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9040804 Electronic stringed instrument  
An electronic stringed instrument has a bridge section attached to one end portion of each of a plurality of conductive strings; a string touch sensor detecting a pitch when the strings are...
9040803 Music and sound that varies from one playback to another playback  
A method and apparatus for the creation and playback of music and/or sound, so that sound sequences are generated that vary from one playback to another playback. In one embodiment, during...
9040806 Multi-channel noise reduction system with direct instrument tracking  
A multi-channel noise reduction system provides improved noise reduction with direct instrument tracking of all channels. In a two channel noise reduction system, both channels detect and track...
9040798 Inflatable electronic drum set  
An inflatable electronic drum set includes an inflatable bladder, which when inflated, forms a three-dimensional outer configuration of a combination of a drum set and including multiple...
9035163 System and method for targeting content based on identified audio and multimedia  
The present disclosure relates to systems and methods that recognize audio queries and select related information to return in response to recognition of the audio queries. The technology...
9024167 Personalized entertainment system  
A method of operating an entertainment system includes computer-implemented steps including accessing a remote electronic collection of audio/video recordings. The collection is associated with a...
9024168 Electronic musical instrument  
An electronic musical instrument includes a plurality of touch sensors each configured to generate an electrical signal representative of a musical note in response to being touched by a user, one...
9006551 Musical performance-related information output device, system including musical performance-related information output device, and electronic musical instrument  
Provided are a musical performance-related information output device and a musical performance system capable of superimposing musical performance-related information on an audio signal without...
9000286 Touch screen guitar  
A synthetic guitar includes a body, a neck extending from the body, and at least one touch sensor at the neck for indicating finger position of a user. The body has a receptacle for removably...
8993866 Highly portable media device  
An improved portable media device and methods for operating a media device are disclosed. According to one aspect, the portable media device can also function as a solid-state drive for data...
8975501 Handheld musical practice device  
A micro-practicing device emulates a portion of a full size instrument. The micro-practicing device includes a fingerboard with fret wires dividing the fingerboard into frets. In order to emulate...
8940991 Electronic percussion device and method  
An electronic percussion device includes a drum shell, a drumhead as striking surface, vibration sensors, and a peripheral and a central vibration carrier. The vibration carriers abut against the...
8935444 Remote control method of external devices  
A method of controlling a plurality of external devices is performed on a computer which is set up with a plurality of remote control processes corresponding to the plurality of the external...
8907191 Music application systems and methods  
Game systems according to various embodiments are adapted to allow users to assemble an instrument performance for a particular song by: (1) displaying a music loop pallet that includes a...
8907192 Waveform data generating apparatus and waveform data generating program  
The waveform data generating apparatus has a waveform data generating circuit WP which inputs a digital signal formed of a plurality of bits which form a control signal for controlling an external...
8901406 Selecting audio samples based on excitation state  
Systems and methods for selecting audio samples in response to musical stimuli are provided. In some embodiments, an audio sample can be selected based on the excitation state of an instrument. A...
8884148 Systems and methods for transforming character strings and musical input  
Systems and methods for transforming character strings and musical input are provided herein. According to some embodiments, methods for transforming character strings into musical output may...
8878044 Processing device and method for displaying a state of tone generation apparatus  
An electronic musical instrument is capable of generating tones in correspondence with individual ones of a plurality of sound generation parts and allocating desired sound colors and pitch ranges...
8878043 Systems, methods, and apparatus for music composition  
Systems, apparatus, methods, and articles of manufacture provide for determining one or more chords and/or music notes to output (e.g., via a mobile device) based on a direction of movement and/or...
8872014 Multi-media spatial controller having proximity controls and sensors  
A controller having proximity sensors associated with a trigger, such as beam sensors, configured to generate proximity data as a function of where each beam is broken along its span. A variety of...
8872012 Music pre-end-play processing method using time data and electronic apparatus for implementing the same  
A music data processing method applied to an electronic apparatus includes obtaining a time data; retrieving a partial music data from an input music data according to the time data; and...
8872013 Audiovisual teaching apparatus  
The audiovisual teaching apparatus (2) for demonstration purposes before a group of students has a frame (6) on which is mounted a board (4). The front surface of the board (4) includes an area...
8865992 Sound manipulator  
A sound manipulator comprising a touch sensitive sensor detecting finger tapings and multiplying them electronically on simultaneously produced sound, such that touches and releases affect sound...
8865994 Electronic music system  
An electronic music system includes a computer which performs a sequencing function and a remote controller. The remote controller is provided with a start operator and a selection operator. In...
8865991 Portable music player  
A portable music player for the playback of a digital audio file comprises a memory for storing a plurality of digital audio files; an audio output; a control for setting a desired change in pitch...
8860547 Control terminal  
A wearable control terminal for allowing a user to control a target object includes a contact detector, an impact detector, a motion detector, and a transmitter. The contact detector is mounted on...
