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Press release: Sonic Artefacts releases microphones and sensors made of Cork!


Sonic Artefacts Unveils Two Products: The Cortiça Omnidirectional Condenser Microphone and the Electromagnetic Field Sensor

Discover Superior Sound with the Cortiça Omnidirectional Condenser Microphone

Sonic Artefacts proudly presents the Cortiça Omnidirectional Condenser Microphone, meticulously designed for exceptional audio capture. Whether you’re a musician, field recorder, or sound enthusiast, the Cortiça microphone delivers unparalleled performance and high quality sound:

  1. Low Noise, High Sensitivity: The Cortiça microphone ensures pristine sound quality with minimal interference. Its high sensitivity captures every nuance, from delicate whispers to powerful crescendos.
  2. Versatility: Musicians seeking authentic instrument reproduction will appreciate the Cortiça’s natural sound across the entire frequency spectrum—from low bass notes to sparkling highs.
  3. Broad Frequency Response: Field recordists benefit from the Cortiça’s even frequency response. It faithfully captures environmental sounds, making it ideal for ambient recordings, nature sounds, and any audio where accuracy matters.
  4. Eco-Friendly Craftsmanship: The microphone body is handcrafted from Portuguese cork, combining sustainability with acoustic excellence. Plus, its visually appealing design complements any studio setup.


Enclosure:Class A natural Portuguese Cork and Nickel Alloy, XLR terminals are silver plated
Operating Voltage:48V Phantom Power P48
Max. Input Pressure Level:110 dB Maximum SPL Input (THD<3%)
Sensitivity:-24 dB at 1 kHz (±3dB)
Frequency Range:20 – 20.000 Hz
Signal-to-Noise Ratio:80 dB (1kHz, 94 dB input, A-weighted)
Output:XLR balanced, floating output
Dimensions:Diameter: Cork Body: 24 mm, metal body: 20mm, total length: 57mm
Weight:30 grams

The Electromagnetic Sound Probe: Unlock Hidden Frequencies

The Electromagnetic Sound Probe is a groundbreaking addition to Sonic Artefacts’ lineup. Here’s why it stands out:

  1. Passive Sensing: No need for phantom power! The Electromagnetic Sound Probe picks up sounds from the electromagnetic spectrum without external power sources. Simply connect it to a standard XLR pre-amplifier.
  2. Unprecedented Sensitivity: Unlike common electromagnetic pickups, such as telephone coils, our probe is significantly more sensitive. It reveals hidden electronic sounds from everyday devices—your gateway to a new sonic dimension.
  3. Stereo Field Exploration: When ordered in pairs, we recommend a slight deviation in the windings of the probes. This creates an intriguing stereo field experience for both performers and listeners. Hear the samples below for a glimpse of its magic.

Order Now and Elevate Your Audio Experience

Each set includes the Cortiça microphone and a comprehensive manual. When you order two or more microphones, rest assured—they’ll be sensitivity matched to within 0.5dB @ 1kHz. For custom sets with varying sensitivities, drop us a message during checkout.

Ready to explore the electromagnetic realm? Snag your Electromagnetic Sound Probe today and uncover hidden sonic treasures.

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About Sonic Artefacts:

Sonic Artefacts is a audio technology company founded by Wouter Jaspers who previously founded KOMA Elektronik and as its director/designer has designed many of its electronic instruments, like the Field Kit, Field Kit FX and Kommander. Sonic Artefacts is committed to pushing boundaries and redefining sound. Our passion lies in creating innovative tools that empower artists, engineers, and explorers to capture audio to tell their own sonic stories.

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Note to Editors: High-resolution images of the Cortiça microphone and Electromagnetic Sound Probe are available upon request.

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