You can trigger the shutter with sound by using the Sound Trigger. It can use any microphone that is configured to work with Windows.

Initial one-time setup

  1. Shut down ControlMyNikon.
  2. Plug your microphone into your computer.
  3. Configure the microphone in the Windows control panel Sound applet.
  4. Once you have confirmed it is working, shut down the control panel applet.

Setting the Trigger

  1. Connect to your camera.
  2. Go to the Triggers menu and select ‘Sound’.
  3. In the Sound tab, select the microphone from the list.
  4. Adjust the Threshold slider to maximum (furthest to the right).
  5. Check the ‘Enabled’ checkbox.
  6. Adjust the threshold so it is just to the right of the sound level.
  7. Make a sound that exceeds the threshold and monitor the log to see that the trigger occurred.
  8. Select an action from the list.
  9. Set the Reset interval to 10 seconds.
  10. Put a checkmark beside the Action Enable checkbox.
  11. Make a sound that exceeds the threshold and confirm that the action was performed.


  • Some microphones are more sensitive than others.
  • Make sure the reset is long enough to capture the image and transfer it to the computer.