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Homemade Microphone?
« on: April 04, 2015, 05:56:36 AM »
Is there anyone here who has had any experience making their own microphone? I've made my own pop filter before but in comparison to a microphone that's pretty simplistic. Wondering if there are some tips or tricks to make this easier or if it's going to be a tedious but fulfilling piece of work?

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Re: Homemade Microphone?
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2015, 01:52:16 AM »
I don't even know where to start. Have you tried Google to see if it is even possible? I would assume just buying a microphone would be cheaper and save time. A pop filter is easy to make, not reason to buy one unless you have the money and you don't care.

Re: Homemade Microphone?
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2015, 06:12:34 PM »
It's definitely possible. I'm just curious if anyone has ever tried. I know it would be ten times easier just to buy one but I wanted to have that fulfilling feeling you get when creating something you'll get a lot of use out of.

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« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2015, 03:02:20 AM »
I haven't tried working on a homemade microphone. But the ideas here are making me want to experiment.

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Re: Homemade Microphone?
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2015, 01:06:49 PM »
Depending on your definition of homemade, there are lots of kits out there for people wanting to build their own clones of famous and expensive mics. If you already have the skills to build one, getting a kit might teach you what you need to know to design your own microphones. DIY kits are a great tool to get good gear on a budget if you're willing to put in the time and work.

If you're just wanting to build a microphone from scratch without a kit, I can't be much help. I'm sure there are resources out there for the DIYer. I just wonder if you'll be able to beat the cost efficiency of a kit with this method.

Re: Homemade Microphone?
« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2015, 05:45:54 PM »
Is that even possible? Wow. The things people do these days. Keep us posted if you made it and how did it go.

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Re: Homemade Microphone?
« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2015, 02:45:19 AM »
Haha yes, there's a lot of things you can own homemade. Apparently, even microphones.