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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...
9006552 Effect apparatus for electronic stringed musical instruments  
Provided are an effect device and method to receive an input tone signal based on vibrations of a stringed instrument. A pitch is determined. Parameters specifying filter characteristics are...
8981198 Stringed instrument  
A stringed instrument includes a body, a string, a string exciting device and a bridge. The body supports the string, the string exciting device and the bridge. The string has a scale length...
8933314 Musical effects devices  
We describe a musical effect device comprising drive electronics to drive a first tuned resonant circuit at a resonant frequency, a moveable mechanical control associated with a second, passive...
8901408 Electronic keyboard musical instrument  
An electronic musical instrument has a front side, back side, right side, and left side with respect to a perspective of a performer of the musical instrument, and comprises: a planar surface...
8896458 Method and apparatus for converting a displacement of a magnetic object into a directly perceptible signal, instrument incorporating this apparatus  
This method of converting a displacement of a magnetic object into a signal directly perceptible by a human being, comprises: —the acquisition (32) of a temporal succession of measurements of a...
8895831 Method for synthesizing tone signal and tone signal generating system  
An electronic piano includes a tone signal synthesizing system implemented by software, keys and key sensors monitoring the keys and reporting the key positions to the tone signal synthesizing...
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...
8822802 System and method for generating musical distortion in an audio amplifier  
A guitar amplifier system is disclosed. Specific implementations for the guitar amplifier system may comprise an audio input for an audio signal, a preamplifier coupled to the audio input, a tone...
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...
8754316 Musical sound signal generation apparatus  
A string signal generator generates a string signal representing vibration of a string corresponding to a specified pitch in response to a note-on instruction such that the string signal rises and...
8735710 Electronic stringed instrument having effect device  
Provided is an electronic stringed instrument comprising: a pickup that detects vibration of a string; a feedback operator used to select a level of feedback effect; a feedback control device that...
8710345 Performance apparatus, a method of controlling the performance apparatus and a program recording medium  
A performance apparatus prevents a player's unintentional motion from being detected as a playing, thereby generating no sound, when the player plays a virtual musical instrument. The performance...
8697977 Dynamic lighting for musical instrument  
This display is a light-emitting display that is capable of creating unique and/or pleasing visual effects. It incorporates a light-emitting diode (LED) display into a sound-generating portion of...
8697976 Parameter setting apparatus having separate operators for course and fine adjustments for the same parameter  
Each parameter is provided with increase/decrease switches and a slider. In a case where a user desires seamless rough control of the value of a target parameter, the user is to use the slider. In...
8692101 Stringed instrument for connection to a computer to implement DSP modeling  
Disclosed is a stringed instrument that includes a plurality of strings and a pickup to which each of the plurality of strings is respectively coupled that is connectable to a computer to...
8686274 Pitch shift device and process  
A pitch shift device provides pitch-shifted sounds based on performance sounds generated by an electronic string musical instrument. The pitch shift device has a device that detects vibrato. When...
8674206 Systems and methods for creating, modifying, interacting with and playing musical compositions  
A method for generating music via a computing system includes providing a website coupled to a computing system. A music application is executed on the computing system. Generated music is audibly...
8653351 Systems for combining inputs from electronic musical instruments and devices  
An apparatus for combining input signals produced by a plurality of electric musical devices includes a plurality of audio buses and a plurality of segments. Each segment includes input circuitry...
8620661 System for controlling digital effects in live performances with vocal improvisation  
A system for controlling digital effects in live performances with vocal improvisation is described. The system features a controller that utilizes several switches attached to clothing that is...
8609973 Audio effects controller for musicians  
This invention introduces several methods, apparatus, and systems for controlling musician audio effects or musical instruments wirelessly from the performer's footwear. In one embodiment, the...
8609972 Performance apparatus and electronic musical instrument operable in plural operation modes determined based on movement operation of performance apparatus  
A performance apparatus 11 is provided with a first acceleration sensor 22 at its head portion and a second acceleration sensor 23 at its base portion. CPU 21 determines operation of the...
8569606 Music and light synchronization system  
An apparatus for synchronizing light signals to a music input signal includes an analog to digital converter to generate a digital signal equivalent of the analog music input signal, an digital...
8530736 Musical tone signal synthesis method, program and musical tone signal synthesis apparatus  
A musical tone signal is synthesized based on performance information to simulate a sound generated from a musical instrument having a string and a body that supports the string by a support....
8519248 Visual responses to a physical input in a media application  
A media application for providing outputs (e.g., audio outputs) in response to inputs received from an input device is provided. The media application may connect input mechanisms of an input...
8507782 Electronic percussion instrument  
An electronic percussion instrument generates, in accordance with a trigger signal output from a pad source, a musical performance tone of a tone color assigned to the pad source. The electronic...
8457969 Audio pitch changing device  
An effect device may be configured such that when an input audio signal switches from a consonant to a vowel and an input level of the switched vowel is greater than a threshold value Lc (and a...
