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Musical pickups tests
Electroaoustic tests performed with TAV pickups using some musical instruments.

Electrifying the Music
The electrification of musical instruments is now a common practice for many musicians.
TAV Pickups
Some examples of using the TB88/CR pickup for acoustic, classical guitar, lute, sitar, sarod, banjo, greek lyre, hang drum. Also, other oriental and western string and percussion instruments, Excellent sound quality, as you can test in the following videos:

Cosmos Empordà
An electro percussion experiment carried out with the aid of the Jordi Rallo percussionist.

Electronics and percussion. (Traxx & Andreu).

Amplify the violin
One of our first violin electrification experiments, with and classic model.

Amplify the plucked string
From classical guitar to lute, sitar and other similar instruments.

More about Sound and Music

De Boer (USA), in the forties years of the XX century, was a pioneer in using an artificial head to record sound.

Hearing and HRTF
Detailed study of localization by ear and HRTF. (Traxx & Andreu).

3D Sound with EDF
Experimental 3D sound system, which, despite being composed of one acoustic screen, achieves a wide sound space around the listener by eliminating acoustic crosstalk between the left and right chanels.
La route de Marrakech (Maghreb music electrified)
Yes, Maghreb music in the european style. This time, we have installed piezo pickups in most of the instruments used. (Traxx & Andreu).
Indian Music
An interesting introduction to the music of India to distinguish between the Hindustani music of the North and the Carnatic of the South.

E-Books. Transducers
Compilation of articles and research papers on electroacoustic transducers and sensors in general. Also, study of waves and mechanical vibrations. (Property of the respective authors).

E-Books. 3D Sound
Another interesting compilation of scientific and technical articles on 3D sound and artificial head applications. Software implementation of the HRTF function. (Property of the respective authors).

Piezoelectric discs
If you want to achieve the highest quality in your electrified musical instrument, to use a standard piezoelectric disk is not the best option. The truth is that, in this specific case, it is better to invest a little more money to fully enjoy your electrified instrument. Find out why ...

Custom pickups
If you want a custom pickup, for your modern, classical, baroque or medieval instrument as if you are building your own musical instrument, you can visit TAV Pickups.
The impedance matching
As is common knowledge, any electrical device that delivers a voltage at its output can be represented as an ideal generator, without losses,put in series with an impedance Zi (impedance or internal resistance of the device). We also know that the input of an amplifier or other electrical device presents a certain impedance value Ze ...

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