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    Re: What microphone to use with tg Open Source Timing Software?

    Look for Barcus Berry and other similar piezo preamps.

    Here's one that should work:

    Schatten MINI PRE Belt-clip/Strap-clip Guitar/Instrument Preamp w/Volume NEW! | eBay

    Or this one:

    SPECIAL (WAS $99 THEN $79) CIGAR BOX GUITAR PIEZO PRE-AMP. IMPROVE VOLUME & TONE | eBay

    Quote Originally Posted by 1afc View Post
    I'm attempting to use a mic with a 6.5mm jack into a USB connector.
    Sounds like the suggestion is to go directly to the sound card with a pre amp and to put external power (battery) on the pre amp. Is that correct?
    Also does any one know if any of the pre amp modules on ebay any good? The basic ones seem to have a treble, a base and a volume setting.

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    Re: What microphone to use with tg Open Source Timing Software?

    What type of interface are you using to get the audio converted to USB?

    Quote Originally Posted by 1afc View Post
    I'm attempting to use a mic with a 6.5mm jack into a USB connector.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1afc View Post
    I'm still not having any success with my setup.

    I bought a piezo mic after someone on the main thread suggested it worked well but it looks like I need a preamp.

    Problem is I'm not good at electronics so I've enlisted a mate to give me a hand when he gets time.

    You good people may be able to give me some pointers though.

    I'm attempting to use a mic with a 6.5mm jack into a USB connector.
    Sounds like the suggestion is to go directly to the sound card with a pre amp and to put external power (battery) on the pre amp. Is that correct?
    Also does any one know if any of the pre amp modules on ebay any good? The basic ones seem to have a treble, a base and a volume setting.

    Thanks for your help.
    On Win7 PC:
    I plug directly -without preamp- in sound card the following clip-on mic for guitar and let Windows install this input device automatically.
    Hope it will work for you - unless you use another OS environment.

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    Re: What microphone to use with tg Open Source Timing Software?

    Quote Originally Posted by IvanC View Post
    What type of interface are you using to get the audio converted to USB?
    Hi IvanC
    I am using a piezo like this
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    and a 6.5mm to USD converter like this
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    Just in case it's a simple solution I'm going to buy a 6.5mm to 3.5mm sound case input adapter as well.

    I see the pre amps you suggest, but I'm trying not to spend the equivalent on a Timegrapher just because I like the software :(
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    Re: What microphone to use with tg Open Source Timing Software?

    Quote Originally Posted by EATT_VN View Post
    On Win7 PC:
    I plug directly -without preamp- in sound card the following clip-on mic for guitar and let Windows install this input device automatically.
    Hope it will work for you - unless you use another OS environment.
    Hi EATT_VN
    Thanks for that.
    I have now ordered a 6.5mm to 3.5mm adapter to plug directly in to the sound card.
    I am running Windoze so hopefully that will work.
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    Re: What microphone to use with tg Open Source Timing Software?

    How about something like this:

    https://www.amazon.com/Acoustic-Guit.../dp/B0095DRRFO
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    It looks like you can plug the piezo right in (3.5mm? too small for 1/4"/6.5mm). One of the pictures shows a long piezo element, but probably too big for watch work. Runs off a battery (9V), and has a 4-band EQ (I'd recommend leaving it flat, except for some low cut if you have 50-60 Hz line noise).

    Disclaimer: I was lucky enough to not need a pre-amp, so I haven't tried this one, but when I looked into them, this seemed to be the cheapest way to go, without paying audiophile prices.

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    Re: What microphone to use with tg Open Source Timing Software?

    Quote Originally Posted by jisham View Post
    How about something like this:

    https://www.amazon.com/Acoustic-Guit.../dp/B0095DRRFO
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    It looks like you can plug the piezo right in (3.5mm? too small for 1/4"/6.5mm). One of the pictures shows a long piezo element, but probably too big for watch work. Runs off a battery (9V), and has a 4-band EQ (I'd recommend leaving it flat, except for some low cut if you have 50-60 Hz line noise).

    Disclaimer: I was lucky enough to not need a pre-amp, so I haven't tried this one, but when I looked into them, this seemed to be the cheapest way to go, without paying audiophile prices.


    Very interesting discussion!

    There is a parallel discussion on mic'ing and amplification for laptop or desktop. There are multiple products that have worked reasonably well.

    Here's the link:

    D. I. Y. Watch Timing Machine.

    https://r.tapatalk.com/shareLink?sha...0&share_type=t


    Cheers.



    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

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    Re: What microphone to use with tg Open Source Timing Software?

    What you are using should work ok with the piezo plugged into the guitar input. Perhaps it is set for traditional electric guitar magnetic pickups and not for the higher gain required by a piezo pickup. Worth trying the adapter as others have pointed out.

    Quote Originally Posted by 1afc View Post
    Just in case it's a simple solution I'm going to buy a 6.5mm to 3.5mm sound case input adapter as well.

    I see the pre amps you suggest, but I'm trying not to spend the equivalent on a Timegrapher just because I like the software :(
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    Quote Originally Posted by contrate_wheel View Post
    Agree, that thread is very long...
    Have you made a blog or anything for the program yet contrate_wheel? It seems like it's only gonna keep getting popular as word spreads.
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    Re: What microphone to use with tg Open Source Timing Software?

    Quote Originally Posted by jisham View Post
    How about something like this:

    https://www.amazon.com/Acoustic-Guit.../dp/B0095DRRFO
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    It looks like you can plug the piezo right in (3.5mm? too small for 1/4"/6.5mm). One of the pictures shows a long piezo element, but probably too big for watch work. Runs off a battery (9V), and has a 4-band EQ (I'd recommend leaving it flat, except for some low cut if you have 50-60 Hz line noise).

    Disclaimer: I was lucky enough to not need a pre-amp, so I haven't tried this one, but when I looked into them, this seemed to be the cheapest way to go, without paying audiophile prices.
    Thanks jisham and I understand what you mean about audiophile prices.
    I had a look at the plugs and it appears the 6.5mm jack would be bolted to the body as an output to an amp and the piezo pickup is a 2.5mm plug.
    It appears to be back to front for what I need but I could be wrong.

    I'll wait for the 6.5 to 3.5 adapter and plug it directly into the audio before I go down the preamp path.

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