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Home made PZM?

Discussion in 'Recording' started by pedalsteelman, Jul 4, 2007.

  1. Having looked closely at the design of my 'Realistic' PZM I was wondering if anyone had tried mounting a small diaphram mic very close to a large flat surface or plate to obtain the same effect.
    Why? Firstly you could swap different mics, and secondly all the sig/noise benefits.
    I imagine setting the distance from the plate might need some fine adjustment. I think I might experiment and mount a mic holder onto a flat steel plate.
    No doubt, someone has tried this before or similar. Any thouhts? Dave.
  2. sheet

    sheet Well-Known Member

    May 28, 2003
    Kansas City, KS
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    In the old days, we used plexiglass and made some for choir. That was a short lived fad.

    They are so cheap, there is no need to build them on your own unless you just really want to.

    There are some Panasonic capsules that work well. Do a Google for DIY mics. I bet you will find some out there.

    I WOULD like to build a DIY SASS mic though.

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