JrF contact mics & hydrophones - built specially for the acoustic garden display at this years Chelsea Flower show, in collaboration with the Peter Eustance, Papworth Trust & Evelyn Glennie:
- ORDERING PAGE
- HYDROPHONES (basic)
- HYDROPHONES (d-series)
- CONTACT MICROPHONE (basic)
- CONTACT MICROPHONE (C-series)
- COIL PICK-UPS
- FIELD RECORDING CD'S
- FIELD RECORDING BADGES
- PARABOLIC REFLECTOR / DISH
- ACCESSORIES / ADAPTORS
- DPA MICROPHONES (INC OMNI-DIRECTIONAL MICS - 4060)
- FIELD RECORDING BOOKS
- FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
- MORE SOUND EXAMPLES
- WHO USES JRF MICS ? & CUSTOMER FEEDBACK
- TIPS & GUIDANCE NOTES
(updated june 2016)
ordering - please read carefully
dispatch times vary - I build these mics by hand and at certain times, due to demand or my own activities, there can be a few weeks between ordering and shipping.
(I'll be in Iceland for some of June and Orford Ness in early July giving workshops. Therefore, it would be wise to assume a lead time to dispatch of around 4 weeks, though most orders tend to ship within 2 weeks)When you place your order you'll be sent an email with an estimate of when it'll be shipped. If you need your mics for a specific project / date then please email me first and i'll let you know if its possible. Please try to order well in advance.
1) please insure you select the correct postage option from the drop down menu on each item
2) if paying by paypal please monitor the email address associated with it in case there is a need to contact you about your order.
3) when ordering standard series units please remember to let me know which type of jack (3.5mm or 1/4 inch) you would like on them.
4) I can't be held responsible for delays in sending orders where the incorrect payment has been made or emails about the unclear aspects of the order have not been replied to.
5) please supply the correct postal address when placing orders ! every now and then I get an order paid for by paypal where an old address has been left on that account. Please understand that I cannot be held responsible if an order is shipped to a provided address that you no longer have access to.
6) postage charges here in the UK are calculated by weight and size of parcel - so the postage charges per item are correct and reflect the actual cost of postage, insurance, packaging etc.
for further information on each product please use the links above and also please read the 'tips and guidance' page for information on how to look after your mics so they give years of service.
Please also read the Frequently Asked Questions page here
(additional tips and guidance notes can be found here)
general info on shipping and the ethos at JrF
I know sometimes we all want products to arrive almost the same day as we order them but JrF mics are hand made and demand is usually high due to their strong reputation. Current estimate for new orders is as stated above.
I always send an email following your order being placed, letting you know i've received it and to clarify any details if needed - so please check junk mail filters or the email account you use for any paypal payment.
JrF is not a big faceless business in some factory on an industrial estate and I have no wish for it to become so. I work hard to get orders dispatched quickly but life is about more than making money and so there might be times, if i'm away giving workshops or working on various projects, when the fact that JrF isn't ikea-ish will mean waiting a bit longer for your mics. If this is a problem then perhaps send me an email before ordering and I can advise on possible dispatch times.
unless i'm 'off grid' internet wise you will get an email letting you know but I would ask for your understanding with any delays.
JrF products are made by someone who actually uses these things and has a very active involvement with creative field recording / sound / music and I strongly believe thats one of the reasons they are as good as they are, so I do need to keep my hand in so to speak !
c-series contact microphones
NB. 'stereo pairs' are always 2 separate mics, each with its own cable and jack. Therefore if you are ordering the jack upgrade remember that you need TWO for a stereo pair.
extra cable on c series units is currently £2 per metre.
please email me (using the contact form) for quotes and estimated dispatch of custom length cabled units (nb. postage charges might increase if more than 5 extra metres is added to your order)
standard contact microphones
IMPORTANT: please remember to add a note to your payment letting me know whether you want 3.5mm or 1/4 inch jack on your microphone.
extra cable on standard units is currently £1.50 per metre.
please email me (using the contact form at the bottom of this website) for quotes and estimated dispatch of custom length cabled units (nb. postage charges might increase if more than 5 extra metres is added to your order)
IMPORTANT: please remember to add a note to your payment letting me know whether you want a 3.55mm or 1/4 inch jack on your hydrophone.
extra cable on standard units is currently £1.50 per metre.
please email me for quotes and estimated dispatch of custom length cabled units (nb. postage charges might increase if more than 5 extra metres is added to your order)
please click on the link at the top of this webpage for more info. I only adapt these coils, to remove the frequency limiting circuits mostly applied to ones bound for Europe. Depending on your location you might be able to find un-limited ones elsewhere.
1/4 inch to xlr adaptors
1/4 inch (female) to XLR (male)
impedance transforming adaptor
ideal for connecting JrF c-series and standard contact mics and hydrophones to XLR input recorders such as those made by Sound Devices, Fostex, Nagra, Tascam, Edirol, etc etc.
I've used lots of different adaptors over the years and these are the ones that work best. Well built and they work better than transforming adaptors costing a great deal more.
dual 1/4 inch (female) to Stereo 3.5mm mini jack (male)
ideal for connecting 2 JrF contact mics and hydrophones to recorders with 3.5mm input socket such as those made by Zoom, Olympus, Sony etc.
allows everyone to explore the possibilities of true stereo sound capture, working with two mics into a single mini jack input.
dual 3.5mm to stereo 3.5mm adaptor
dual 3.5mm (female) to stereo 3.5mm jack (male)
ideal for connecting 2 mini-jack based microphones to a single mic in socket on hand held recorders.
cd's / books etc
'in the field'
240 page book featuring interviews with leading creative field recordists....
field recording releases (cd's and digital downloads) - please click here to see the full range
field recording badges
set of 3 designs