World music instrument pickups

Our microphone systems have very good results on stringed instruments in general and also on some percussion instruments. They can be used for many musical instruments of the world such as the Takey, Weissenborn, Cymbalum, Sitar, Theorbe, Calabash, Cajon, Viola de Gambe, Psalterion, Zither, Sanza, Baglamas, Guembri, Sarangi, Kabossy of Madagascar, the Bolon of Mali, Hang, Handpan, Hammered Dulcimer etc …

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ISCHELL offers many solutions for the instruments of the world music, feel free to contact us to see together what will suit you the best …

The Ischell contact microphone is the basic system for the instruments confronted with high levels on stage. It is recognized for its fidelity to acoustics, its resistance to feedback, the ease of use on amp and the possibility to use effects, to make clean loops and so on. The X-Jack is the most sold, appreciated for its Jack and XLR outputs available simultaneously, the 9v battery and also because it is removable and does not require any intervention on the instrument. The microphone is placed on the soundboard or inside undur the bridge, depending of the instrument. The other version often chosen is the X48C for its simplicity, XLR output, works with phantom power…

To go further, for even more naturalness and respect of acoustics, you can choose to associate an aerial mic to the contact microphone to adapt to any situation. The 2X48AC is perfect for that.

Choose your system based on:

Your conditions of use

  • For noisy stages > A contact microphone.
  • For acoustic stages > One or two aerial microphones.
  • To adapt to all situation > Both types of microphone.
 

The installation mode

  • Removable > The Jack is fixed with double-sided adhesive, scratch or putty, according to the instrument
  • Fixed > Drilling is required for Jack, potentiometer
 

Feel free to contact us

  • If you would like more information about the use
  • About installing our systems on your instrument.

The output type

  • Jack
  • XLR
  • Both
 

The power mode

  • Battery
  • Phantom power
  • Both

  • 2X48AC

    5.00 out of 5

    Contact + air microphones, removable installation, independent XLR out, works with phantom power 9/48v, all conditions…

    449,00 This item will be released 01/12/2017
  • inside J48C

    5.00 out of 5

    Contact mic, fixed installation, balanced Jack out, works with phantom power or 9v battery option to work with unbalanced Jack out, high levels on stage…

    249,00347,00 This item will be released 01/12/2017
  • X-Jack

    5.00 out of 5

    Contact microphone, removable, XLR and jack out can be used simultaneously, works with phantom power or 9v battery (500 Hours) automatically, high levels on stage…

    329,00 This item will be released 01/12/2017
  • X48C

    5.00 out of 5

    Contact mic, removable installation, XLR out, works with phantom power, high levels on stage…

    259,00 This item will be released 01/12/2017

The AirCapt air microphone is generally used in addition to a contact microphone. It is a very small microphone designed to be placed closer to the sound source for more gain, less feedback and ambient sounds. Particularly suited to acoustic stages, it faithfully and very naturally reproduces the sound of your instrument with precision, dynamics and allows comfortable levels on stage without microphone stand. It is usually placed outside, at the edge of the soundhole, treble side, or sometimes it have good results inside.

Choose your model below

The J48A below is the best-selling of this category. Removable, this system can be powered by phantom power and provide a balanced signal with a Jack-Stereo / XLR cable. It can also with the 9v battery option, operate with a standard mono jack cable. It is then powered by the 9v battery automatically for about 500 hours of use. The battery will not discharge in the presence of phantom power.

The inside J48A is the installed version of the J48A described above. Drilling is therefore required. Same possibilities …

  • J48A

    5.00 out of 5

    Air microphone, removable installation, balanced Jack out, works with phantom power and 9v battery option for an unbalanced jack out, acoustic stages…

    259,00308,00
  • inside J48A

    0 out of 5

    Air microphone, fixed installation, balanced Jack out, works with phantom power or 9v battery option to work with unbalanced Jack out, acoustic stages…

    249,00347,00

The inside BOX + APJ is appreciated for its operation on battery and its output Jack. The microphone kit can remain on the instrument. The inside BOX + AJ is the fixed installation

The contact microphone is typically used as a base system for many instrument, you can easily use it in an amp, apply effects and make clean loops…. The X-Jack model is the most sold because it is removable, but also for its two separate outputs Jack and XLR usable simultaneously. It therefore does not require intervention on the instrument while being able to remain permanently installed. The contact microphone is placed inside or outside depending of the instrument.

