Project

Adaptive Microphones

String instruments are typically close-miked, to capture qualitative presence in recordings. This has been impossible for woodwind instruments, since each note comes from a different place on the instrument. We are developing microphones that can overcome this difficulty for woodwind instruments. By embedding the microphone with proximity detection, pitch detection, and tonal analysis, a microphone can continually adapt the audio signal. The instrument�s natural voicing will be preserved when close-miked, making it possible to record woodwind instruments with more detail.

String instruments are typically close-miked, to capture qualitative presence in recordings. This has been impossible for woodwind instruments, since each note comes from a different place on the instrument. We are developing microphones that can overcome this difficulty for woodwind instruments. By embedding the microphone with proximity detection, pitch detection, and tonal analysis, a microphone can continually adapt the audio signal. The instrument�s natural voicing will be preserved when close-miked, making it possible to record woodwind instruments with more detail.