I’ve been meaning to do this for a while- I finally bought some piezo microphones and wired them up inside a Kalimba I bought on eBay. An hour of soldering leads to true stereo pickups that show up best when listened on headphones (and with a little distortion):
Electric Kalimba Test 1, processed by codasound
Extra thanks to fellow media blogger Blake Allen for the workspace, tools, and photo!
Next Up: live looping with this thing…
We now live in an era saturated with Web 2.0 applications, where it seems nothing simply resides on our lonely little hard drives at home sitting in dusty towers.
If you haven’t checked it out, Soundcloud is an amazing way to solve the music/mix sharing conundrum. Before its launch, people have had few attractive options short of hiring a programmer for the purposes of putting together something that would work in only one form, in one place. Fast-forward to 2010:
Enjoy a Coda DJ Mix, courtesy of Soundcloud