Recording spade sounds with contact mics

27Jul10

This week I’ve been making some more recordings, including recording the sound of the spade as I’m digging using contact mics.

spade with contact mics

The contact mics are attached to the spade with silver gaffer tape. This first set up worked ok at first but the jolting of the digging movements caused problems with the recorder, so I taped it to my arm:

spade with contact mics

Here’s a clip of the recording:

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