struktophon

a contact microphone, made for recordists.

Struktophon
Find and explore unique sounds hidden in your everyday environment! PLONK® struktophon’s variety of mounting options allows you to easily attach it to any object or instrument: Just plug it into your audio recorder and you are ready to roll. PLONK® struktophon will soon be your close companion, no matter if you are in the studio or on the road, recording indoors or outside: Its small size means that you can always carry it wih you.

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Features

PLONK® struktophon is the size of two XLR plugs and weighs less than an apple. Put it to the front pocket of your recording gear and have it always with you in case you need that special sound.

With its balanced XLR connection and integrated phantom powered preamp, PLONK® struktophon requires no additional equipment other than your standard recording device. Just plug it in and start working.

PLONK® struktophon captures sound where it occurs: in vibrating objects and its surfaces rather than from the air as normal microphones do. Acoustic bleed from the surrounding is minimised, which means less post-production work for you.

Example sounds

Scaffolding (left channel) and metal bowl (right channel) recorded with two PLONK® struktophon through a SoundDevices MixPre6 II. Minor adjustments (stereo balance, moderate EQing) in Reaper. Second half of the recording also features synchronous recording through an AB setup with Primo-based DIY microphones.

Fence recorded with two PLONK® struktophon through a SoundDevices MixPre6 II. Minor adjustments (stereo balance, moderate EQing) in Reaper. Second half of the recording also features synchronous recording through an AB setup with Primo-based DIY microphones.

Recorded with one PLONK® struktophon through a SoundDevices MixPre6 II. Minor adjustments (moderate EQing) in Reaper. Second half of the recording also features synchronous recording through an AB setup with Primo-based DIY microphones.

Recorded with two PLONK® struktophon through a SoundDevices MixPre6 II. Minor adjustments (stereo balance, moderate EQing) in Reaper. Second half of the recording also features synchronous recording through an AB setup with Primo-based DIY microphones.

Mechanic alarm clock recorded with two PLONK® struktophon through an RME UFX interface into Reaper. Minor adjustments (stereo balance).

Kalimba recorded with two PLONK® struktophon through a SoundDevices MixPre6 II. Minor adjustments (stereo balance) in Reaper.

Recorded with one PLONK® struktophon through an RME UFX interface into Reaper. Minor adjustments (stereo balance).

Specs

  • integrated pre-amplifier
  • 48V phantom powered
  • XLR connection (fully balanced)
  • switchable gain between 0dB and -20dB
  • custom sensor element
  • integrated magnets for easy positioning
  • mounting hole (M4)

Dimensions

  • sensor element — 46mm x 12mm x 4.3mm
  • XLR-plug — 70mm x 19mm x 19mm
  • cable — 190cm