has a tutorial for a basic one. We’ve been kicking around hydrone ideas for a while. There was talk of trying to work with a few. While doing my normal scan of citizen science projects out on the net, I came across a simplistic hydrophone for whale sounds. While I know. For a bigger DIY submarine project, we decided to use a DIY hydrophone instead of a classic microphone or the microphone integrated in a.

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It had to be compact and watertight.

Most importantly, water must not be able to enter the body of the microphone. If you have a mono input on your recorder than you can simply hudrophone one piezo. Leave a comment Cancel reply Your email address will not be published.

Then, we took the cover plate of the box and we made a little hole in the center of it to pass the cable. Before you move on, test the piezo to make sure it works. About 20m from the shore. The lid of the film canister needs to have a hole punched in it to allow the audio cable to pass through. Epoxy is great but its toxic so be sure to work in a well ventilated space.

Hopefully that helps you out. We tried our hydrophone in water to see if it was well sealed. Besides this you will need a soldering iron and some solder to connect the cable to the plug and piezos.

Sounds of motor boats in the Daugava river: Of course, we tried a sound test in the water as well. Sound of the sea from Rhode Island Office of the Marine: Then carefully slide the smaller foot into the larger one until the two are firmly sealed together. Tried adding cotton wool as a baffle but still get resonance. We killed two birds with one stone: A small collection of binaural field recordings made on a visit to Istanbul Turkey.


A few weeks ago I was talking to Dave Burraston about hdrophone and he gydrophone encouraged me to start building my own — specifically, hydrophones. Original pair of hydrophones I decided to build but then lost after hearing some good recordings and discussing with others their experiences. What recording device did you use to line into? Better insulated cable should improve things, especially if you can earth the signal somewhere.

DIY hydrophones

We choose to use piezos thanks to their faculties to catch vibrations. This site uses cookies. T-PODS for recording dolphin and porpoise cliks.

Below are two recording samples I made recently. Ideas of sound and its signification are key elements in Louth-Robins’ hydrophome, traversing the space between the visual and aural his sound art is realised through the mediums of recordings, installation and performance.

The concept of sound is vibration, so a piezo seemed to be a perfect option. Telephone condenser microphone, with built in pre-amp, covered in rubber to keep water out. If it does the solder connection at the piezos may short and you will not get hydtophone signal.

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LikeBe the first to like this. He is interested in sound and its associative implications – including its relationship to objects, technology, urban space and the natural world.

One of them hyrrophone this AMD candy box and it was the perfect size for our piezo, so we decided to make another hydrophone.

Thanks to Chris Watson for the inspiration! Since Louth-Robins has performed and exhibited work in Australia and internationally as a solo artist, whilst occasionally collaborating with visual artists, musicians and performers.


The material list is as follows: Skip to content A few weeks ago I was talking to Dave Burraston about microphones and he strongly duy me to start building my own — specifically, hydrophones. Our choice stopped on a Tarama Box. Following my discussion with Dave I knocked out a couple of inexpensive hydrophones and took them down south on a roadtrip down to Milang, South Nydrophone earlier this month. Info on how to build the above DIY hydrophone local copy and suitable preamplifier local copy.

This entry was posted […]. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here You are commenting using your Facebook account. It shouldn’t work that well but it gives good results. We repeated the xiy process just like for the first prototype. I haven’t tried this one. I got a Tascam DR to line-in my contact mics, but I get too much buzzing interference. Kate’s Words A dy every Wednesday.

Hydrophone Sound Recordings

Lead weight underneath to counteract buoyancy. To make the box of the hydrophone, we had to find the perfect one. Your email address will not be published.

There are several design plans offered on the web. And here is the final result! The first question most people will have is, why am I trying to make a stereo contact mic? By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use.