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9060237 Musical measurement stimuli  
Systems and method for performing adaptive audio signal processing using music as a measurement stimulus signal. A musical stimuli generator may be used to generate musical stimulus signals...
9035160 Electronic music controller using inertial navigation  
A percussion controller comprises an instrumented striker including devices for obtaining inertial measurements and a wireless transmitter, a sensor-enabled striking surface that receives an...
9024172 Acostical optical pickup for use in a stringed musical instrument  
An acoustic instrument is fitted with a flexible member that is fitted into the instrument and attached to the bridge of the instrument in such a fashion that the member vibrates freely in sync...
9024171 Sensor assembly for stringed musical instruments  
A sensor assembly for a stringed musical instrument having a plurality of movable strings includes a primary winding extending outward to form a mounting member and adapted to be disposed on the...
9018510 Musical instrument, method and recording medium  
At a timing at which a music playing operation is made by way of a music playing member, it is determined whether the position coordinates of the music playing member belong to any of a plurality...
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...
9018508 Playing apparatus, method, and program recording medium  
A sensor obtains an angular rate of a stick member. A sound source map includes plural areas disposed in a virtual space. CPU presumes a direction of a turning axis of the stick member based on...
9012758 Acoustical transmission line chamber for stringed musical instrument  
An electric stringed musical instrument includes a body, a neck extending from the body, a plurality of tensioned strings extending between the body and the neck and an electric pick-up mounted to...
9006555 Percussion instrument apparatus, system and process  
A percussion instrument that suppresses erroneous detection by a rim sensor includes a first plate affixed to a frame, a second plate elastically supported on the first plate by one or more...
9006553 Rod-shaped electronic percussion instrument  
A rod-shaped electronic percussion instrument is provided. A rod-shaped percussion instrument, which has a striking surface made of an elastic material in a substantially rectangular shape when...
9006554 Human interface device with optical tube assembly  
A human interface device may include at least one analog control pressure surface that may operate in conjunction with at least one optical tube assembly (OTA) to allow precision human control of...
8993867 Mobile communication device with musical instrument functions  
Describes a mobile communication device (1, 20, 55, 111, 150, 200, 220, 335) having musical instrument (percussion, keyboards, string and blow) function, which “can be scrapped onto the user's...
8987576 Electronic musical instrument  
An automatic tuning system for pendulum clocks provides for a separable magnet and ferromagnetic attractor, one positioned on the pendulum and one positioned off of the pendulum and adjustable to...
8987577 Electronic musical instruments using mouthpieces and FSR sensors  
Electronic musical instruments as disclosed, include sensors to digitize and alter the sound using FSR sensors in the mouthpieces and other elements of the instrument to mimic the variations...
8975502 Guitar with body-mounted tuning system  
A very efficient guitar design, light weight and having a body-mounted tuning system to assist with performance is disclosed. The guitar comprises two main components: an acoustic body and a...
8969701 Musical instrument pickup with field modifier  
A magnetic pickup for a stringed musical instrument with a secondary magnetic source that modifies the primary magnetic field distribution of the pickup. The secondary source comprises at least...
8969702 Pickup unit of electric stringed instrument  
A pickup unit of an electric stringed instrument is constituted of a vibrator supporting strings, a support which is installed inside the recess of a lower bridge so as to support the vibrator,...
8946536 Electronic cymbal assembly with modular self-dampening triggering system  
The present invention includes a method and apparatus for temporary dampening and temporary conversion of a wide range of an analog percussion surfaces into electronic percussive surfaces by means...
8940994 Illuminated non-contact cymbal pickup  
A sound pickup for musical cymbals includes an integrated assembly attachable to a cymbal stand. The integrated assembly includes a plurality of microphones arranged to achieve optimal quality and...
8937541 Anti-theft device for a musical instrument  
A musical instrument location transmitting device and system includes a musical instrument having a location transmitting device and an electric power source permanently secured in the musical...
8933310 Acoustic/electronic drum assembly  
An acoustic/electronic drum assembly comprising a mesh batter drumhead comprising a mesh membrane and an annular ring, a resonant drumhead comprising an acoustic membrane and an annular ring, the...
8933315 Impact responsive portable electronic drumhead  
A portable electronic drumhead includes a sensor responsive to drumstick impacts in producing electrical signal pulses input to headphones to thereby simulate sounds of an acoustic drumhead. The...
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...
