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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...
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...
8916763 Transducer  
Provided is a transducer that can be attached to a desired position and removed therefrom and that does not damage musical instruments. A first magnet member and a second magnet member are...
8889977 Electrical pickup for stringed musical instrument  
An electric pickup for stringed musical instruments for installation on a bridge that includes height-adjusting wheels for adjusting string height. The pickup includes three piezo-electric sensing...
8822805 Musical instrument  
A musical instrument and acoustic/electrical pickup is provided. The instrument includes acoustic and/or electrical pickup capabilities but also retains the feel of an acoustic instrument. The...
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...
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...
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...
8680390 Foot-operated controller  
Highly expressive and flexibly programmable foot-operated controllers are described. Specific implementations are intended for musical applications and allow musicians an unprecedented degree of...
8648244 Percussion instrument and method of manufacture  
A percussion instrument including an acoustic chamber housing having a zigzag shape, a material chamber housing having the zigzag shape, a sound board having the zigzag shape arranged between the...
8642878 Pickup assemblies, systems and methods for stringed instruments  
A pickup assembly is provided comprising a bridge defining an elongated slot, a saddle at least partially disposed within the slot, and at least one transducer. The slot has a slot end surface and...
8492640 Interactive sound-and-light art device with wireless transmission and sensing functions  
The present invention relates to an interactive sound-and-light art device with wireless transmission and sensing functions, which is primarily composed of a plurality of acoustic sensor nodes in...
8455749 Detachable electric pickup for musical instrument  
A detachable (portable) electrical pickup for musical instruments, such as basses, that includes a clamp to secure the pickup to the bridge of an instrument, a piezo crystal sensor, an integral...
8263850 Percussion detecting apparatus  
A percussion detecting apparatus capable of enhancing an effect of disturbance interception by intercepting a micro-vibration conveyed from a support frame. A pad member has a pad having a...
8258392 Stroke sensing device for percussion instruments  
A percussion instrument striking detection device is configured to minimize time lag from striking the head until detection of head vibrations and for reliable detection of the vibrations in...
8088988 Triangular mode guitar pickup  
An improved transducer structure for musical instruments, principally for stringed instruments, permitting the production of an electrical analog signal which faithfully reproduces sound waves...
8022290 Strike input device for electronic percussion instrument  
A piezo electric element generates a vibrating voltage in response to a striking force on a pad. The piezo electric element is connected across a series connection of a linear resistor and a...
7982125 Transducer and stringed musical instrument including the same  
A transducer includes a piezoelectric element attached to a stringed musical instrument with an adhesive layer, and at least one intermediate layer provided in a thickness-wise middle portion of...
7842879 Touch sensitive impact controlled electronic signal transfer device  
One embodiment of the Touch sensitive impact controlled signal transfer device invention whereas the invention is used as a musical glove device that sends electrical signals to a sound module...
7812243 Stringed instrument with embedded DSP modeling for modeling acoustic stringed instruments  
Disclosed is a stringed instrument with embedded DSP modeling capabilities to model an acoustic stringed instrument. The stringed instrument has a body and a plurality of strings and each of the...
7804018 Electric stringed musical instrument and pickup unit incorporated therein for converting vibrations to signal  
An electric cello is equipped with a pickup unit under a bridge, and strings are stretched to press the bridge; the pickup unit has a bridge tray where the bridge stands and a piezoelectric...
7759571 Transcending extensions of classical south Asian musical instruments  
South Asia's unique musical instruments and raag systems have provided many rich treasures to Western music. This invention melds Western-music technologies with the innovations, timbre, playing...
7667129 Controlling audio effects  
An audio effects control for and method of controlling the application of special audio effects applied to an audio signal, comprises a sensor configured to sense movement associated with the...
7655857 Apparatus and method for detecting displacement of a movable member of an electronic musical instrument  
An apparatus for detecting the displacement of a movable member of an electronic musical instrument. The apparatus has superior mechanical durability compared to displacement sensors of the past...
7612273 Electronic percussion instrument  
An electronic percussion instrument that detects vibrations due to a hit and outputs a corresponding signal where the head of the instrument is held in place independent of a rim part. The...
7589275 Electronic hi-hat cymbal  
An electronic hi-hat cymbal comprises a hi-hat having a strike detector, a pedal unit having a stepped degree detector, a waveform data memory for storing a plurality of electronic hi-hat sound...
7582822 Metronome and system for maintaining a common tempo among a plurality of musicians  
A method and apparatus provides metronomes capable of wireless synchronization with other similar metronomes. A metronome includes a tactile device capable of conveying the tempo and beat to a...
7569758 Electronic percussion system and electronic percussion instrument incorporated therein  
An electronic drum system includes an electronic drum having a shell, a drum head stretched across an opening of the shell, a vibration sensor converting vibrations of the drum head to an electric...
7563977 Stringed musical instrument device  
A stringed musical instrument device that functions as a peripheral for a computer or computing device, whereby electronic transducers placed inside and/or outside the instrument convert the...
7555291 Mobile wireless communication terminals, systems, methods, and computer program products for providing a song play list  
A mobile wireless communication terminal includes a wireless communication module and a controller. The wireless communication module is configured to communicate with other communication...
7547833 Key driving apparatus and keyboard musical instrument  
A key driving apparatus for driving a key may include, but is not limited to, a first elastically deformable unit. The first elastically deformable unit is configured to receive a first control...
7534954 Electric harp  
An electrified musical instrument having a pickup wire (30), multiple strings (6), and a frame, typically comprising a head (2), diagonal arm (24), front column (16), and rear column (18),...
7498505 Storage medium storing breath blowing determining program, breath blowing determining apparatus, breath blowing determining method, storage medium storing game program, game apparatus, and game control method  
A game apparatus includes an operating switch and a microphone. A player operates a player object through intuition by the operating switch or inputting a sound. The number of zero crossings...
7427711 Particle based touch interaction for the creation of media streams  
Methods and apparatus for manipulating physical objects to produce sounds that are correlated with the feel of the objects being manipulated. Example devices called the PebbleBox, CrumbleBag and...
7394015 Pickup device for plucked string instrument and plucked string instrument  
A pickup device (11) sandwiched between strings (3) and a top (4) of a body in a plucked string instrument comprises: a saddle (16) transmitting vibrations of the strings (3) to the body; and a...
7378589 Portable rhythm sensible tool  
A sound determination unit previously divides sound into a low sound range for first sound, a middle sound range for second sound, and a high sound range for third sound by its frequency band....
7339106 Electric stringed musical instrument equipped with single vibration sensor provided inside of body  
An electric contrabass has a bridge structure on a body in which an inner space is defined, and the body is further formed with a slit under the bridge structure so that the lid of the body...
7323632 Percussion transducer  
A ring-shaped percussion transducer for converting a striking impact into a representative electrical pulse triggering signal is suitable for mounting on the center axis of a percussion...
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...
7294777 Electronic tone generation system and batons therefor  
An electronic tone generation system including a plurality of separate, portable, handheld transmitters, or batons, that are provided as “instruments” to one or more players. Each baton can be...
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...
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...
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...
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...

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