SPIKE EVP Sound Sensor
See EVP and audio spikes as they happen.
Deploy this palm-sized, compact sensor to visualize when audio spikes happen. This sound pod utilizes a sensitive on-board microphone to detect audio spikes and translates it to a lighted display. The lighted graph is colored in a range from green to red indicating loudness along a lighted display ring. It then marks these spikes with an indicator for documenting. It's simple to use, easy to see and lasts a long time.
- Built in microphone for sound detection
- Color light display to indicate loudness
- Spike detection and marking feature
- Compact and lightweight design
- Rechargeable long-lasting battery
Displaying sound in colored light
The top side of this investigation tool features a lighted ring of colored light. As sound occurs, the display will light up the ring from one side to the other in a range of colors to indicate loudness. A quiet sound such as a whisper may only light up minimally in green. Louder audio, such as someone yelling or clapping may light up the entire ring in a rainbow of colors from green to orange and red. Green indicates lower sounds while red indicates something considerably louder.
Just call me 'Spike'.
The SPIKE line of compact ghost hunting modules
This product is just one in the SPIKE collection of ghost hunting devices. Made for ease and compactness, SPIKE pods are made to be small and effective tools you can drop around your investigation area quickly and easily. Just flick them on, drop them down and get to work.
Current Line of SPIKE Sensors (and growing)
You can adjust the sensitivity of the microphone to suit your needs. Whether you are in an environment with loud ambient sound already or a steady quiet room, this unit can handle it. On the bottom of the device is a control knob. Just turn it up or down to set it where you're picking up small sounds and you'll be ready to investigate.
Spike indicator for documenting
There's more to this device then just lighting up to indicate loudness. It will also mark when a spike happens and hold it for a bit in case you did not catch it in real time. How do we do this? When a spike of audio is detected, the sound sensor will mark the highest point of the scale and keep that LED light on the ring. It will then hold this light for about 30 seconds so you have a chance to see it and log it. This is helpful in the event you were elsewhere in the room and saw it trigger but didn't quite catch what the high point was. By marking this spike point on the display you have a chance to come over and note the position/color for documentation as potential evidence.
A helpful counterpart to any EVP recorder or camera
In short, if the sensor lights up and you didn't hear anything, this may be an indicator of an EVP coming through. On that note, we highly suggest using this in conjuction with an EVP recorder. This audio meter will be super helpful in alerting you to potential captured EVPs.
Better yet, set this meter in front of a video camera with audio. Not only can you potentially capture EVPs coming through the camera itself, but recording video will allow you to see the levels as they happen for cross corellation of evidence.
Compact, lightweight and functional design
At just 2 inches in diameter, you can pop this in your pocket. The enclosure, featuring a rugged ribbing for a firm grip, is built with lightweight material for ease of transport. The design is built with function in mind to ensure high visibility and sensivity to audio detection.
How does this help with EVP work?
The theory behind EVP (Electronic Voice Phenomena) work is that an entity may have the ability to manipulate the input of an audio recorder - the microphone. That being said, many researchers have found that sometimes a voice may come through the recorder that was not heard in real time. In an effort to investigate that theory, this device was built utilizing the same hardware then translates that to a visual display. It will trigger from both audible sound and, potential, EVP triggers.
In short, utilizing a separate recording device like an EVP recorder or video camera will help differentiate whether the recorded audio was audible to all devices in range or an actual EVP. Working in parallel, this fundamental technique of narrowing down sources of evidence will help determine if the 'spike' was device-specific EVP or an audible sound.
MADE IN THE USA from domestic and imported material.
This product is made right here at GhostStop.
*NOTE: Parts of this product are 3D printed right here at GhostStop. Each one is made with great care by hand. As such, each one may have unique elements in the texture that could appear to be small defects. These unique elements do not affect the function of the product. Though we do our best to keep them as uniform as possible, each one will be unique in some small way since they are each printed and hand-built for quality. Thanks for your understanding in that.
- LED lighted ring on the top to 'graph' the audio spikes with a color range (green = quiet, red = loud)
- Built in microphone
- Sensitivity adjustment
- Rechargeable via USB cable (USB-C)
- Power LED
- Charging indicator LED
- Size: 2.5"diameter x 2"h
- Microphone frequency range: 100 Hz ~ 10 kHz (well beyond human voice that resides in about 500Hz ~ 2kHz)
- Sensivitity: -42dB ±3dB @ 94dB SPL
Directions & Contents
Quick Start Directions
Turn the device on using the turning knob located on the bottom of the device. Turn the knob clockwise to click it on. When powered up, the lights will run a quick test and you'll hear a short tone sequence while booting up (just a few seconds).
Set the Sound Spike Sensor in an area you wish to capture sound changes. Adjust the sensivity using the same power knob on the bottom. Leftmost (down position right after it clicks on) is the lowest sensivity. Turn clockwise until it reaches the far right for the highest sensivity.
We suggest starting the sensivity low to start with. Set it down, say a few words from about 2 feet away and see how the display reacts. Adjust it up until you reach a point where the display is dark when the ambient sound in the room is quiet but the sensor lights up with a normal talking voice. Adjust it a few times to get it where you want it then you're good to go.
For best results, make sure the display is infront of a running video camera that can see the display and/or place an EVP recorder next to the Sound Sensor to record any potential evidence.
The Sound Spike Sensor focuses on a feature helpful in noting audio spikes. When a sound occurs, this device will note the loudest point on the ring that the sound reached and hold that position and color for about 30 seconds. This is helpful in the event you were not directly looking at the device at the exact time of the occurance. This gives you 30 seconds to come to the unit, check the marker position and color and log this as evidence.
Directions for Charging
- Using the USB cable provided, plug it into any standard USB power source. For plugging into a standard wall AC outlet you will need a common AC/USB adapter (not included).
- Red light on the bottom = Charging
- Blue light on the bottom = Fully Charged
- A fully-charged battery will last just over 7 hours under normal conditions.
- NOTE: Power consuption is highly dependant on how often the sensor and lights are triggered. If it is triggering constantly, the battery life is closer to 4 hours. With that, we recommend making sure to set the sensitivity to a good point where it's only going off for actual audio spikes and constant ambient sound (like fans and cars outside) will not set off the device. With this, you'll get 7+ hours of continuous use.
- Charging takes about 1 hour.
- For UNLIMITED USE, this device can be used while it's charging via wall outlet or USB battery pack. A USB battery pack is handy so you can use the device and continue charging all while being completely mobile.
I'm Deaf. I go on paranormal investigations a lot. This tool is perfect for me as it can visualize the sounds for me. I'm able to figure out the pattern of the footstep, voice, and even house creaking!
I love it I am a ghost hunter and I am so glad I got this it works great and once you charge it last a long time
I was surprised how small this device is, but is a fantastic addition to my equipment. After adjusting the sensitivity I was able to see a response to a question, so I know where to look on my recordings. Highly recommend.
My Ghoststop EVP Spike Sensor arrived a few days ago and I immediately started testing it. It is smaller than I thought it would be and thats a good thing. It doesn't take long to charge and lasts a very long time. The ability to adjust the sensitivity is great and it functions great, even with the very slightest sounds. I definately recommend adding this to your ghost hunting arsenal!
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We just received ours today and just in time for an investigation we have scheduled tomorrow evening. It seems to be built extremely well and is small than we thought it was WHICH IS A GOOD THING!! Very straight forward to use and we are extremely happy with everything so far.