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9018507 Musical instrument that generates electronic sound, light-emission controller used in this musical instrument, and control method of musical instrument  
A musical instrument (1) includes a stick (10) to be held by a player and provided with a marker (15) at a leading end that emits light and switches off; a camera unit (20) that captures an image...
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...
7820903 Electronic percussion instrument  
An electronic percussion instrument can carry out the control of the musical tones that is intended by the performer. The instrument includes electronic controls that set a vibration flag when the...
7709726 Foot controlled effects knob and related methods  
A foot controlled effects knob controls a variable electronic component. A receptacle couples with a spindle of the variable electronic component. One or more wings extend from the receptacle to...
7674969 Finger musical instrument  
The present invention relates to a finger musical instrument, including a first glove and a second glove, some performance keys distributed on a fingertip of each of the gloves, and a sound box...
7667116 Key actuating system  
A key actuating system (1) of a keyboard musical instrument is provided which helps quickly push the keys by reducing reaction force with respect to force of pushing the keys during manual...
7619157 Electronic keyboard instrument and processing method of the same  
An electronic keyboard instrument having a keyboard provided with a plurality of keys, a first and a second switches provided corresponding to each key of the keyboard and being sequentially...
7468482 Piano sound source apparatus, method and program for piano sound synthesis  
Disclosed is a piano sound source apparatus for adding a piano sound source providing a plurality of sinusoidal oscillation frequencies and a noise source providing a plurality of noise...
7465869 Membranes for use with capacitive electric vibration transducers in musical instruments  
Membranes for use with capacitive electric musical instrument vibration transducers comprise an acoustically vibrating surface, a vibrating variable capacitor plate made from an electrically...
7408109 Capacitive electric musical instrument vibration transducer  
A capacitive electric musical instrument vibration transducer contains one or more parallel plate variable capacitors. Each variable capacitor contains one vibrating variable capacitor plate, an...
7230178 Handy musical instrument responsive to grip action  
In a music system, an input unit is manipulated for inputting a signal representative of a performance operation amount rendered by a performer, and an output unit is provided for outputting a...
7230175 Portable exerciser for stringed instrument players  
A handle for grasping by one hand and a neck with a fingerboard for fingering with the other hand for use by stringed instrument players. The fingerboard is correlated to a section of the...
6420641 Multimedia keyboard with instrument playing device  
A multimedia keyboard with instrument playing device comprising a case, a connector and flexible protruding plate mounted on one end of the case. A protruding plate can be inserted into an...
6365820 Keyboard assembly for electronic musical instruments capable of receiving key touch inputs and generating musical tones that reflect a player's power of expression  
A keyboard assembly for an electronic musical instrument is provided, which is capable of having touch inputs to a key from a finger of a player reflected in his power of expression with higher...
5908996 Device for controlling a musical performance  
A device which can be used to control a musical performance contains a sensor which outputs an electrical signal. The sensor may be formed by providing a fixed contact and a hollow contact,...
5824938 Velocity sensing trigger interface for musical instrument  
An electronic instrument which generates sound using a sound generator upon receipt of a trigger signal. Each pad actuator for generating a trigger signal includes first and second actuators for...
5719347 Keyboard apparatus for electronic musical instrument with key depression detection unit  
A keyboard apparatus for an electronic musical instrument includes a key displacement detection unit. The key displacement detection unit includes a first resilient member, a movable member...
5679914 Keyboard device for an electronic instrument and an electronic piano  
A keyboard for an electronic instrument and an electronic piano providing a key touch and a key touch response similar to those of an acoustic piano and stabilizing the key touch response for each...
5612502 Keyboard musical instrument estimating hammer impact and timing for tone-generation from one of hammer motion and key motion  
A keyboard musical instrument includes an acoustic piano for generating acoustic sounds, an electronic system for generating electronic sounds and a silent system for selecting one of the acoustic...
5578782 Musical tone control device for electronic keyboard instrument  
An musical tone control device, employed by an electronic keyboard instrument, comprises a keyboard frame, a stopper member and a sensor. The keyboard frame is located beneath an arrangement of...
5571982 Keyboard for electronic musical instrument  
An electronic musical tone signal controller has a resilient operating member, at least two sensors mounted on the operating member at at least two different positions in the longitudinal...
5453571 Electronic musical instrument having key after-sensors and stroke sensors to determine differences between key depressions  
An electronic musical instrument includes a key support portion, a plurality of keys pivotally supported on the key support portion, a musical tone signal generator, after sensors, and a musical...
5350881 Portable electronic apparatus  
A striker designed to strike or be swung for playing music is provided with a musical sound-initiating command signal-generating device including switching members. When the striker strikes or...
5340941 Electronic musical instrument of rubbed string simulation type  
Disclosed is an electronic musical instrument which comprises: manipulator for defining a manipulation region of at least one dimension and for achieving performance manipulation within the...
5286911 Electronic rubbed-string instrument  
An electronic rubbed-string instrument of a type which generates musical tones in response to rubbing operation of operation member across an instrument body or string in a similar way to a violin...
