JANUARY 14, 2014
Let's make a simple device to record your music!
A pickup is an electric device which can help you to record your musical instruments. It is connected to your instrument and a recording device like amplifier or computer. It translates the sound into electrical signals. There are a lot of such devices available in market, but here, let’s make a simple and cheap pickup that you can make on your own and will work beautifully !
We will make a Piezoelectric Pickup (learn more), which simply converts the musical vibration into electrical signals. It is simplest of all kinds. So we won’t need much things. These following stuffs are very close to home and can be bought from any local stationary or electronic shop.
That’s all you need ! Buzzer has a slim disc called as piezo disc or piezo transducer. You can either buy buzzer or piezo disc as they both are same. You just have to open the buzzer and take out the piezo from it. It might have some circuit in it but its useless. (at least for me)
I got all above in $1 !!!
We will connect all the things in such a way that the mic and the piezos can be treated separately so that if you are using mic to record your voice, your vocals and the music will be kept separated.
Use this Diagram for Help…
After connecting these, your pickup is ready.
My final product looks something like this, which I made with the help of my grandfather :
This is a fun to make project which you will like playing with. Thanks for reading this. If you like this, please share !