Lately I’ve been fiddling around with audio amplifiers, like this simple LM386 circuit. It makes the microphone bit super sensitive and fun!
This week I took apart a broken tape deck someone discarded. My intention is to use the tape head and some gears to make an analog fire truck that manually plays a tape loop of fire truck sounds when you push it around. It’s a weird idea, I know, but I’m already down the rabbit hole.
My next step is to make a preamp for the tape head. I’m pretty sure it needs a preamp, but I don’t really know and I never made one before. Any suggestions would be appreciated!