Contact microphone sound test

posted 28 Sep 11

This is the first prototype of a tin can with a contact mic attached. The audio is water dripping from a irrigation drip emitter into the can.

The sound it produces reminds me of the very low frequency (VLF)  radio atmospheric signals (sferics) "tweeks". Tweeks are produced when sferics from a storm travels thousands of kilometers by boucing off the ionosphere. The sferics produce tweeks when the low frequencies travel slower than the faster frequencies causing a slight offset in time. Some examples of tweeks can be heard here at

Contact mic tin can by veryphatic

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