8859876 Multi-channel signal processing for multi-channel musical instruments  
Multi-channel audio signal processing systems and techniques are provided for electronic instruments having multiple and distinct output channels. Such systems may be used in conjunction with...
8854497 Webcam capable of generating special sound effects and method of generating special sound effects thereof  
A webcam capable of generating special sound effects includes an image device, a sound device, a multiplexer, a microprocessor, and a universal serial bus device. The image device is used for...
8847057 Auditory board  
A planar surfaced electrical musical instrument is provided which is configured to support both feet of a user standing upon it during use. Supported by the device, the standing user may generate...
8841535 Method and system for visual representation of sound  
A system and method for visual representation of sound, wherein the system and method obtain sound information from a multimedia content; generate an icon based on the sound information obtained;...
8835739 Keystroke and MIDI command system for DJ player and video game systems  
A software application configured to enable a single controller trigger to send arbitrarily complex sequences of keystroke and/or MIDI control messages to a multi-media device. Examples of...
8829323 System and method for single-user control of multiple roles within a music simulation  
Systems and methods are provided for enhancing interaction with a music simulation program. A controller interacts with the music simulation program in conjunction with a motion sensor to enable...
8816181 Electronic percussion device and method  
An electronic percussion device includes a drum shell, a drumhead as striking surface, vibration sensors, and a peripheral and a central vibration carrier. The vibration carriers abut against the...
8809665 Electronic percussion gestures for touchscreens  
Methods, computer program products, and systems for receiving gestures and producing percussion instrument signals are disclosed. An exemplary method includes receiving a gesture on an area of a...
8802955 Chord based method of assigning musical pitches to keys  
Improvisation or playing along with a musical group or with a song is enjoyable to people and musicians of all ability levels. However, it is easy to play notes which do not harmonize with other...
8785758 Electronic hi-hat cymbal controller  
An electronic hi-hat cymbal controller is disclosed. The controller includes a hi-hat cymbal stand with a foot pedal configured and arranged to mechanically lift a control shaft. A lower cymbal is...
8785759 Electric keyboard musical instrument, method executed by the same, and storage medium  
An electric keyboard musical instrument 10 includes: keys 32; third switches 36 that detect that the keys 32 are pressed down to a position x3; various switches 12 to 15 that receive a selection...
8779269 Music content display apparatus and method  
A storage section stores therein a plurality of music content items each including image data of one or more pages. An order is determined of two or more of the music content items stored in the...
8779266 System and method for adaptive content rendition  
Disclosed herein are systems, methods, and computer readable-media for adaptive content rendition, the method comprising receiving media content for playback to a user, adapting the media content...
8779270 Operation detection apparatus  
Operation detection apparatus includes a sensor section, and a pad formed of a transparent or translucent material and including at least one hitting portion provided on its surface. The hitting...
8779265 Networks of portable electronic devices that collectively generate sound  
Systems and methods for collectively generating sound are provided. A sound composition can include multiple component pieces and those component pieces can be divided amongst devices so that the...
8772621 System and method for capture and rendering of performance on synthetic string instrument  
Synthetic multi-string musical instruments have been developed for capturing and rendering musical performances on handheld or other portable devices in which a multi-touch sensitive display...
8766079 Playback apparatus, playback method, and playback program  
A playback apparatus includes: a storage unit storing music data and group identification information for identifying groups in which the music data are arranged in a predetermined unit; a...
8766080 Methods, systems, and media for performing visualized quantitative vibrato analysis  
Methods, systems, and media for performing visualized quantitative vibrato analysis are provided. In some embodiments, a method for analyzing musical vibrato in an audio file is provided, the...
8759659 Musical performance device, method for controlling musical performance device and program storage medium  
An object of the present invention is to provide a musical performance device by which layout information, such as information regarding the arrangement of a virtual musical instrument set, can be...
8759660 Electronic musical instrument  
Provided are an electronic musical instrument, computer storage device, and method generating tones for held notes. Indication is made of held notes having pitches as held in response to receiving...
8735709 Generation of harmony tone  
A lead tone is generated on the basis of an input tone signal. Meanwhile, a specific pitch of the input tone signal is sequentially detected, from which is detected a normalized pitch...
8729375 Platter based electronic musical instrument  
An electronic musical instrument includes a platter, rotational position sensor, and a processor. The platter can be rotated about a center point by a user. The rotational position sensor senses...
8723013 Musical performance device, method for controlling musical performance device and program storage medium  
An object of the present invention is to provide a musical performance device capable of changing layout information, such as information regarding the arrangement of a virtual musical instrument...
8723012 Computer-readable storage medium having information processing program stored therein, information processing apparatus, information processing system, and information processing method  
An information processing program executed by a computer of an information processing apparatus that performs processing based on an input from an input device including an acceleration sensor and...