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Rivel. Musical Acoustics.
Barcelona. (Catalonia. Spain)

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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:

Additional information about the TB88/CR sensor.
In San Diego, El Cajón, San Francisco, etc. (California. USA):

All TAV sensors are hand-made to order, which means quality control and performance very superior to any mass-produced sensor on the market. Its characteristics, high sound quality, very flat response and correct output voltage have made this product popular among some californian musicians, especially acoustic and classical guitarists, as well as other instruments such as the sitar, sarod, hang, etc. But this way of proceeding also has its disadvantages: the demand is high, higher than the supply we can offer. For this reason, in California and other places with high purchasing power, the resale prices of these products are very much higher than what we can find on our website.

> Price of the TB88/CR pickup in California <
Electronics and percussion. (Musicians: Joe Traxx, Roger Andreu.).

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

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.

Aquesta és una petita introducció al cap artificial Claudia Rivel i HRTF en català, en aquest moment en construcció. (link)

The hearing and HRTF (With Claudia Rivel).
Detailed study of localization by ear and HRTF. (Musicians: Joe Traxx, Roger Andreu.).

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 ...

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. (Musicians: Joe Traxx, Roger Andreu.).

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 perfect drug

From the magical lands of Burgos, (Tamayo), two masters of music, Guillermo Pérez Cordero with his electrified hang and Iván Casado Manrique and his electronic instrumental raise our spirit to the highest levels for 16'.

Burgos Pure Music

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 ...

Other electroacoustic experiences
Sound experiences with the our first piezoelectric pickups and the music, with good, bad and excellent results. From the successful part of these experiments born the pickups of the highest range of TAV.


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