response, but the mids are just beautiful.  Clear and detailed.  I've got some clips at http://Soundmann.com.  They remind me a bit of the Neumann KM184 sound.  Not transparent, but very nice and clear.

I'm not using cards much nowadays though.  Since I have great access at most (local) venues, I'm just using omnis... as close as I can get them.

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Sample recordings at: http://www.soundmann.com.

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Re: Building your own binaural mics ~ $20
« Reply #62 on: September 08, 2008, 06:49:18 PM »
They sound even better with the UA-5s pre and ADC

http://www.archive.org/details/aod2008-09-06.Panasonic_WM61A_Omnis_UA5

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Re: Building your own binaural mics ~ $20
« Reply #63 on: October 25, 2008, 07:17:54 PM »
anyone know where you can find polar charts for the Panasonic caps? I want to compare them to my new C3s to guess how the omni setting would work at a local venue.

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Re: Building your own binaural mics ~ $20
« Reply #64 on: October 25, 2008, 11:27:20 PM »
anyone know where you can find polar charts for the Panasonic caps? I want to compare them to my new C3s to guess how the omni setting would work at a local venue.

I don't have a chart handy, but WM61A is VERY omni.  It's a true pressure omni rather than an "electrical" omni as in the C3 (which derives its omni from back-to-back cardioids).  You don't see a significant drop in directional response until above 10kHz.
Lacking allot of technical knowledge, that was my gut feeling.  That's what I like about the 61s very omnish 

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Re: Building your own binaural mics ~ $20
« Reply #66 on: November 16, 2008, 04:20:03 PM »
Listened to some recordings I made with them on a very pricey Stereo, sounded a tad boring. I think a W-mod something would help them. Thoughts?

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Re: Building your own binaural mics ~ $20
« Reply #67 on: January 25, 2009, 04:40:03 PM »
I ran onstage with these last night and I even mic'd a guitar amp

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Re: Building your own binaural mics ~ $20
« Reply #68 on: January 27, 2009, 09:37:03 PM »
I recorded for a couple years with DIY Panasonic mics, with the SPL mod, mounted in Croakies and a hat. Got some respectable recordings, but my CA-11's (in Croakies) are noticeably better.

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Re: Building your own binaural mics ~ $20
« Reply #69 on: January 27, 2009, 10:10:34 PM »
I ran onstage with these last night and I even mic'd a guitar amp

Example recordings?  ::)
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Re: Building your own binaural mics ~ $20
« Reply #70 on: January 27, 2009, 11:04:48 PM »
I ran onstage with these last night and I even mic'd a guitar amp

Example recordings?  ::)
I was in a jam, I will post it latter

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Re: Building your own binaural mics ~ $20
« Reply #71 on: January 28, 2009, 02:18:23 AM »
I recorded for a couple years with DIY Panasonic mics, with the SPL mod, mounted in Croakies and a hat. Got some respectable recordings, but my CA-11's (in Croakies) are noticeably better.
On my website (http://Soundmann.com) I've got some self-made WM61a recordings (with Linkwitz, similar to 4.7k mod).  The sound is very good for starter gear.  That's what started me in this crazy game.

  Richard
Please DO NOT mail me with tech questions.  I will try to answer in the forums when I get a chance.  Thanks.

Sample recordings at: http://www.soundmann.com.

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Re: Building your own binaural mics ~ $20
« Reply #72 on: June 03, 2009, 12:19:02 PM »
I thought I would bump this up, I just got some Radio Shack microphone elements with the wires running out. I looked around here, but did not find any information, or pictures illustrating how to soldier this in with a headphone wire. I've never done anything like this, but it looked like a neat project and I'd like to give it a go. Can anybody provide any tips or pointers?

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Re: Building your own binaural mics ~ $20
« Reply #73 on: May 10, 2018, 04:04:02 PM »
Zombie bump.

Is this something that could be done as a starter soldering project?
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Re: Building your own binaural mics ~ $20
« Reply #74 on: May 11, 2018, 12:36:44 AM »
Sure.

The only issue here are these headphone wires are very fine, so check out some YouTube tutorials on working with them...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WlRyQe-O5ME

PS: I am still using the binaurals I made in this tutorial, so they proved robust. I upgraded my recorder a few times tho ;)


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