Lighting depending on sound frequency

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shortniqqa

Joined Jun 12, 2020
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Hi, I'm beginner at that kind of stuff. I was wondering how do I make different lights light up on different audio frequencies, like on low frequency red light lights up and on high frequency blue light lights up. I hope someone understands what I mean. Maybe someone could help me find tutorials. I know I probably have to use capacitors and resistors but I have no idea how to wire them up.
 

MrChips

Joined Oct 2, 2009
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This has been around for over 60 years.
Google colour organ circuit or "color organ" if you want to use the American spelling.
 

dl324

Joined Mar 30, 2015
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Welcome to AAC!
I know I probably have to use capacitors and resistors but I have no idea how to wire them up.
It's basically several active filters (low/high/band pass) used to control lights of different colors. If you build one, pick one that doesn't use high voltages. I've seen several that were just plain dangerous.

https://www.amazon.com/Jameco-Kitpro-KIT-COLORORGAN-Circuit-Skills/dp/B00B889YLY

Here's another, but price is too high:
https://www.canakit.com/3-channel-ac-colour-organ-kit-ck185-uk185.html

There are LED spectrum analyzers based on this idea; though some of them use a now obsolete (hard to obtain) part.
 
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