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8461446 Foot operated control device for electronic drums  
This invention provides a unique foot operated control device for triggering synthesized sounds from an electronic drum module or any other sound generating module.
8461441 Stringed instruments with internal baffling  
A musical instrument with a hollow body is provided that has a top and a bottom, and at least one vertical baffle forming a meandering path within the hollow body of the musical instrument between...
8461438 Harp stand and methods of use thereof  
A harp support assembly is provided for supporting a portion of a harp. The harp support assembly includes a rod, a base assembly and a harp support member. The rod has a first and a second end....
8461445 Electronic percussion instrument having groupable playing pads  
An electronic percussion musical instrument comprises a plurality of playing pads for playing music by striking the face of each pad. The pads are configured to work either as individual pads...
8461444 Tone-generation timing synchronization method for online real-time session using electronic music device  
An online real-time session is conducted between at least two electronic music devices each equipped with an interface connectible to a communication network and a display with a touch sensing...
8461439 Musical instruments  
A musical instrument such as a trombone is manufactured by moulding from polymeric material. The instrument has a moulded body section which has an internal bore through which air is blown by the...
8461442 Computer-readable storage medium having music playing program stored therein and music playing apparatus  
At a time T0, prior read reproduction is started with a volume of 0. Upon starting the prior read reproduction, MIDI events containing note events are sequentially generated. Each time each of the...
8461443 Control of light in response to an audio signal  
Method, device and system for generating a light control parameter for controlling light (20), e.g. ambient light, in response to an audio signal (A). The audio signal (A) is analyzed in order to...
8461440 Quick change drum head assembly  
A musical instrument fitted with a quick change percussion drum head/tuner assembly wherein, e.g., a conventional snare drum is provided on the open top end of its shell with a base ring of the...
8457341 Sound reproduction with improved low frequency characteristics  
A sound reproduction system (10) is disclosed in which a sound barrier (14) defines a horn passageway having an upstream (22) and a downstream section (24). A driver (12) is mounted at the throat...
8455746 Beater bracket and variable drive lever system with variable pivot point spring rotor for bass drum foot pedals  
Described is a bass drum foot pedal having a variable drive lever linkage with variable arc ratios connecting the foot pedal to a beater bracket. The beater bracket is formed with a mounting...
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...
8455747 Musical learning aid  
A musical learning aid that help users learn and understand how musical pieces are composed. The present invention is able to help users understand how scales and chords are constructed....
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...
8455750 Methods of providing pickups and other accessories on stringed instruments and the stringed instrument  
The invention provides a method of replacing, exchanging or repositioning pickups and other accessories used by stringed instruments from the back of the musical instrument.
8454406 Chorusing toy system  
A chorusing toy system includes multiple sound-generating devices. The sound-generating devices each include a storage module, a sound-generating unit, and a circuit module. The storage module...
8455745 Musical instrument and method of forming a surface thereof  
A musical instrument and method of making the surface of a musical instrument for use as a pan drum includes providing a sheet of metal, securing an outer peripheral region of the sheet of metal...
8455744 Adjustable magnetic guitar or similar stringed instrument support  
An improved adjustable stringed instrument apparatus, hereafter known as ‘support’, ‘instrument support’ or ‘guitar support’, that supports the instrument in playing position while the user is in...
8454418 Methods and apparatus for stringed controllers and instruments  
Stringed instruments, game controllers, and related structures and methods are described. A game controller having one or more strings is described for a computer gaming application. A plurality...
8455748 Tuner device  
A pitch detection device in which a frequency can be lowered after having maintained both a pitch error accuracy and a response time at practical values to reduce current consumption. Because a...
8450588 Hands-free harmonica mounting system and method of use  
Provided is a hands-free harmonica mounting system and method of use designed as a live performance tool with several advantages not provided by commercially available hands-free harmonica holding...
8450593 Stringed instrument with active string termination motion control  
A system for controlling for at least one string of a musical instrument by selectively exciting or damping vibration of the string is provided. The system includes at least one transducer...
8450587 Bracing system for stringed instrument  
A bracing structure for a soundboard for a musical instrument is disclosed, the bracing structure being a unitary sheet structure having a plurality of elongate semi-tubular elements. Each of the...
8450590 Reproducing apparatus, recording medium, reproducing method, and reproducing program  
Disclosed herein is a reproducing apparatus for continuously reading and reproducing a plurality of content data items from a content data storage unit which stores the plurality of content data...
8450589 Nonvolatile storage module, access module, musical sound data file generation module and musical sound generation system  
Musical sound data groups are recorded in nonvolatile memory banks by multiplexing the data without being compressed. A data reader reads the musical sound data in parallel from the plurality of...
