Professional microphone systems for acoustic instruments: folk acoustic guitar, gypsy guitar, classical and flamenco guitar, Celtic and pedal harp, double bass, cello, viola and violin, mandolin, ud, kora and n'goni, piano, hang, handpan, balafon, vibraphone etc.

Contact Microphones

Contact microphones Ischell C1, C2 and C3 are new types of pickups that attach to the instrument with a specific putty audio adhesive. The sound is comparable to an aerial microphone, fidelity, warmth, width, air… With the acoustic insulation and the feedback resistance of a piezo pickup, allowing to play in conditions of high levels on stage. You can easily use it in an amp, apply effects or make clean loops. A revolution in the amplification of many instruments on stage! An innovation ischel


Miniature Aerial Microphone

The aerial microphone ischel A1 is a miniature condenser microphone with a design studied to be placed as close as possible to the sound on the instrument. It optimizes sound recording with more gain, less feedback and less pick-up of ambient noise. Particularly suitable for acoustic situations or in addition to our contact microphone, it faithfully and very naturally reproduces the sound of your instrument with precision, dynamics and allows comfortable levels on stage without a microphone stand.

Best Sellers

  • inside J48C

    5.00 on 5

    Micro contact C1, C2 or C3, fixed installation (drilling required), output Jack asymmetrical, works on 9 volts battery, option of volume button or wheel, high levels on stage ...

    259,00 - 368,00
  • X48C

    4.95 on 5

    C2 or C3 contact microphone, removable installation, 65 cm microphone cable, operates on phantom power, XLR output, 9v battery option to transform the XLR output into Jack, strong…

    259,00 - 329,00
  • X-Jack

    4.94 on 5

    Contact microphone C1 or C2, removable installation, output on Jack and simultaneous XLR possible, works with phantom power or 9v battery automatically, high levels on stage ...

    299,00 - 329,00
  • J48C

    5.00 on 5

    Contact microphone C1, C2 or C3, removable installation, output Jack asymmetric, operation on 9 volts battery, high levels on stage ...

    269,00 - 378,00
  • 2X48 + ACPJ

    5.00 on 5

    Contact + aerial microphones, removable installation of the microphone kit, independent outputs on XLR + Jack, works on 9 / 48v phantom power or 9v battery, all conditions ... For many instruments ...

    599,00 - 648,00

I-Essentials C2BHP and C3BHP the new systems ISCHELL Essentials, currently on sale!

  • C2BHP

    0 on 5

    Promotional Offer -20%! Detachable C2 contact microphone 40/16000Hz with 3-position High-Pass, for various instruments, works on phantom power, 220cm cable length …


  • C3BHP

    0 on 5

    Promotional Offer -20%! Detachable C3 contact microphone 20/2000Hz with 3-position High-Pass for various instruments, works on phantom power, 220cm cable length …


The last 6 comments

  1. 5 on 5

    Aaron -

    nlNorth Holland, Netherlands

    After a few months of use, I would highly recommend the C3 for double bassists. It retains clarity and a natural tone at high stage volume while being resistant to feedback. Placement partially over the bass bar, level with the lower portion of the f hole, yields the most even response between pizz and arco on my bass.


  2. 5 on 5

    Anonymous -


    The new version of the micro contact Ischell C3 is definitely an improvement. I use it for several months live on a double bass. It has all the advantages of the piezo (no repisse, no feedback) but the sound is really close to a "classic" microphone placed very close to the instrument, in the bridge for example.
    Compared to the old version: more beautiful bass, much more treble, which clarifies the sound and above all a much more natural dynamic which is closer to the acoustic playing experience.
    Obviously the sound is not to be compared to what you can get in the studio with a nice condenser microphone! You have to find the right placement on the instrument and take care of the equalization a bit. But for the live, it is for me the best compromise sound / efficiency.


  3. 5 on 5

    Fournier -

    Super quality contact microphone for cello. I use it with an ampliAER, the perfect combo. Advice for choosing the best microphone, fast delivery and quality after-sales service. In short, I recommend.


  4. 5 on 5

    François AGEORGES -

    frAuvergne-Rhone-Alpes, France

    It starts with an excellent contact, we take the time to talk about the instrument, the needs, the solutions. Assembly very well explained on the site. Okay, but then the sound? The sound !! it's that of my mandolin, a really acoustic sound, with a slight compression, I love it. Finally a real amplification, it's not a piezo, it's not a microphone in front of the instrument with all its drawbacks, no compromise, it's the ISCHELLl solution, well done guys!


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  5. 5 on 5

    Yves R. -

    frAuvergne-Rhone-Alpes, France

    I have not yet had the opportunity to use these 2 microphones on stage. But at first sight it seems perfect:
    I was able to install them easily with the manual. I easily found the optimal position by doing some tests with a mixer and an acoustic guitar amp.
    The sound of my oud was already very similar to the one it has naturally and this by leaving the equalization flat, both on the table and on the amp. This leaves a good margin of maneuver to adapt the settings to the rather diverse places where I plan to play. I am very happy with my purchase so far. Thank you Ischell ! A bit pricey, but the quality is worth the price. The hardware was well packaged and everything needed to properly attach the mics with.
    In the top !

    2X48 + ACVX2X48 + ACVX

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