bootlegMIC Is a Tiny But High Quality DIY Microphone

By Jason Fitzpatrick on May 21st, 2012

Although bootlegMIC was designed as a way for concert goers to cheaply and cleanly capture bootleg music, it’s a great build for any project that needs an inexpensive but effective microphone.

Courtesy of the crew over at Open Music Labs, the bootlegMIC came about as a side project designed to improve concert music capture. The following video shows a comparison between using the built-in MIC on a cellphone and plugging in bootlegMIC:

Hit up the link below to read more about the project as well as check out a parts list and assembly guide.

bootlegMIC [via Hack A Day]

Jason Fitzpatrick is a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 05/21/12
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