New Creme DeMentia Products and CMKT 4 Contact Microphone Building Workshop Mini-Tour

by Austin.

Workshop Comic, photo by Nebulagirl

We are excited to announce the addition of several new Creme DeMentia Bottle-Cap products now available in the GetLoFi.com shop. First, we have our new EconoMIC Bottle-Cap Contact Microphones (see below); they are made from reused plastic soda caps and are significantly easier to build than our original Creme DeMentia Bottle-Cap Contact Mics.

The New EconoMIC

Using this design, we are now able to produce one of these from start to finish in about an hour and a half; this enables us to teach the construction of these microphones in a workshop format and we are doing just that!  CMKT 4 have already taught several successful workshops on building microphones this way at the hacker spaces Omnicrop Detroit, LVL-1 Louisville, and Hive13 Cincinnati.

CMKT4 teaching a Contact Microphone Building Workshop at LVL-1 Louisville

At our workshops everyone learns to properly wire up a piezo-electric disc to a 1/4” jack. They will also work with hot glue, zip ties, shielded cable, tool-handle dip and pre-drilled bottle-caps to make a sturdy and fully functioning EconoMIC Bottle-Cap Contact Microphone. These microphones pick up physical vibrations and change the vibrations into an electrical audio signal. Students are encouraged to bring instruments and found objects to listen to through the microphones.

Drying Time = Rocking Time, photo by Nebulagirl

There is a dry-time involved in the materials we use and during that time we play a CMKT 4 rock set for the attendees. For performances, we require the use of a PA.


CMKT4 at Hive13, photo by Nebulagirl

We are about to embark on a fall mini-tour of workshop/performances this October, here is the line-up so far:

WED OCT 20 Sector67?, 2100 Winnebago St., Madison, WI  7pm  Contact Microphone Building Workshop/Performance

THU OCT 21

FRI OCT 22 Makerspace Urbana, Independent Media Center, Suite 15, 202 S. Broadway, Urbana, IL – Contact Microphone Building Workshop 6:30pm.

SAT OCT 23 Circuit Benders Ball, Open Lot, 1307 Jewell Street, Nashville, TN Contact Microphone Building Workshop/Performance – Full Day Event with HUGE line-up, including Thriftsore Boratorium, Tim Kaiser, and many others.  Check the link.

SUN OCT 24

MON OCT 25 Collexion, 111 1/2 E. Loudon Ave, Lexington, KY  – Contact Microphone Building Workshop/Performance

TUE OCT 26

WED OCT 27 Columbus Idea Foundry, 1158 Corrugated Way, Columbus, OH Contact Microphone Building Workshop/Performance – to register, follow link.

We would love to fill in these dates more thoroughly with workshops and/or shows, especially on THU OCT 21 (Southern IL area),  FRI OCT 22 (Memphis, TN Area), and TUE OCT 26 (Cincinnati/Dayton/Columbus area). Contact us at cmktfour (at) gmail *dot* com if you’d like us to come to your town!

Creme DeMentia Bending Buddies, never circuit-bend alone again!

We are also pleased to announce our new Bending Buddies.  These handy little patchable body contacts allow you to experiment more easily with your body’s own resistance. They are intended for use in circuit bending: Hold the body of the Bending Buddy in one hand and operate the body contacts. Then, with one clip-lead attached to one spot the circuit board, probe with the other clip lead. Soon enough, you’ll be able to hear controllable changes as you investigate battery-operated circuits with your body’s resistance. You can then further test out and wire up your discoveries. Also now available in the GetLoFI.com shop, along with our Original Bottle-Cap Contact Microphones.

Original Creme DeMentia Bottle-Cap Contact Microphones

7 thoughts on “New Creme DeMentia Products and CMKT 4 Contact Microphone Building Workshop Mini-Tour”

  1. JUST ADDED! Makerspace Urbana Contact Microphone Building Workshop on Friday Oct. 22nd, Basement of the Independent Media Center, 202 S. Broadway in Urbana, IL. 6:30pm

  2. First off the website is down for a while due to no funds but you can see the youtube video I’m the guy in blue shark skin… Anyway, I found a video of you on a prosound as I got in my eMail and would love to try out the bottle cap mics to find out their quality and potentially purchase several. How much are they & how do I order? Sincerely, Jeffrey Shelton ClockWork Studios, MHTSF

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