Pickups for Kora / N'goni

The Ischell contact microphone is the basic system for a Kora or a N'goni, a low volume instrument often confronted with high levels on stage. Known for its fidelity to acoustics, resistance to feedback, ease of use on an amp and the possibility of using effects, making clean loops etc. The model X-Jack is the most sold, appreciated for its releases Jack and XLR available simultaneously, the 9v battery and also for the removable side which does not require intervention on the instrument, but the system can remain permanently installed inside. The microphone is placed under the bridge for Kora and on crossbars for the N'goni. The other version often chosen is the model inside J48C, a system installed in the Kora, with possibility of volume button ...

To learn more, for even more naturalness and respect for acoustics, you can choose to associate an aerial microphone with the contact microphone to adapt to all situations. The 2X48AC combines these two types of microphones on the same system. This system is installed without drilling.

Choose your system based on:

Your terms of use

  • For high levels on stage> a contact microphone.
  • For acoustic stages> one or two aerial microphones.
  • To adapt to all situations> both types of microphones

 

Installation mode

  • Removable> the Jack is fixed with double-sided, scratch or paste to be fixed depending on the instrument
  • Fixed> drilling is required for Jack

 

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  • If you want more details on the use
  • On installing our systems on your instrument.

The type of output

  • Jack
  • XLR
  • Both

 

Power mode

  • Electric battery
  • Phantom power
  • Both

  • X48C

    4.93 on 5

    Contact microphone, removable installation, 45 to 65 cm microphone cable, XLR output, operates on phantom power, high levels on stage ...

    259,00
  • 2X48AC

    5.00 on 5

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

    449,00
  • X-Jack

    4.88 on 5

    Contact microphone, removable installation, 45cm microphone cable, output on Jack and XLR simultaneous, works with phantom power or 9v battery (500H) automatically, high levels on stage ...

    329,00
  • inside J48C

    5.00 on 5

    Contact microphone, fixed installation (drilling required), output Jack asymmetrical, works on 9 volts battery, high levels on stage ...

    289,00 - 338,00

The aerial microphone AirCapt is generally used in addition to a contact microphone on a kora or a n'goni. It is a very small microphone with a design studied to be placed as close as possible to the sound source to have more gain, less feedback and less transplanting of ambient noise. Particularly suitable for acoustic training when used alone, it faithfully and very naturally reproduces the sound of your instrument with precision, dynamics and allows comfortable return levels on stage, without a microphone stand. In combination with a contact microphone, it brings fidelity, air, precision in the sound, generally reserved for the facade. It is usually placed inside, under the easel.

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The model J48A below is the best-selling of this category. Removable, this system works on 9v battery for approximately 500 hours of use.

  • J48A

    5.00 on 5

    Overhead microphone, removable installation, outlet jack asymmetrical, works on 9 volts battery, acoustic stages ...

    299,00 - 348,00

The model inside J48A is the installed version of J48A described above. Drilling is therefore required. The same possibilities with the addition of the volume button option

The contact microphone AirBag-C Ischell is generally used as a basic system on a kora or a n'goni. The model X-Jack is the most sold for the removable side, but also for its two separate outputs Jack and XLR can be used simultaneously. it therefore does not require any intervention on the instrument while being able to remain permanently installed. The microphone is installed inside under the bridge, so it is invisible and protected.

Another popular model for kora is theinside J48C with its battery operation and its volume button option. This model is fixed in the instrument. Drillings are required for the Jack and the volume knob.

The mic AirBag-C is a new type of contact microphone. It has very good results on kora and n'goni with a natural sound faithful to the instrument, it respects the nuances of the musician with precision. Sound insulation and feedback resistance are comparable to a sensor and allow high levels of face / feedback. You can easily use it in an amp, apply effects to it and make clean loops ...

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The model X-Jack described above is a removable system which is placed inside the instrument, the microphone is placed under the bridge and the system on the neck for example with scratch.

  • X-Jack

    4.88 on 5

    Contact microphone, removable installation, 45cm microphone cable, output on Jack and XLR simultaneous, works with phantom power or 9v battery (500H) automatically, high levels on stage ...

    329,00

The model inside J48C is the version installed, so drilling is required. It has a volume button option. The system exits in Jack, useful for going to effects pedals for example.

The model X48C simple removable model. XLR output, operation on phantom power.

  • X48C

    4.93 on 5

    Contact microphone, removable installation, 45 to 65 cm microphone cable, XLR output, operates on phantom power, high levels on stage ...

    259,00

The combination of the two types of microphones is complementary and makes it possible to optimize the sound in all situations by combining power and respect for acoustics. the two pickups are placed inside under the bridge.

The contact microphone gives you power front / back, great precision in bass and midrange, dynamics ... The aerial microphone brings you the reverberations of proximity of the instrument, the playing details, the air, the finesse of the treble… For situations which require high levels on stage as in frontage with a research of sound faithful to the instrument.

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The model 2X48AC is a removable model that fits inside the instrument

  • 2X48AC

    5.00 on 5

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

    449,00

A version with two systems installed is possible with a inside J48C plus one inside J48A, with 9v battery option and volume buttons

  • X-Jack

    4.88 on 5

    Contact microphone, removable installation, 45cm microphone cable, output on Jack and XLR simultaneous, works with phantom power or 9v battery (500H) automatically, high levels on stage ...

    329,00

N ° 1: The model X-Jack is the best-selling of 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
  • Limit of grip to feedback largely pushed back
  • Transplanting of surrounding sounds almost nonexistent.
  • The ability to use effects and make clean loops
  • XLR output and Jack can be used simultaneously.
  • Battery life is 500 hours. In the presence of phantom power, it does not wear out.
  • The installation is removable, without drilling or intervention on the instrument.
  • The system can remain permanently installed indoors

N ° 2: The model inside J48C is also very popular for koras and n'gonis. Fixed version, it has a volume button option, runs on battery and comes out Jack asymmetric.

N ° 3: The model 2X48AC with its combination of the two types of microphones, it is possible to optimize the sound in all situations by combining power and respect for acoustics. The contact microphone gives you the power face / returns, a great precision in the bass and mids, the dynamics ... The aerial microphone brings you the proximity reverberations of the instrument, the playing details, the tune, the finesse of the treble ...

  • 2X48AC

    5.00 on 5

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

    449,00

Artists

Commentary and video by Mamoudou Cissoko

“Very good microphone for kora ! ” Mamoudou CISSOKO
"The system ischell on my koras, it's honestly the best I've heard and yet I've tried a lot. The sound is simply exceptional, the vcontact microphone is incredible and truly revolutionary. Any pro or savvy hobbyist who is willing to invest and looking for a foolproof solution should try this! Anyway, GO ON …………………… ”
“It's simple, all my instruments are equipped with ischell systems, kora, n'goni and guembri!… ”Stéphane Guyon
“As part of my activity, I had to test several sound systems and without questioning the qualities of the microphones that I usually use, I was won over by the definition of the sound provided by the system. Ischell and the models proposed for the kora”Kaëlig”

Reviews

 starstarstarstarstar Yes high Fischer, thanks for spending time on my kora, the rendering is magnificent both live and in the studio!

Nothing to say Big up Man !!
Good luck and thank you again for everything !!

Korabat wrote a review for product: inside J48C on Friday December 25th, 2015

starstarstarstarstar To amplify my kora this is the best of the best: easy to install, no wires lying around on the kora everything is inside, a sound faithful to the acoustics of the instrument. In short, an investment that I do not regret and that I recommend to any player of kora

wassakunba wrote a review for product: inside J48C on Saturday December 27th, 2014