8892261 System and method for automatically creating a specific atmosphere by controlling contributions of sensorial perceptible stimulus means  
The invention relates to the automatic creation of a specific atmosphere by controlling contributions of sensorial perceptible stimulus means such as lights, sounds, and scents. The invention...
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Musical measurement stimuli
 
Systems and method for performing adaptive audio signal processing using music as a measurement stimulus signal. A musical stimuli generator may be used to generate musical stimulus signals...
8884150 Microphone array transducer for acoustical musical instrument  
A dipole microphone array is provided for an acoustical stringed instrument of the type having a body and a plurality of strings spaced from the body. The array includes a plurality of microphone...
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...
8872015 Cymbal transducer using electret accelerometer  
In one embodiment, a cymbal system includes a cymbal and a transducer couplable to the cymbal. The transducer has a sound pressure microphone, and a casing hermetically sealing the sound pressure...
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...
8859866 Keyboard instrument  
In a predetermined sound generation mode, a drive signal having a frequency characteristic corresponding to an operated key is supplied to an excitation unit provided on a soundboard. In response...
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...
8841538 Detachable electronic drum  
An electronic drum has an induction board and a securing frame. The induction board has a drumhead, a connection device and a detecting assembly. The connection device is adapted to be...
8841527 Electric drum and cymbal with spider web-like sensor  
An electronic percussion instrument may include a percussion member that generates vibrations when percussed, a vibration resonance member, a vibration damping member, and an electronic sound...
8835740 Video game controller  
A controller configured to interactively control images, such as visual images including video images in interactive-multi-media including video games and the like. In one preferred embodiment, a...
8822804 Digital aerophones and dynamic impulse response systems  
Method and apparatus for playing existing aerophone musical instruments e.g. bagpipe or constructing new instruments or more general human interaction devices by continuous estimation of the...
8816182 Digital audio connections for portable handheld computing devices  
Systems and methods for processing a signal of an electric guitar are provided. An input guitar signal is received by a portable handheld computing device. The input guitar signal is processed...
8809666 Electronic drum induction structure  
The present invention relates to an electronic drum induction structure, and more particularly to a structure eliminating noise generated from a drumhead of an electronic drum so as to transmit...
8802957 Mobile replacement-dialogue recording system  
A mobile replacement-dialogue recording system enables the creation of replacement-dialogue items by mobile users not at a media recording studio. Studio-users prepare guide media video, audio and...
8802958 Input device for an electronic system and methods of using same  
Devices and methods for controlling an electronic system are provided. An embodiment of a device comprises a spring having a first end with a first handle and a second end with a second handle. A...
8796530 Musical instrument with acoustic transducer  
The musical instrument has a acoustic transducer, which transforms an excitation signal generated by at least one resonator into an acoustic signal. The acoustic transducer is provided with an...
8796531 Programmable pickup director switching system and method of use  
A programmable pickup director switching system for a musical instrument having a plurality of pickup coils and a pickup director control board communicatively interconnected to the plurality of...
8791351 Magnetic flux concentrator for increasing the efficiency of an electromagnetic pickup  
An electromagnetic pickup adapted to be secured to a stringed musical instrument, such as a guitar or bass or the like, of the type having a plurality of magnetic strings of ferromagnetic...
8777747 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...
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...
8754318 Cymbal pickup and stand provided with the same  
A cymbal pickup is described, including a sensor detecting the vibration of the cymbal, and a sensor attaching part to which the sensor is attached. The cymbal has, through its center, a hole that...
8754317 Electronic music stand performer subsystems and music communication methodologies  
An electronic music stand system and methodologies relating thereto are presented. The electronic music stand system is comprised of a performer subsystem comprising a processing subsystem,...
8742244 Electronic hi-hat cymbal controller  
An electronic hi-hat cymbal controller is disclosed. The controller includes a hi-hat cymbal stand having a pedal and a shaft. The pedal is configured and arranged to move the shaft. A lower...
8729378 Non-contact cymbal pickup using multiple microphones  
As described herein, a sound pickup for musical cymbals includes an integrated assembly attachable to a cymbal stand. The integrated assembly includes a plurality of microphones arranged and...
8723014 Musical tone control device, system and process  
A musical tone control device capable of generating a hi-hat sound intended by the performer operates such that, when striking surface position information corresponds to a first position,...
8716586 Process and device for synthesis of an audio signal according to the playing of an instrumentalist that is carried out on a vibrating body  
Process for synthesis of a synthesized audio signal, in which at least one audio signal of contact is produced for each excitation contact of a sequence of contacts carried out on a vibrating body...