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If you want to record or amplify the sound vibraitons from a surface, you can use a piezo element as a contact mic.
 
If you want to record or amplify the sound vibraitons from a surface, you can use a piezo element as a contact mic.
  
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However, do not hook them up directly to other audio equipment!
 
However, do not hook them up directly to other audio equipment!

Revision as of 12:12, 30 June 2015

If you want to record or amplify the sound vibraitons from a surface, you can use a piezo element as a contact mic.

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However, do not hook them up directly to other audio equipment! There can be harmful high voltage spikes.

A simple and o.k. preamp to use is this one from collins lab