New Gestural Controller, LAZER, Lets You Play Your Synths With Frickin’ Lasers

Swedish boutique manufacture Suonobuono has introduced the LAZER, a new controller that lets you add laser-based gestural control to any MIDI synthesizer.

The sensor measures the distance of the hand and transforms the sensor data into MIDI, analog and audio signals, according to user settings. Because it has an accuracy of 1mm and a configurable range of up to 50cm, LAZER gives you precise gestural control that can be used with sensitive parameters such as pitch and filter frequency.

In addition to its MIDI features, LAZER also has an on-board lo-fi oscillator that can be used as an audio source.


  • Laser-based music controller
  • MIDI, USB, Gate/CV and audio outputs
  • Flexible settings with OLED display and user presets
  • Control any parameter with an associated MIDI CC, adjust pitch bend, send MIDI notes, trigger a sequence, adjust tempo
  • Machined aluminum case
  • Powered by USB

Here’s an example of the LAZER being used to add gestural control to a Sequential OB-6:

Pricing and Availability:

LAZER is available for pre-order with a launch price of 119 Euros / 149 USD + tax/VAT. Shipment is expected by end of January.