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May 28, 2009

The Stethosphone

The Stethosphone is an “alternative” miking tool built using a couple of electret mic capsules mounted inside a cheap stethoscope. This instrument is very useful in order to experiment with surface recording from any object and it is good even as new way to record instruments such as guitars, drums and so on.

Recording a Reaktor session with the Stethosphone through a Sony PCM D50 recorder

Recording a Reaktor session with the Stethosphone through a Sony PCM D50 recorder

The following examples are Stethosphone recordings processed in Ableton Live with resonators, reverbs and delays.

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First two recordings captured from my Sony Vaio surface. Source materials are fans and hard disk noises. The recordings have been processed in Ableton Live.

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Vocal recording at low pitch, throat singing alike. The material has been processed in Ableton Live.

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Reaktor session recorded pointing the Stethosphone few millimeters over the laptop speaker and, then, processing it via Ableton Live.

External links:
The Stethosphone on Behance Network
Gearwire interview about the Stethosphone