FM Transmitter Experiments

I have often worked on projects requiring short-range high quality wireless audio. Bluetooth is an obvious choice these days, but it has some problems outlined here. The ubiquity and decent quality of FM radios makes FM transmission an attractive choice,…

Fun With Induction

I’ve been playing with a pair of DIY inductive pickups recently, listening to the electromagnetic emissions of everyday objects. More info (and pix/sounds): Inductive Pickup Experiments….

UnionDocs Workshop: Creative Field Recording 2020

…as we contribute our own gestures back into the network of sounding subjects through domains like radio, sound art, music, and film. This workshop features listening sessions, hands-on recording demonstrations, introductions to novel sensors like contact microphones and hydrophones, and…

Primo EM172 binaurals (finished)

Low-Noise Binaural Mics (Primo EM172)

…built-in, so it behaves just like the trusty old Panasonic WM-61a (except not noisy!) Mike has a fantastic blog featuring extensive mic-building experiments with sound clips, explanations, and measurements. I called Primo and got 10 reasonably-matched capsules for $6 USD…

Inductive Pickup Experiments

The contemporary world produces a sea of electromagnetic (radio) noise. Most electronic devices emit radio byproducts as they operate – especially motors and microprocessors. A small fraction of these emissions occur at frequencies that we could hear if we could…

Below The East River

https://www.zachpoff.com/site/wp-content/uploads/ZLP-Pier6-hydro-test-trainsboats.mp3 I’m often surprised by the sounds that emerge from the water and what they can tell us. This winter I lowered an experimental hydrophone from Pier 6 in Brooklyn, hoping to record the drones of passing ships. (Each engine…

The Sun Dialogs at Brooklyn Bridge Park

…the sounds of the deep that they’ve been recording with their new hydrophone array! From the press release: By invitation of The Norwegian Consulate General in New York, Radio Hopes and Dreams and Wave Farm are pleased to present The…