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7297863 Electro-acoustically amplified drum mixer  
An electro-acoustically amplified drum mixer or sound level adjuster for amplifying a hollow drum shell having at least one open end, a drumhead spaced from the open end of the said drum shell and...
7294778 Percussion instrument, system, and method with closing position detection  
An electronic percussion instrument includes input means, correction information storage means, and musical tone generation means. The input means allows for vibration information, which expresses...
7285713 Stringed musical instrument equipped with sensors sensitive to vibration components and bridge with built-in sensors  
An electric acoustic stringed musical instrument is a combination between an acoustic stringed musical instrument and an electric system; while a player is bowing on the strings, the strings not...
7282633 Sound augmentation system and method for a drum  
A sound augmentation system for a drum comprises a wave generator for producing an electrical signal corresponding to a predetermined sound, an amplifier for amplifying the electrical signal to...
7276657 Maximized sound pickup switching apparatus for a string instrument having a plurality of sound pickups  
A sound pickup switching system for an electric string instrument which has at least two pickup coils and a multi-position selector switch, includes a switch matrix with a plurality of switches in...
7268290 Tactile metronome  
A tactile metronome for use by a musician generally includes a signal generator for producing an electrical signal according to a desired timing scheme and a tactile transducer in electrical...
7268291 Stringed instrument  
A string instrument, such as a guitar, includes a sound box with saddle, a neck with tuning pegs and strings extended under tension between the saddle and the tuning pegs, providing a bridge of...
7265281 Automatic player musical instrument having playback table partially prepared through transcription from reference table and computer program used therein  
An automatic player piano is only equipped with key sensors, and the automatic player is expected to give rise to hammer motion to be varied together with the loudness of tones; the manufacturer...
7262359 Digital recording device for electric guitars and the like  
A digital recording device includes a housing that is engageable with a lower curvature of a guitar's frame. The housing includes an arcuate inner surface, an arcuate outer surface coextensively...
7259319 Performance operator control apparatus  
A performance operator control apparatus adapted to a player piano comprises a motion control unit and a key drive unit comprising a plurality of key I/O control ICs in connection with keys of a...
7259317 Pickup and base structure of a drum head  
This invention relates to a pickup and base structure of a drum head, in particular, a pickup applied to a mesh head or a hard drum head having the base thereof in a hollow L-shape, thereby...
7256343 Interchangable pre amp module for an electronic string instrument  
An interchangeable modular insert for a electric stringed instrument is mounted in a cavity cut into the rear of the instrument. The rear insertion module provides rapid exchange of electronic...
7256342 Sound pickup device for percussion instrument  
A sound pickup device, which is arranged in proximity to a percussion instrument (e.g., a bass drum), comprises a diaphragm stretched under tension over an opening of a shell having a cylindrical...
7247789 Soundhole accessible musical instrument control platform  
A soundhole accessible musical instrument control platform mounted inside the body of a musical instrument requires no physical alterations to the instrument, allowing the user convenient and...
7238873 Automatic player musical instrument exactly reproducing performance and automatic player used therein  
An automatic player piano is equipped with solenoid-operated pedal actuators for driving the pedals in a playback; since a large quantity of induction is coupled to the solenoid, the driving...
7227075 Lighting controller  
In the present invention, a lighting controller is provided to provide illumination based upon the playing of musical instruments. The lighting controller is programmed with lighting profiles...
7217881 Control apparatus with operator member controllable by reactive force  
There is provided an operator member displaceable, in response to operation by a human operator, relative to at least one displacement axis (more preferably, multi-dimensionally). Operating state...
7214871 Transmitter for sound recording of an electric signal from an acoustic drum  
A transmitter for recording of an electric signal from an acoustic drum having a vibration-sensitive device for attachment to the drumhead and for acquisition of undulations which has one of the...
7202409 Musical instrument automatically performing music passage through hybrid feedback control loop containing plural sorts of sensors  
An automatic player piano includes keys driven for the angular motion through a hybrid feedback control loop; a controller, a key position sensor, a plunger velocity sensor and a solenoid-operated...
7199302 Transducer and method for forming a transducer  
Transducer for converting mechanical stress into electric signals, which transducer is composed of at least one electromechanical sheet (107,108) and is capable of converting mechanical stress...
7183480 Apparatus and method for detecting performer's motion to interactively control performance of music or the like  
Performance interface system includes a motion detector provided for movement with a performer, and a control system for receiving detection data transmitted from the motion detector and...
7179985 Hybrid electric/acoustic percussion instrument  
A hybrid electric/acoustic percussion instrument and percussion set containing the instrument. The instrument includes a hollow cylindrical shell having a first end and a second end and an inside...
7166793 Compact hum-canceling musical instrument pickup with improved tonal response  
A two-coil pickup having a magnetic flux shield configuration which shields an upper coil from magnetic flux variations caused by unwanted noise and concentrates this noise flux in a lower coil....
7151216 Solid body electric guitar having the capability of producing acoustic guitar sound  
The invention is an electric guitar. In detail, the guitar includes a solid body and neck portions. A pressure sensor is mounted at the junction of the body and neck, the pressure sensor having...
7145070 Digital musical instrument system  
The present invention provides an interactive multimedia apparatus (1, 11, 21) comprising a digital musical instrument (3, 14, 24, 41) and having a plurality of control members (42, 44, 45, 46)...
