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Details about  hydrophone by JrF to record in water / liquid - best

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IMPORTANT: these are the only hydrophones on ebay made by an experienced field recordist & sound artist. My hydrophones & contact mics are the only ones listed on ebay that are used worldwide by recordists such as Chris Watson, John Grzinich, Murmur & many, many others. Mine use tried, tested & 100% unique element placement techniques & the acoustic transfer coatings. Read my feedback for the outstanding comments from buyers.


my hydrophones are used by public aquariums (such as The Deep in Hull), whale watching tours all over the world, scientists, artists, games sound designers, film & tv crews & film makers. 


Hydrophones (for recording in water / liquids)

 

by

 

Jez riley French


UPDATE MARCH 2011: NEW AUDIO SAMPLES ADDED TO BLOG. my blogspot for all the specialist mics I sell now features a soundcloud players packed with samples of some of the amazing sounds you can capture with these units. do take a look / listen at: http://hydrophones.blogspot.com/

 

 

Custom built for recording in liquids / water

Unlike other hydrophones anywhere near this price range on the market these are built by a highly respected artist working with contemporary sound / music & composition, who has been at the forefront of creative developments in field recording for many years & are used by many established musicians, sound artists & field recordists.

 

‘after a few years making my own hydrophones, this design is the one I still find produces the best results in a variety of situations. As an experienced field recordist / artist / composer I have used this design to make recordings, in gallery installations & when performing live.

I also teach field recording on the regular WILDEYE sound recording courses alongside Chris Watson

 

They come pre-dipped & sealed (including a unique marine coating), internally coated to provide a totally waterproof finish & are weighted’

 

IMPORTANT:  PLEASE REMEMBER TO LET ME KNOW WHETHER YOU REQUIRE 1/4INCH OR 3.5MM JACK !

 

IF YOU WANT A STEREO PAIR OF HYDROPHONES, SIMPLY ORDER TWO AT THE SAME TIME & I WILL MATCH THE OUTPUT SIGNALS & SUPPLY AS A TRUE STEREO PAIR (EACH UNIT WITH ITS OWN CABLE & JACK TO ALLOW FOR FULL STEREO & PLACEMENT POSSIBILITIES)


You can hear recordings made with these hydrophones by visiting:

 

http://hydrophones.blogspot.com/

 

 

. piezo element housed in capsules chosen for their particular ability to enhance the signal.

 

. elements are internally sealed with a unique acoustic transfer coating that boosts the signal (on average my hp’s deliver a signal 20% stronger than anything else on the market anywhere near this price range)

 

. triple dipped in a unique waterproof coating (now using a black coating)

 

. weighted

 

 

. available with either a standard jack or a mini-jack (please specify which you require at the time of purchase) - if your recording device uses xlr inputs the best option is to use these hp's with a jack-to-xlr adaptor - I use these HP's with my sound devices recorder & have always found the adaptor option better than hot-wiring them to xlr jacks direct.


(please visit the webpage for JrF products for a range of adaptors, including impedance transforming jack to xlr adaptors for use with pro-audio recorders such as Sound Devices, Fostex, Marantz, Edirol etc: hydrophones.blogspot.com)

 

. they come with 5m of cable as standard - longer lengths are available upon request & are charged at £1 per metre. Further options such as higher spec cable are also possible.

 

.  high-impedance, passive hp's that work either with a pre-amp or without one - just plug it into the mic-in socket of minidisc, compact flash, dat or hard drive recorders, laptops & other devices & away you go.

.  Frequency response range for the element is approx. 80-20,000Hz

NB. I have recently changed the colour of the waterproof coating to black - this is due to carrying out some extended research with tropical fish.

 

                             buy it now price includes p&p for UK customers.

  

I have tested (for my ‘in place’ blog) all other hydrophones on the market & I can honestly say that this design beats all others out there until you start spending a lot more (& even then they compete well with some of the high-cost pro models on the market). Even hp’s with built in pre-amps don’t deliver the strength & quality of signal these do. You can trust my word as I am not just a salesman – I’m a professional artist working with field recording myself + the profits from these items goes to help fund the label & festival I run here in the UK.

 

some recent comments from fellow artists / recordists using these hp's:

 

 

a+

The Hydrophone works great, fast delivery. Thanks!

Fantastic item - I've bought 2 now. Thoroughly recommend. A+++++++++++++++++++++

Excellent Item. If you need one of these BUY ONE HERE. Bravo.

Wonderful product and seller, thank you very much.

fast and perfect. Very good seller and excellent communication!

AMAZING seller arrived well before expected and was completely as described.

Microphone works great! Good communication, well packed.

Well made, great contact mic.

Excellent product.

AMAZING seller arrived well before expected and was completely as described.

This hydrophone works great, excellent quality.

excellent service-quality of sound from mic is second to none-great value too.

product will be of great value - highly recommended.

Totally Brilliant.Thanks.

Excellent in every way! Great product!

Excellent product - highly recommended. Thanks for your help with the item also.

Well made mic, good response. Promptly delivered, good comms. 5 stars *****

Great item and very helpful seller, thanks!.

Fast delivery, excellent item as described! Highly recommended seller AAA+++

first class service

Fast delivery, excellent item.

Best I've ever delt with - Thank you - Brillant!

‘the best hydrophone on the market for the price without doubt’ (January 2009)

‘quality sound, design and construction. A+’ (January 2009)

‘better than the dolphinear hydrophones I have & they cost me over $350 !’ (Nov 2008)

'amazing ! couldn't believe the results I got'  (August 2008)

'great value' (Sept 2008)

'thanks Jez, i'm finding some amazing sounds with these' (Nov 2008)

'just been to a workshop led by Chris Watson & loads of people thought these were great' (Nov 2008)

 

also a 3inch cd I released in 2008 ( recorded with these hp's) was recently given a great review in 'The Wire' magazine:

 

review from 'The Wire' (December 2008 issue):

'two pieces comprising untreated field recordings of Yorkshire waterways, recorded with the composer's self built hydrophones. He insists that it's not the technical perfection of a location recording that he's after, but a sense of emotional interaction with the landscape. That's not to say that he's slapdash with his methods - both tracks have a fabulously evocative tactile quality that clearly demonstrates the composer's attention to, and delight in the most minute details of sound. The result of such open-hearted diligence is a brief, captivating mini-cd, beautifully packaged (Richard Skelton's work comes to mind), and which reminds us that listening is the most important part of composition' - Keith Moline

 

I also make contact microphones - see my other items for more details.

renowned recordist / artist John Grzinich has just posted the following about my hydrophones on his website:

'The hydrophone is made by the avid field recordist Jez riley French who spent a few weeks in the MoKS residency. I can recommend these hydrophones for those who want to try out under water recordings and are on a budget (yes, this is a small but honest advertisement for Jez’s product).

you can read the full post & listen to an mp3 of a recording John made by viewing his website: http://maaheli.ee/main/archives/792

  

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