Researchers Mark Sheinin (left) and Dorian Chan with their remarkable optical microphone, which is capable of constructing a high-fidelity sound signal from single instruments playing in groups

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have presented some remarkable audio from a new optical microphone system that uses cameras to see and reconstruct sonic vibrations. Remarkably, it can cleanly separate a single instrument playing in a group.

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