sennheiser  |  laser drum microphone

Designed and prototyped for Sennheiser Electronic Corp., spring 2014. The Laser Drum Mic is a trigger for gating drum microphones, reflecting a laser off the drum head to tell the microphones to turn off when the drum is not being struck. The goal is to let the quiet intentional hits through, while keeping the loud, unintentional hits out. This creates cleaner recordings, making the sound engineer's job easier in both studio and live settings.