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Definition of the noun contact microphone
What does contact microphone mean as a name of something?
- a microphone designed to be used in contact with a source of sound (or with a resonating surface)
- lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
- synonym of contact microphone: contact mike
- more generic words: mic / microphone / mike = device for converting sound waves into electrical energy
- more specific terms: spike microphone / spike mike = a contact microphone for listening through walls
Contact microphone: A contact microphone, otherwise known as a pickup or a piezo, is a form of microphone designed to sense audio vibrations through solid objects. Unlike normal air microphones, contact mics are almost completely insensitive to air vibrations but transduce only structure-borne sound. Often used as acoustic leakage probes, they also enjoy wide usage by noise music artists experimenting with sound. Plain contact microphones are passive and high-impedance and this can cause them to sound 'tinny' unless used with a matching preamp.
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The Audio Dictionary (2011)
Third Edition, Revised and Expanded by Glenn D. White, Gary J. Louie
Contact Microphone Strictly speaking, a contact microphone is not a microphone at all, but is a vibration transducer that generates an electric signal proportional to the vibration of the surface to which it is applied. Such a device can be used as ...
by Moshe Moshkovitz
Graphics are immediately translated by a video contact microphone card installed inside the computer into a video ...
by Martin Uren
contact microphone: A microphone designed to respond to sound vibrations transmitted other than through air. contact printing: Still or motion picture printing in ...
by Rudolf F. Graf
by Bruno Nettl, Ruth M. Stone, James Porter, Timothy Rice
Many players use a contact microphone; others rely on normal microphones. Today's primary exponent of the gottuv adya m, a fretless "slide" vina with sympathetic strings, is Ravikiran, initially from Karnataka but raised in Madras, who ...
Dictionary of Physics (2016)
by Palgrave Macmillan Ltd
carbon microphone, carbon-particle microphone, contact microphone, D- microphone invented by Hughes in 1878 which makes use of the dependence of the contact resistance between particles of carbon on the compressing force. The force ...
by Christopher G. Morris, Academic Press
contact microphone Acoustical Engineering, a microphone designed to pick up sound vibrations from a solid material, such as the sounding board of ...
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