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…
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