7145063 Top pickup for musical stringed instruments  
A musical stringed instrument having a top pickup for producing variable tones and pitches. The top pickup is mounted on top of the strings. Present pickups are all mounted beneath the strings....
7132597 Transducer for converting between mechanical vibration and electrical signal  
Transducer (100, 200, 300, 500, 600) for converting mechanical vibrations to an electrical signal and/or for converting an electrical signal to mechanical vibration. Damping liquid (122, 222, 522,...
7129468 Electronic assembly for the production of wireless string instruments  
An optoelectronic pickup that generates a fluctuating voltage that is analogous to the vibrations of a vibrating body. When utilized with the vibrating body of a musical instrument and amplified...
7112738 Electronic musical instrument  
An electronic musical instrument which can realize a choking effect by a simple operation. The electronic musical instrument is constructed such that a neck provided with a fingerboard is fixed to...
7102073 Guitar combo  
A combination stringed musical instrument for providing different stringed instruments on a common housing. The instrument includes a housing, neck portion, head portion, first plurality of string...
7087828 Instrument and method for generating sounds  
An innovative music instrument (101) comprises at least one tunable string (102), a holding device (106) for holding the at least one string (102), an electrically or electronically operated...
7049503 Hybrid wind instrument selectively producing acoustic tones and electric tones and electronic system used therein  
A hybrid saxophone is a combination of an acoustic saxophone and an electronic system, and the electronic system includes key sensors for monitoring the keys and a tonguing sensor for detecting...
7038123 Strumpad and string array processing for musical instruments  
A system for expanding generalizing aspects of an autoharp and making these functionalities beneficially available on other instruments. Strumpads comprising arrays of isolated touch switches,...
7038122 Musical tone generation control system, musical tone generation control method, musical tone generation control apparatus, operating terminal, musical tone generation control program and storage medium storing musical tone generation control program  
There is provided a musical tone generation control system which enables the user to obtain a feeling of operation as well as to obtain a feeling of satisfaction as if he or she were aggressively...
7038117 Electronic percussion instrument and vibration detection apparatus  
An electronic percussion instrument includes a vibration detection apparatus having a simplified frame structure that increases the uniformity of its rim shot strike sensitivity distribution. The...
7034218 Point source contact transducer  
A transducer for use with a musical instrument to transmit vibrations from the instrument to an amplifier has a weight, at least one sensor connected to the weight, an insulating layer covering...
7030305 Electronic synthesized steelpan drum  
An electronic synthesized steelpan drum resembling a conventional steelpan drum and featuring the same shallow cylindrical shape with a sunken concave playing surface. The steelpan drum includes a...
7022908 Pick-up assembly for stringed musical instruments  
A pick-up assembly for a stringed musical instrument includes first and second identical pick-ups in respective housings. The first pick-up is positioned toward strings of the instrument and the...
7019206 Musical tone control apparatus and sensing device for electronic musical instrument  
A sensing device is constructed by a sensor case which is attached to a bottom surface of a footwear (e.g., sole of a shoe) and which contains a piezoelectric sensor, a sensor fixing member, a...
7015390 Triad pickup  
A removable and portable single pickup unit for stringed instruments such as guitars, and the like. The unit can be mounted inside of a sound hole of an acoustic guitar without damaging the...
7012182 Music apparatus with motion picture responsive to body action  
A performance processing apparatus is operable by an operation device and equipped with a sound device and a display device. In the apparatus, a storing section stores song data representative of...
6992243 Stringed instrument with tonal control  
A stringed instrument including a body having a top surface defining a picking area; a bridge supported by the top surface at one end of the picking area; a neck extending from the body at an...
6982376 Real drum trigger monitor and amplified tone module  
The real drum trigger monitor and amplified tone module is an electronic percussion instrument, satisfying the desire of drummers to have realistic electronic drums with the audible drum sound...
6979770 Multi-trigger electronic drum pedal  
A bass drum foot pedal assembly for triggering rapid multiple drum beats in an electronic drum or percussion synthesizer having a frame with an upper striking surface with an electronic drum...
6881885 Electronic pad with vibration isolation features  
The present invention is intended to provide an electronic cymbal having improved accuracy for detecting a striking force and a striking position without hampering a striking sensation and an...
6861582 Signal controller for a musical instrument  
A signal controller for a musical instrument such as a guitar includes a liquid-filled tilt-sensor that has means to cause a variation in electrical resistance that is exploited by control...
6852919 Extensions and generalizations of the pedal steel guitar  
Extensions and generalizations are made to the pedal steel guitar. Separate transducers provided to each string permit fixed or variable pitch and timbre modifications determined by stored program...
6852402 Dielectric cellular electret film and procedure for its manufacture  
Film of dielectric material, which film contains gas bubbles preferably of a flat shape. To achieve improved electrical properties, the film is given a large internal unipolar charge, which is...
6849792 Guitar pickup support assembly  
A guitar pickup mounting system is provided for mounting a pickup on a base plate adjacent a bridge which rides on first and second posts extending from the guitar body. Thus a height of the...
6822148 Electronic pad  
An electronic pad generates a sound imitating a tone generated during a musical performance by an acoustic percussion instrument. In some examples, an electronic hi-hat cymbal imitates the sound...