Automatic Live Lighting Show Using Sound/Microphones

Discussion in 'The Projects Forum' started by anthonyd3ca, Jul 3, 2013.

  1. anthonyd3ca

    Thread Starter New Member

    Jul 3, 2013

    I am a vocalist and recording engineer. While I was recording drums for my band, I came across an idea. I saw that the LED's on my audio interface light up when the microphones are picking up too much noise. Since I was recording drums, they were lighting up to the beat of the song.

    So I thought, what if it's possible to connect cheap microphones to our drum set at live shows and we would have an automatic light show where the lights would turn on when the microphone picks up noise from a certain drum?!

    However, I'm not sure how to wire this type of thing. So here I am, anyone have any idea how this can be done?

  2. KJ6EAD

    Senior Member

    Apr 30, 2011
    Look up the terms "color organ" and "sound to light". You'll find schematics and kits such as the Velleman MK186.

    For professional lighting effects equipment, look for "DMX".
    Last edited: Jul 3, 2013