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Shuji Hata: Trigger circuit unit for operating light emitting members such as leds or motors for use in personal ornament or toy in synchronization with music. Jalco, Rogers & Killeen, April 4, 1995: US05402702 (130 worldwide citation)

A trigger circuit unit including: a forward circuit block having a pickup circuit such as a microphone for picking up a signal of music so as to convert it into an electric signal; a filter circuit for selecting a portion of the band from a picked up audible frequency band; and a limit amplifier cir ...


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Philip Y F Lui: Computerized music data system and input/out devices using related rhythm coding. Leighton K Chong, September 15, 1992: US05146833 (104 worldwide citation)

A computerized musical instrument system has a processing system for converting multiple modes of music data input into relative rhythm coded data in the format of pitch codes and relative rhythm codes for designating respective types of rhythm elements, including the pitches, as they occur in the b ...


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David H Sitrick: Multi-dimensional transformation systems and display communication architecture for musical compositions. March 17, 1998: US05728960 (101 worldwide citation)

A musical display system produces a display presentation in one of a plurality of formats from an original musical composition, the formats being created from the original musical composition responsive to input variables and a selected operating mode. The system is comprised of means to receive the ...


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Joseph S Gershen: Method and apparatus for interactively creating new arrangements for musical compositions. Irell & Manella, September 1, 1998: US05801694 (63 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatus are provided for interactively creating new arrangements of prerecorded musical works. The musical work is represented on a digital medium in the form of a database comprising a plurality of fixed musical sequences, and a template comprising a plurality of sequence positions. E ...


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Michael W Topic, Wayne P Connolly: Detection of musical gestures. Fairlight Instruments, Davis Bujold & Streck, May 16, 1989: US04829872 (61 worldwide citation)

Musical information is analyzed in terms of pitch and/or amplitude to provide an output which is useful in controlling musical synthesizers but may have other applications also. By controlling music synthesizers, synthesized sounds may be played in synchronism with source music. Detection of musical ...


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Marcian E Hoff Jr: Entertainment and creative expression device for easily playing along to background music. Breakaway Technologies, Philip M Shaw Jr, September 20, 1988: US04771671 (57 worldwide citation)

An electronic entertainment device which allows an untrained vocalist or instrumentalist to easily synthesize an instrumental lead, and optionally, one or more harmonies, simultaneous with the lead, playing along with predefined background musical sequences. While the background parts to a song are ...


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Neil C Skinn, Stephen J Freeland: Automatic musical instrument tuning system. TransPerformance, Dean P Edmundson, March 20, 1990: US04909126 (55 worldwide citation)

A tuning system is described for automatically tuning a musical instrument having adjustment means for changing the frequency of a musical tone produced by the instrument. The tuning system is useful with respect to a wide variety of musical instruments, e.g., stringed instruments such as guitars, h ...


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Brian C Gibson, George J Spark: Pitch detection apparatus. IVL Technologies, Christensen O Connor Johnson & Kindness, August 25, 1987: US04688464 (54 worldwide citation)

A pitch detector is disclosed that automatically recognizes the pitch of musical notes quickly and outputs the pitch information in a variety of formats. The detector employs a microprocessor that samples the signal from a musical instrument or voice at regular intervals using an analog-to-digital c ...


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Marc H Segan, Michael Newsome: Electronic percussion synthesizer assembly. Cohen Pontani Lieberman & Pavane, August 25, 1992: US05140889 (51 worldwide citation)

An electronic percussion synthesizer assembly incorporates a novel structure for supporting the drum heads. The novel supporting structure comprises a spider assembly (83) comprised of a plurality of legs (150) joined at one end for defining a hub (152) and secured at their free ends to the perimete ...


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Neil C Skinn, Stephen J Freeland: Automatic musical instrument tuning system. Dean P Edmundson, February 14, 1989: US04803908 (50 worldwide citation)

A tuning system is described for automatically tuning a musical instrument having adjustment means for changing the frequency of a musical tone produced by the instrument. The tuning system is useful with respect to a wide variety of musical instruments, e.g., stringed instruments such as guitars, h ...



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