Another very popular model is the inside J48C with 9v battery and volume knob options. This model is installed in the instrument. The drilling is required for the jack and the volume knob. You can then use the system with an unbalanced jack or with a balanced jack ( Jack-stereo / XLR cable )

The ischell contact microphone is a reference for string acoustic instruments that have to be performed on stages with high levels. It’s the sound of a microphone, natural and faithful, with the feedback resistance of a pickup…

The X-Jack described above

  • X-Jack

    5.00 out of 5

    Contact microphone, removable, XLR and jack out can be used simultaneously, works with phantom power or 9v battery (500 Hours) automatically, high levels on stage…

    329,00 This item will be released 01/12/2017

The Inside J48C is an installed version, so drilling is required. It has a volume knob option and 9v battery. Without 9v battery option, the system works on phantom power and the output is balanced. With the 9v battery option, the system also works with a standard mono jack, useful for using effect pedals for example.

  • inside J48C

    5.00 out of 5

    Contact mic, fixed installation, balanced Jack out, works with phantom power or 9v battery option to work with unbalanced Jack out, high levels on stage…

    249,00347,00 This item will be released 01/12/2017

The X48C, removable, simple, XLR output, work with phantom power.

  • X48C

    5.00 out of 5

    Contact mic, removable installation, XLR out, works with phantom power, high levels on stage…

    259,00 This item will be released 01/12/2017

The combination of the two types of microphones is complementary for an instrument playing on electro stages and optimizes the sound in all situations by combining power and respect of the acoustic sound of the instrument.

The contact microphone gives you the power for the front / back, high accuracy in bass and midrange, dynamics … The aerial microphone brings you the reverberations of the instrument, player details, the air, the finesse in the treble. For situations that require high levels on stage and front and to have an acoustic sound, faithful to the instrument.

Choose your model below

The 2X48AC is removable and simple…

  • 2X48AC

    5.00 out of 5

    Contact + air microphones, removable installation, independent XLR out, works with phantom power 9/48v, all conditions…

    449,00 This item will be released 01/12/2017

The 2X48 + ACPJ or ACVX depending of the instrument

  • 2X48 + ACVX

    5.00 out of 5

    Contact + air microphone for violin, Viola, cello… Removable installation, works with phantom power or 9v battery, independent XLR and Jack out, all conditions…

    633,00687,00 This item will be released 01/12/2017
  • 2X48 + ACPJ

    5.00 out of 5

    Contact + air microphones, removable installation, works with phantom power or 9v battery, independent XLR and Jack out, all conditions… Suitable for many instruments

    599,00648,00 This item will be released 01/12/2017
  • X-Jack

    5.00 out of 5

    Contact microphone, removable, XLR and jack out can be used simultaneously, works with phantom power or 9v battery (500 Hours) automatically, high levels on stage…

    329,00 This item will be released 01/12/2017

N°1 : The X-Jack is the most sold in this category, removable version, particularly appreciated for its fidelity to the acoustics of the instrument combined with the advantages of the contact microphone and the separate outputs.

  • Exceptional sound quality for a contact microphone
  • Very good feedback resistance
  • Do not catch the sounds of stage.
  • The ability to use effects and make clean loops
  • Output XLR and Jack can be used simultaneously.
  • The battery life is 500 hours. In the presence of phantom power it does not discharge.
  • The installation is removable, without drilling or intervention on the instrument.
  • The system can remain permanently installed inside

N°2 : The X48C, removable, simple, XLR output, work with phantom power…

  • X48C

    5.00 out of 5

    Contact mic, removable installation, XLR out, works with phantom power, high levels on stage…

    259,00 This item will be released 01/12/2017

N°3 : The inside J48C is also very appreciated. Installed version, it has a volume knob and 9v battery option to work with an unbalanced jack.

  • inside J48C

    5.00 out of 5

    Contact mic, fixed installation, balanced Jack out, works with phantom power or 9v battery option to work with unbalanced Jack out, high levels on stage…

    249,00347,00 This item will be released 01/12/2017

N°4 : The 2X48AC with its combination of both pickups optimizes the sound in every situation by bringing power and respect of acoustics. The contact microphone gives you power for the face and monitors, high accuracy in bass and midrange, dynamics… The air microphone brings you the proximity reverberations of the instrument, game details, air, the finesse of trebles…

  • 2X48AC

    5.00 out of 5

    Contact + air microphones, removable installation, independent XLR out, works with phantom power 9/48v, all conditions…

    449,00 This item will be released 01/12/2017