5221804 Tone generation device for an electronic musical instrument  
A tone generation device for an electronic musical instrument capable of producing multiple tone source effects such as a stereophonic effect and a reverberation effect includes a plurality of...
5198605 Key touch data generation circuit of an electronic musical instrument  
A key depression speed is measured in units of keys of a keyboard of an electronic musical instrument by a counter for counting clock pulses, and the measured value is converted into key touch...
5194685 Keyboard musical instrument hammer movement detection apparatus  
A hammer movement detection device for detecting the movement of a hammer which strikes strings provided for each key of a keyboard musical instrument. The hammer movement detection device...
5187315 Musical tone central parameter controller for a musical instrument  
In construction of a keyboard apparatus in which a plurality of keys are swingably mounted to a fixed key support and change in electric inductance is induced in response to every key operation...
5177311 Musical tone control apparatus  
The musical tone control apparatus includes at least a sensor for detecting a movement of a player and a control circuit for controlling a tone element of a musical tone to be generated based on...
5136915 Touch response control for an electronic musical instrument  
In an electronic musical instrument capable of producing a key touch feeling resembling one in playing the piano by the provision of a hammer which is interlocked with a key, key-on data and touch...
5119712 Control apparatus for electronic musical instrument  
Even though a control apparatus adapted for controlling a sound source of a keyboard type musical instrument is used with any type of electronic instruments connected therewith as a performance...
5119709 Initial touch responsive musical tone control device  
A musical control device comprising a position detection device whereby the position of a portion of a performer's body is detected and output as a position signal, a velocity detection circuit...
5107746 Synthesizer for sounds in response to three dimensional displacement of a body  
A system is provided for tracking the three-dimensional position of an object within a three-dimensional region by triangulation techniques to generate signals corresponding to such...
5058480 Swing activated musical tone control apparatus  
A musical-tone-control apparatus having a baton which is provided with an acceleration sensor, and which is swung by a performer is provided. The intensity of a swing of the baton is detected by...
4972753 Electronic musical instrument  
An electronic musical instrument has plural keys each capable of designating different tone pitch and touch response. When any key is depressed by player, touch response information is generated...
4892023 Electronic keyboard percussion instrument  
An electronic keyboard percussion instrument includes a hammer such as a mallet, a plurality of plates, striking detection devices, and a musical tone generating section. The plates respectively...
4736662 Optical sensor for sensing displacement speed or displacement of a moveable element in musical instrument  
In an optical sensor for displacement speed/displacement of a movable element in a musical instrument, light emitted from a light-emitting element is guided to a sensor head through a transmission...
4700605 Electronic keyboard musical instrument with portamento or glissando play function  
In an electronic keyboard musical instrument with a portamento or glissando play function, a touch response detector is arranged to detect a key touch response such as a depression speed or...
4699037 Electronic musical instrument with glide function  
An electronic musical instrument has a keyboard, a key depression speed detector and a glide pattern generator. When any key of the keyboard is depressed, the key depression speed detector detects...
4699038 Touch sensitive electronic musical or sound generating instrument  
A touch sensitive electronic musical or sound generating instrument is disclosed. The invention utilizes digital techniques to sense how hard any one of a plurality of push buttons on a keyboard...
4665788 Keyboard apparatus  
A keyboard-operated tone-producing apparatus having, in combination, keyboard means the keys of which are mounted for downward depression to effect tone production in the apparatus; electronic...
4627324 Method and instrument for generating acoustic and/or visual effects by human body actions  
A method and apparatus for generating acoustic or visual effects by human body actions, including transducer for generating electrical signals upon influence of human body actions attached to...
4615252 Touch control apparatus for electronic keyboard instrument  
A touch control apparatus for an electronic keyboard instrument, comprises a sensor having: an elongated insulating sheet having a set of conductive pattern films on a surface thereof, the...
4599930 Electronic musical instrument with touch response function  
First and second voltages of different levels are supplied to first and second key switches, which are consecutively turned on with the depression of a performance key on a keyboard. The output...
4587877 Key board system for an electronic musical instrument  
In a key board system for an electronic musical instrument, input signals for the instrument generated in response to key actuation have an electrical characteristic which varies as a function of...
4552051 Electronic musical instrument with key touch detector and operator member  
In an electronic musical instrument comprising a keyboard including a plurality of keys, a tone signal generator for producing a musical tone signal corresponding to a depressed key, a key touch...
4498365 Apparatus for providing extended versatility in a keyboard-controlled musical instrument in pitch variation, tone alteration characteristics and the like  
A keyboard-operated tone-producing apparatus having, in combination, keyboard means the keys of which are mounted for downward depression to effect tone production in the apparatus and for...
4468999 Programmable synthesizer  
A programmable music synthesizer has a keyboard which also generates an expression signal representing the pressure on the keyboard and utilizes the change in an infrared path length for producing...
4463647 Musical instrument  
Clavier multiplexing is used in the present keyboard musical instrument to reduce the number of sound generators needed by connecting them only to those notes that are depressed. The association...

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