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...
8450591 Methods for generating new output sounds from input sounds  
Methods for dynamically analyzing input sounds and processing the input sounds to define a new set of output sounds are provided. One method includes receiving a first set of input sounds and a...
8446947 Method for encoding a digital signal into a scalable bitstream; method for decoding a scalable bitstream  
A method for encoding a digital signal into a scalable bitstream comprising quantizing the digital signal, and encoding the quantized signal to form a core-layer bitstream, performing an error...
8444486 Systems and methods for indicating input actions in a rhythm-action game  
Systems and methods for displaying cues indicating input actions in a rhythm-action game may include: displaying, to a player of a rhythm-action game, a lane divided into at least two sub-lanes,...
8445768 Method and apparatus for audio mixing  
A method, apparatus and computer program product for mixing audio is presented. A plurality of tracks is displayed in a user interface, each track of the plurality of tracks including at least one...
8445766 Electronic display of sheet music  
This disclosure relates to techniques, devices, and systems for displaying sheet music on one or more electronic devices. One example method of displaying sheet music on an electronic device...
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...
8445767 Method and system for interactive musical game  
An invention for an interactive musical game is presented that does not require the user to mentally map musical notation to instrument keys. More specifically, the invention comprises methods,...
8444452 Wireless musical figurines  
A method, system, and medium are provided for a wireless musical figurine belonging to a set of wireless musical figurines that play audio files in coordination with one another. One system of the...
8445770 Programable switch for configuring circuit topologies  
The disclosed invention is a programmable switch for configuring circuit topologies. The switch can be any type of mechanical or electronic switch. Every setting of the switch can be programmed by...
8445765 Keyboard device  
A keyboard device capable of reconstructing a unique clicking sense of an acoustic piano is provided. A first incline portion (a plane or curved surface) of a sliding surface is inclined towards a...
8440902 Interactive multi-channel data sonification to accompany data visualization with partitioned timbre spaces using modulation of timbre as sonification information carriers  
Interactive data sonification for representing multidimensional numerical information with a plurality of variable-timbre channels for use complementing data visualization is described. The method...
8440899 Lighting systems and related methods  
A lighting system. Implementations may include an AC input power source coupled with a power conditioning and control module adapted output a low voltage high frequency pulse width modulated (PWM)...
8440895 Pedal for drum  
To provide a drum pedal with a suppressed deflection and no fluctuation in beat timing or beat force of a beater, which allows the player to perform with a desired well-modulated tone, and to...
8440894 Device for supporting a string musical instrument  
Device for supporting a guitar (1) or another string instrument, with a support (2) which is fastened on its upper part to a guitar body (9) in a lockable hinge (4). In an unfolded position the...
8442825 Biomimetic voice identifier  
A device for voice identification including a receiver, a segmenter, a resolver, two advancers, a buffer, and a plurality of IIR resonator digital filters where each IIR filter comprises a set of...
8440897 Guitar with high speed, closed-loop tension control  
A guitar is played during performance by rapid change in the tension of its strings. In one embodiment, rapid, accurate, and repeatable tuning is obtained by a two-step process of adjusting the...
8440901 Musical score position estimating apparatus, musical score position estimating method, and musical score position estimating program  
A musical score position estimating apparatus includes a sound feature quantity generating unit configured to generate a feature quantity of an input sound signal, and, a score position estimating...
8440898 Automatic positioning of music notation  
A system that allows the repositioning (scrolling) of the displayed portion of a music notation computer file in rasterized format, according to an internal or external time code/metronome, to...
8440896 Keyboard device  
This key structure includes rotating shaft sections 12, 16, and 20 which are respectively provided in the rear end of key bodies 11, 15, and 19 arrayed in parallel, and serve as rotation fulcrums...
8440900 Intervalgram representation of audio for melody recognition  
A system, method, and computer readable storage medium generates an audio fingerprint for an input audio clip that is robust to differences in key, instrumentation, and other performance...
8442816 Music-piece classification based on sustain regions  
Audio data representative of a music piece is converted into data components in respective different frequency bands for every unit time interval to generate time frequency data pieces assigned to...
8436240 Quick release coupling  
A quick release coupling has a first component with an axial portion terminating in a shoulder defining an abutment surface. A second component has a collar with a cavity defining an internal...
8438013 Music-piece classification based on sustain regions and sound thickness  
Audio data representative of a music piece is converted into data components in respective different frequency bands for every unit time interval to generate time frequency data pieces assigned to...