[LAU] Audio over WIFI

Ralf Mardorf ralf.mardorf at alice-dsl.net
Sun Jan 18 03:02:25 UTC 2015

On Sun, 18 Jan 2015 03:44:14 +0100, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
> On Sat, 17 Jan 2015 19:28:42 -0700, Bob van der Poel wrote:
> > Can I mention the  piezo pickups I installed in my accordion. Gawd
> > they sounded awful :) (Accordion wasn't bad back then when I
> > actually knew how to play one).
> Bob,
> an electromagnet/coil is fairly useless for recording an accordion.
> Usage of coils isn't impossible, since the accordion does use air to
> vibrate things made of metal that might be magnetic. JFTR even the
> vibration of nylon strings can be recorded by coils, but there are
> good reasons for avoiding this, since nylon has got no directly
> electromagnetical impact and air neither has got ;).
> It's possible to record a solid body electrical guitar even by using a
> dynamic microphone, but that unlikely will produce a nice sound ;).

JFTR, IOW a piezo pickup is the better choice compared to a coil. Using
the correct directionality by a capacitor mic, even for live usage
might be the much better choice for recording an accordion ;).

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