8450592 Method and a system for providing sound generation instructions  
A method and a system for providing sound generation instructions from a digitized input signal are provided. The invention comprises transforming at least part of the digitized input signal into...
8445771 Performance apparatus and electronic musical instrument  
A performance apparatus 11 extends in its longitudinal direction to be held by a player with his or her hand. The performance apparatus 11 is provided with a geomagnetic sensor 22 and an...
8445769 Performance apparatus and electronic musical instrument  
A performance apparatus 11 extends in its longitudinal direction to be held by a player with his or her hand, and is provided with an acceleration sensor 23 for detecting an acceleration sensor...
8389845 Apparatus for generating musical tone signals based on mixing different decay waveform data  
A waveform memory WM stores fast decay waveform data representative of fast decay waveforms of different levels of strength and slow decay waveform data representative of a slow decay waveform of...
8389846 Inner force sense controlling apparatus, method for controlling inner force sense and musical instrument using the same  
An electronic keyboard musical instrument has a load applier, which gives rise to inner force sense equivalent to another musical instrument such as a piano in the player through black keys and...
8389847 Piano with electronic tone generator  
A piano with an electronic tone generator capable of outputting musical sound signals of a reverberation and/or a resonance, in accordance with whether an external output is performed or not.
8389844 Tone generation apparatus  
In response to detection of a note-on instruction, a CPU assigns a tone generating unit comprising two tone generating channels and sets tone color control data of the assigned tone generating...
8350142 Electronic supporting system for musicians and musical instrument equipped with the same  
An automatic player piano is equipped with an electronic supporting system, which makes a player learn an optimum pedal stroke to a half pedal region; while the player is practicing a music tune...
8317614 System and method for playing a music video game with a drum system game controller  
A system and method for playing a multi-player music video game with a drum system video game controller is provided. In one embodiment, the invention relates to a method for providing a drum solo...
8309833 Multi-channel data sonification in spatial sound fields with partitioned timbre spaces using modulation of timbre and rendered spatial location as sonification information carriers  
A data sonification method for representing multidimensional numerical information with a plurality of variable-timbre channels rendered in a sound field is described. The method includes...
8311657 Method and apparatus for efficiently accounting for the temporal nature of audio processing  
Some embodiments of the invention provide a computer system for processing an audio track. This system includes at least on DSP for processing the audio track. It also includes an application for...
8288640 Keyboard apparatus  
In a keyboard apparatus including a key supported for pivoting movement about a pivot point, a mass member that imparts a reaction force to performance operation of the key in interlocked relation...
8288643 Pedal control apparatus of electronic keyboard musical instrument  
Different kinds of control tables in which action of a pedal 4 is associated with reaction force exerted on the pedal 4 by an actuator 7 are stored in a memory of an electronic keyboard musical...
8283547 Scheme for providing audio effects for a musical instrument and for controlling images with same  
A method for use with a musical instrument includes receiving a signal representative of a sound produced by the musical instrument, receiving a selection of an audio effect from a wireless...
8203066 Pedal apparatus and electronic keyboard apparatus having the same  
An electronic keyboard apparatus capable of changing, with a simple construction, a musical tone control characteristic for each pedal manipulation stroke section. A detection value representing a...
8198521 Proportional electromagnet actuator and control system  
The invention provides an actuator for actuating a pallet of a pipe organ under the command of a key of an organ. The actuator comprises a movable member, adapted to be connected to the pallet of...
8160489 Karaoke device with integrated mixing, echo and volume control  
A karaoke device is included within an enclosure and having a voice pickup element integrated into the enclosure, the voice pickup element for converting sound waves into an electrical signal. An...
8153881 Disc jockey video game and controller  
A disc jockey music-based video game with a controller for the same. The disc jockey music-based video game presents instructive cues for manipulation of the controller and evaluates game player's...
8148624 Acoustic guitar control unit  
A control unit for a musical instrument having a keypad and/or touch pad areas for controlling a signal processing unit. The control unit is preferably formed in a thin and elastic layered...
8115092 Method for synthesizing tone signal and tone signal generating system  
An electronic piano includes a tone signal synthesizing system implemented by software, keys and key sensors monitoring the keys and reporting the key positions to the tone signal synthesizing...
8110735 Effect setting device systems and methods  
A first control may be for setting a patch including one or more types of effects to be provided by circuitry to an inputted music signal, the patch associated with multiple candidate keywords to...
8106282 Music accompaniment apparatus having delay control function of audio or video signal and method for controlling the same  
There is provided a music accompaniment apparatus that is connected to at least one external device to reproduce an audio or video signal, the music accompaniment apparatus including: an audio...
8088987 Tone signal processing apparatus and method  
Specific pitch of an input tone signal is sequentially detected, and a normalized pitch corresponding to a pitch name is sequentially detected on the basis of the specific pitch. It is determined...

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