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Tremolo Structure for Stringed Instrument

We call the it the P-WHAMMY The whammy bar itself is nothing new. Since the 1940s we’ve seen the Bigsby, then in the mid-50s Leo Fender came along and changed well just about everything we know about electric guitars and basses. The Stratocaster is probably the most common guitar you will see today that sports the whammy bar. The P-whammy’s goal is to improve all the flaws of the original whammy bar and give you quicker response and precise feel and control. The smaller size does no
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Self-muting Audio Connector

This self-muting plug system enables quiet, buzz and pop-free removal from and insertion into jack sockets on guitars and other electronic instruments while the amplifier volume is enabled. When not inserted in a jack, the plug mechanism automatically grounds the audio signal and breaks the ground connection upon insertion into a jack. When the plug is inserted, no longitudinal force is exerted on the jack. Instead, a protruding button on the spring contact pushes the spring contact downw
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Adjustable Neck-angle Joint for Stringed Musical Instrument

The Adjustable Neck-Angle Joint is actually a bolt-on neck joint that gives benefits such as: •The ability to use completely different types of bridges on the same instrument. •Several settings on the same instrument. •The possibility to alter the instrument's resonance. •Easier instrument tune-up. Benefits useful not only for beginners who want to experiment with their sound with the minimum cost, but also for experts who want to alter their sound but not the instrument.
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Kunstwelt - beyond Karaoke...

The high interest in participating in artistic performances is evidenced by the success of Karaoke. Kunstwelt goes beyond by providing a genuine immersive experience. The user becomes part of the artistic event: he feels singing and playing in a company, taking an integral part or role in the performance. Doing so, he is assisted by the presentation of a virtual role model that he can mimic. Thus, even complete newcomers can start immediately. And Kunstwelt is not limited to single users;
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Guiding Star

Many abilities are highly attractive, especially artistic as well as sports skills. But under natural conditions, their acquisition is really hard work. But learning psychology has a tool to make things easier: observational learning, a type of learning that happens as a result of observing the behaviour of another person – your Guiding Star. The invention unlocks and amplifies the potential of observational learning: Guiding Star allows applying observational learning in fields where
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Method of Modifying the Frequency Response of a Wooden Article

Disclosed is a method for modifying the frequency response of a wooden article by exciting the article with acoustic energy. Frequency response is the measure of a system's spectrum response at the output due to a signal of varying frequency (but constant amplitude) at its input. The acoustic energy includes at least one excitation frequency, a composite broadband frequency component, or a combination thereof, which is preferably in the audible spectrum (20 to 20,000 Hz). The use of acoustic ene
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Microphone Devices and Methods for Tuning Microphone Devices

The present invention relates generally to microphone devices useful, for example, in hearing aid devices. The present invention relates more particularly to tunable microphone devices, and methods used to tune them. One aspect of the present invention is a microphone device that includes at least one microphone element. Each microphone element comprises a diaphragm suspended by a substrate; a solid electrolyte disposed on the diaphragm; an anode electrically coupled to the solid electrolyte; an
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Systems, Methods, and Media for Identifying Matching Audio

System, methods, and media that: receive a first piece of audio content; identify a first plurality of atoms that describe at least a portion of the first piece of audio content using a Matching Pursuit algorithm; form a first group of atoms from at least a portion of the first plurality of atoms, the first group of atoms having first group parameters; form at least one first hash value for the first group of atoms based on the first group parameters; compare the at least one first hash value wi
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3d Soundscaping

A system and method for tracking and tracing motions of multiple incoherent sound sources and for visualizing the resultant overall sound pressure distribution in 3D space in real time are developed. This new system needs only four microphones (although more could be used) that can be mounted at any position so long as they are not placed on the same plane. A sample configuration is to mount three microphones on the y, z plane, while the 4th microphone on a plane perpendicular to the y, z plane.
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Bilinear Algorithms and Vlsi Implementations of Forward and Inverse Mdct with Applications to Mp3 Audio

Provided herein are hardware efficient bilinear algorithms and methods to compute MDCT/IMDCT of 2n and 4.3n points. The algorithms and methods for composite lengths have practical applications in MP3 audio encoding and decoding. The MDT/IMDCT can be converted to type-IV discrete cosine transforms (DCT-IV). Using group theory, the methods decomposes DCT-IV transform kernel matrix into groups of cyclic and Hankel product matrices. Bilinear algorithms are then applied to efficiently evaluate these
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Apparatus for Noise Suppression in an Audio Signal

An apparatus for noise suppression having a linear prediction analysis circuit having an LP error filter (LFF), which takes a first, noisy voice signal y(n)=x(n)+[epsilon](n) as a basis for producing an LP-error-filter output signal e(n), having a coefficient calculation unit (KBE), which updates the coefficients of the LP error filter on the basis of the internal signals (including the input and out signals y(n) and e(n)) in the LP error filter, and having a subtraction unit, which subtracts th
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Method for Separating Signal Paths and Use for Improving Speech Using Electric Larynx

In order to improve the speech quality of an electric larynx (EL) speaker, the speech signal of which is digitized by suitable means, the following steps are carried out: a) dividing a single-channel speech signal into a series of frequency channels by transferring it from a time domain into a discrete frequency domain; b) filtering out the modulation frequency of the EL by way of a high-pass or notch filter, in each frequency channel; and c) back-transforming the filtered speech signal from the
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Method for Managing Digital Audio Flows

The aim of the invention is to provide a method for managing digital audio flows of a musical work, involving creation of digital audio flows known as tracks (p1 to p21) for a single musical work, said tracks having a duration substantially equal to the musical work, each of said digital audio flows corresponding to an audio signal, and characterized in that, when created, it comprises: regrouping said tracks into two sets (G1 to G5), the tracks and the sets being called elements; setting constr
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A System and Method for Streaming Music Repair and Error Concealment

A method is provided for analysing the self-similarity of an audio file. The method involves obtaining the audio spectrum envelope data of an audio file to be analysed; performing a clustering operation on the spectrum envelope data to produce a clustered set of data; for a first portion of the clustered data, performing a string matching operation on at least one other portion of the clustered data; and based on the results of the string matching operation, determining the at least one other po
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Device and Method for Expanding Frequency Band, Device and Method for Encoding, Device and Method for Decoding, and Program

The present invention relates to a frequency band extension apparatus and method, an encoding apparatus and method, a decoding apparatus and method, and a program, with which a music signal can be reproduced with higher sound quality by means of frequency band extension. [0002]Band-pass filters 13 obtain a plurality of subband signals from an input signal. A frequency envelope extracting circuit 14 extracts a frequency envelope from the plurality of subband signals obtained by the plurality of
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