WO2003017248A3 - Music instrument system and method - Google Patents

Music instrument system and method

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WO2003017248A3
WO2003017248A3 PCT/US2002/026153 US0226153W WO2003017248A3 WO 2003017248 A3 WO2003017248 A3 WO 2003017248A3 US 0226153 W US0226153 W US 0226153W WO 2003017248 A3 WO2003017248 A3 WO 2003017248A3
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beam
synthesizer
music
performer
play
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PCT/US2002/026153
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French (fr)
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Jerry Riopelle
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Humanbeams Inc
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    • G10H2210/341Rhythm pattern selection, synthesis or composition
    • G10H2210/371Rhythm syncopation, i.e. timing offset of rhythmic stresses or accents, e.g. note extended from weak to strong beat or started before strong beat
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    • G10H2220/405Beam sensing or control, i.e. input interfaces involving substantially immaterial beams, radiation, or fields of any nature, used, e.g. as a switch as in a light barrier, or as a control device, e.g. using the theremin electric field sensing principle
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    • G10H2220/405Beam sensing or control, i.e. input interfaces involving substantially immaterial beams, radiation, or fields of any nature, used, e.g. as a switch as in a light barrier, or as a control device, e.g. using the theremin electric field sensing principle
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    • G10H2230/005Device type or category
    • G10H2230/015PDA [personal digital assistant] or palmtop computing devices used for musical purposes, e.g. portable music players, tablet computers, e-readers or smart phones in which mobile telephony functions need not be used
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    • G10H2240/00Data organisation or data communication aspects, specifically adapted for electrophonic musical tools or instruments
    • G10H2240/011Files or data streams containing coded musical information, e.g. for transmission
    • G10H2240/046File format, i.e. specific or non-standard musical file format used in or adapted for electrophonic musical instruments, e.g. in wavetables
    • G10H2240/061MP3, i.e. MPEG-1 or MPEG-2 Audio Layer III, lossy audio compression
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    • G10H2240/171Transmission of musical instrument data, control or status information; Transmission, remote access or control of music data for electrophonic musical instruments
    • G10H2240/201Physical layer or hardware aspects of transmission to or from an electrophonic musical instrument, e.g. voltage levels, bit streams, code words or symbols over a physical link connecting network nodes or instruments
    • G10H2240/211Wireless transmission, e.g. of music parameters or control data by radio, infrared or ultrasound
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    • G10H2240/201Physical layer or hardware aspects of transmission to or from an electrophonic musical instrument, e.g. voltage levels, bit streams, code words or symbols over a physical link connecting network nodes or instruments
    • G10H2240/255Optical fibre transmission for electrophonic musical instrument purposes, e.g. hum mitigation
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    • G10H2240/281Protocol or standard connector for transmission of analog or digital data to or from an electrophonic musical instrument
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Abstract

A method and system (10) which allow even a novice performer to easily play music which is not disharmonious and which is pleasing to the performer and his or her audience. The music is prefrably created by the performer breaking one or more beams of light (15, 17), which are emitted by one or more beam emitters (26) and received, or detected, by one or more beam detectors (28). When a beam detector determines that a beam has been broken, a trigger (51) is sent to a synthesizer (56), with such synthesizer preferably being a computer interfaced to the beam detectors via a universal serial bus connection. The synthesizer selects from one or more electronic sounds, based on a pre-programmed collection of sounds. An amplifier (60) and speakers (62, 64, 66, 68, 70, 72) play the sound.
PCT/US2002/026153 2001-08-16 2002-08-16 Music instrument system and method WO2003017248A3 (en)

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