Premium quality, robust and versatile contact microphone

Zeppelin Labs Cortado MkIII Contact Microphone


Pay in 3 interest-free payments of £45.00

The Cortado MkIII is a robust and versatile contact microphone that reveals the hidden sounds in the solid world around you. The Cortado’s active circuitry delivers a balanced signal with wide bandwidth and flat frequency response which can be driven over very long cable runs with no signal degradation. Popular in professional and home recording studios, field recording, sound design, and in a variety of live sound reinforcement arenas.

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Built-in preamp circuit capable of driving a balanced signal through hundreds of feet of cable.
Preamp circuit features hand-matched, high quality components for a low noise floor and tonal transparency.
Switchable “Bass Boost” feature enables bandwidth from 50Hz to 18kHz.
-10dB switchable pad for loud sound sources.
Sensor is encased in an extremely robust metal enclosure for near-indestructibility.
6 foot (1.8m) high quality shielded cable from chassis to sensor.
Circuit is enclosed in 20 gauge steel chassis for electrical shielding and rugged durability.
Requires phantom power from a standard XLR mic cable.


Sound Effects / Foley / Found Sound
Cortado MkIII reveals the silent sounds lurking inside solid objects. Use the provided putty or a spring clamp to stick it to anything and begin exploring.

Recording Studio
The Cortado MkIII can be used to mic any acoustic instrument: just stick one or two mics onto the soundboard. You can even mic electric instruments by sticking the Cortado onto the speaker cabinet, or directly onto the speaker magnet.

Venue Sound Reinforcement

Over 130 Cortado microphones were used under the NBA basketball courts in Orlando during the 2020 season. Cortado has been used on football goal posts, baseball foul poles, under tap dance floors and theater stages to capture effects free of contamination from ambient sound.

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