WO2011061470A8 - Bowing sensor for musical instrument - Google Patents

Bowing sensor for musical instrument

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Publication number
WO2011061470A8
WO2011061470A8 PCT/GB2010/001911 GB2010001911W WO2011061470A8 WO 2011061470 A8 WO2011061470 A8 WO 2011061470A8 GB 2010001911 W GB2010001911 W GB 2010001911W WO 2011061470 A8 WO2011061470 A8 WO 2011061470A8
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guide
sensor
musical
member
controller
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PCT/GB2010/001911
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French (fr)
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Dylan Menzies-Gow
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De Montfort University
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    • GPHYSICS
    • G10MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS; ACOUSTICS
    • G10HELECTROPHONIC MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS
    • G10H3/00Instruments in which the tones are generated by electromechanical means
    • G10H3/03Instruments in which the tones are generated by electromechanical means using pick-up means for reading recorded waves, e.g. on rotating discs drums, tapes or wires
    • G10H3/06Instruments in which the tones are generated by electromechanical means using pick-up means for reading recorded waves, e.g. on rotating discs drums, tapes or wires using photoelectric pick-up means
    • GPHYSICS
    • G10MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS; ACOUSTICS
    • G10HELECTROPHONIC MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS
    • G10H1/00Details of electrophonic musical instruments
    • G10H1/02Means for controlling the tone frequencies, e.g. attack, decay; Means for producing special musical effects, e.g. vibrato, glissando
    • G10H1/04Means for controlling the tone frequencies, e.g. attack, decay; Means for producing special musical effects, e.g. vibrato, glissando by additional modulation
    • G10H1/053Means for controlling the tone frequencies, e.g. attack, decay; Means for producing special musical effects, e.g. vibrato, glissando by additional modulation during execution only
    • G10H1/055Means for controlling the tone frequencies, e.g. attack, decay; Means for producing special musical effects, e.g. vibrato, glissando by additional modulation during execution only by switches with variable impedance elements
    • G10H1/0553Means for controlling the tone frequencies, e.g. attack, decay; Means for producing special musical effects, e.g. vibrato, glissando by additional modulation during execution only by switches with variable impedance elements using optical or light-responsive means
    • GPHYSICS
    • G10MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS; ACOUSTICS
    • G10HELECTROPHONIC MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS
    • G10H2220/00Input/output interfacing specifically adapted for electrophonic musical tools or instruments
    • G10H2220/155User input interfaces for electrophonic musical instruments
    • G10H2220/441Image sensing, i.e. capturing images or optical patterns for musical purposes or musical control purposes
    • G10H2220/455Camera input, e.g. analyzing pictures from a video camera and using the analysis results as control data
    • GPHYSICS
    • G10MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS; ACOUSTICS
    • G10HELECTROPHONIC MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS
    • G10H2230/00General physical, ergonomic or hardware implementation of electrophonic musical tools or instruments, e.g. shape or architecture
    • G10H2230/045Special instrument [spint], i.e. mimicking the ergonomy, shape, sound or other characteristic of a specific acoustic musical instrument category
    • G10H2230/075Spint stringed, i.e. mimicking stringed instrument features, electrophonic aspects of acoustic stringed musical instruments without keyboard; MIDI-like control therefor
    • G10H2230/081Spint viola
    • GPHYSICS
    • G10MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS; ACOUSTICS
    • G10HELECTROPHONIC MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS
    • G10H2250/00Aspects of algorithms or signal processing methods without intrinsic musical character, yet specifically adapted for or used in electrophonic musical processing
    • G10H2250/315Sound category-dependent sound synthesis processes [Gensound] for musical use; Sound category-specific synthesis-controlling parameters or control means therefor
    • G10H2250/441Gensound string, i.e. generating the sound of a string instrument, controlling specific features of said sound
    • G10H2250/445Bowed string instrument sound generation, controlling specific features of said sound, e.g. use of fret or bow control parameters for violin effects synthesis

Abstract

The invention provides a music controller, in the form of a bowing sensor. The music controller comprises a musical bow member (4) movable over a guide (2). Associated with the guide (2) is at least one optical flow sensor (6) for monitoring the speed and/or angle of the musical bow member (4) when it is moved longitudinally in contact with the guide, and optionally a pressure sensor (14) for monitoring the pressure of the bow member on the guide. That monitored data, combined with input from a keyboard or ribbon controller (16) enables an attached sound generating device (12) to generate sound that emulates the sound of a real bowed performance or other desired output.
PCT/GB2010/001911 2009-11-17 2010-10-14 Bowing sensor for musical instrument WO2011061470A8 (en)

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GB0920120A GB0920120D0 (en) 2009-11-17 2009-11-17 Music controller
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US13926123 US20130284001A1 (en) 2009-11-17 2013-06-25 Bowing sensor for musical instrument

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