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DIY Omni-mic (Compensation involved)

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DonnyTen

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Hi! Thank Goodness for Google! I think this is an appropriate place for my concern to be expressed. I'm Donny!

I was browsing the net some time go on tutorials on how to build a condenser and this link caught my attention.

http://www.prosoundweb.com/recording/tapeop/buildmic/buildmic_16_1.shtml

However, the diagrams are a little ambiguous to me, i have no electronics experience, but i would love to be able to build the mic described in that link. I don't know many people who do this kinda stuff where i live ( the few I've contacted said they were too busy- I'm desperate)

My idea is that, I'm willing to compensate anyone of you who can make a video putting this thing together. The parts are easy to obtain so that shouldn't be a concern to any of you

Please let me know!

Thanks!
 
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KMoffett

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Bad Link!

Ken
 

Nigel Goodwin

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I must say I don't see what the article is really about?, it claims to be making a 'condensor mike' but all it does is wire a simple electret mike (rather crudely) to an XLR.

There's no electronics involved in it really, just soldering a couple of wires.
 

mneary

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The mic is still shown in the Digikey catalog, but as non-stock. Minimum order 1k. Good luck getting one.

Fortunately there are other articles featuring current models of electret capsules, and also showing how to properly use phantom power.
 

DonnyTen

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Thanks!!!!

Don't forget the grilled cheese sandwiches and the 'tater dip.:p


Edit: You're back witha link. Thanks!
 
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Blueteeth

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hey there,

The diagrams/circuit may seem simple but those little panasonic mics are a wonder.... I've used them for recording acoustic guitar, piano, cello and they have such a flat response its silly for the price really... google 'linkwitz mod' for how to improve its handling of higher SPL (volume).

When you become a little more electronics savy you might want to add a small preamp inside the mic enclosure, as close to the mic element as possible, better SNR for longer calbes.

Digikey, Farnell, Mouser, supply the panasonic mic elements...although I think the WM-66A is discontinued. Plenty of alternative ones though, both omni, and uni directional.

Good luck, and happy recording,

Blueteeth
 
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