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Sound Effects

Sound Effects patent applications listed include Date, Patent Application Number, Patent Title, Patent Abstract summary and are linked to the corresponding patent application page.

09/18/14 - 20140270214 - Method and apparatus for audio effects chain sequencing
An audio effects chain sequencing apparatus alters the sequence of effects units in an effects chain so that different sequences of effects units can be connected. In one example the audio effects chain sequencing apparatus can have an external input port and an external output port, at least two component...

09/18/14 - 20140270215 - Device and method for processing signals associated with sound
A method and device may color or modify the tone or sound quality of audio input signals. A processor such as a DSP, may apply two or more filters to the audio input signal, each filter comprising a set of filter coefficients. The processor may combine finite impulse response (FIR)...

08/28/14 - 20140241538 - Method of retrieving processing properties and audio processing system
Techniques for storing and retrieving processing properties for processing an audio signal in an audio processing system, such as, an audio mixing console are provided. The processing properties specify audio effects and/or audio mixing applied to the audio signal. Type information is established which relates to audio content properties of...

08/21/14 - 20140233744 - Audio processing and enhancement system
A system and method for enhancing the audio experience on a consumer electronic device is disclosed. A system for enhancing the audio experience on a consumer electronic device including a parametrically configurable processing block is disclosed. An all-digital audio enhancement system suitable for embedding into a low cost, low power...

08/21/14 - 20140233745 - Acceleration sound generation device for vehicle
An acceleration sound generation device for a vehicle using at least one of an acceleration operation of the vehicle, an acceleration force generated by the acceleration operation, and an acceleration state obtained by the acceleration force as a control parameter. The acceleration sound generation device includes a sound generation unit...

04/24/14 - 20140112486 - Tube amplifier emulator
This disclosure shows methods and apparatus to emulate vacuum tube amplifiers that have output transformers, to deliver “tube sound”, where the output transformer nonlinearity is emulated. Prior arts that emulated vacuum tube amplifiers either did not include output transformer nonlinearity in their emulation, or did not do it correctly. The...

03/06/14 - 20140064504 - Ultrasonic stimulating pet toy
The present invention relates generally to an ultrasonic stimulating pet toy and, more specifically, to a mouse-like pet toy comprising a sound chip assembly that emits ultrasonic vocalizations that replicate those studied in mice. The instant abstract is neither intended to define the invention disclosed in this specification nor intended...

01/16/14 - 20140016792 - Engine sound synthesis system
An engine sound synthesis system is operable to analyze sound. Operation of the system may include providing an input sound signal to be analysed and determining a fundamental frequency of the input signal from the input signal or from at least one guide signal. Furthermore, the frequencies of higher harmonics...

01/02/14 - 20140003610 - Method of reproducing sound source of terminal and terminal thereof
A terminal and a method of reproducing a sound source which changes a reproducing attribute of a sound source based on input information and reproduced the changed sound source to provide an effect sound are provided. The method of reproducing a sound source, includes detecting generation of an input; extracting...

12/19/13 - 20130336493 - Flexible microphone and amplification system
A flexible microphone and amplification system is disclosed. The system includes a first end supporting a first device and a second end supporting a second device. A flexible portion connects the first end to the second end. The flexible portion is bendable and twistable and can be contorted into various...

12/12/13 - 20130329900 - Audio signal distortion using a secondary audio signal for enhanced control of psycho-acoustic and musical effects
A distorter is provided that allows a musician/sound engineer to affect the operation of a distortion circuit using a second musical instrument or a sound modifier, enabling the musician/audio engineer to vary the behavior of the distorter in real time. The invention enables a musician and/or sound engineer to achieve...

11/14/13 - 20130301839 - Sound synthesiser
A system for synthesising sounds which allows the user to specify time varying functions for multiple partials. The partials can be cyclical waveforms, for example sine waves, or sampled sounds, or a mixture of each. Partials can be included in the resulting sound by summing, convolution or otherwise. Time varying...

08/22/13 - 20130216053 - Apparatus and method for modifying an audio signal using envelope shaping
An apparatus for modifying an audio signal has an envelope shape determiner, a filterbank processor, a signal processor, a combiner and an envelope shaper. The envelope shape determiner determines envelope shape coefficients based on the a frequency domain audio signal representing a time domain input audio signal and the filterbank...

08/22/13 - 20130216054 - Vehicular active sound effect generating apparatus
A sound effect generating apparatus includes a delay unit for giving a delay to a sound effect output from a rear speaker depending on either an accelerator opening change which represents a change per unit time in an accelerator opening or the accelerator opening itself....

08/22/13 - 20130216055 - Method, system and apparatus for integrated dynamic neural stimulation
A method for integrated dynamic neural stimulation. The method can include selecting a tone for playback, adjusting the characteristics of the tone, selecting program options for modifying the playback of the tone, selecting an accompaniment to the tone, generating an audio program by combining the tone and the accompaniment according...

07/18/13 - 20130182861 - Methods and systems for downloading effects to an effects unit
Various embodiments relate to a systems and methods for downloading one or more effects to an effects unit. One or more effects may be received. On an effects unit. Audio signals for the one or more effects may be processed based on instructions for processing the audio signals received with...

07/18/13 - 20130182862 - Apparatus and method for modifying an audio signal using harmonic locking
An apparatus for modifying an audio signal includes a filterbank processor, a fundamental determiner, an overtone determiner, a signal processor and a combiner. The filterbank processor generates a plurality of bandpass signals based on an audio signal and the fundamental determiner selects a bandpass signal of the plurality of bandpass...

07/18/13 - 20130182863 - Audio control apparatus and system
An audio control apparatus is adapted for use with an external portable electronic device having display functionality, and includes a data storage device, an operation controller operable to access and process audio data stored in the data storage device, and to output information of the audio data, a user control...

07/18/13 - 20130182864 - Running-linked sound producing device
A running-linked sound generation unit includes an order sound data generation unit, a random sound data generation unit, and a synthesis unit. The order sound data generation unit generates order sound data by changing the tone of basic order sound data according to a motor rotation speed of a vehicle....

07/11/13 - 20130177161 - Sine wave generating device, digital signal processor and audio output device
A sine wave generating device includes at least one adder configured to add two input signals thereof, at least one delay unit configured to delay an input signal thereof by one sample time and at least one multiplier configured to receive the delayed signal from the at least one delay...

05/09/13 - 20130114820 - Method and apparatus for emulating sound
A method of emulating a sound of an audio apparatus by using a sound emulation apparatus includes obtaining k past samples (where k is a natural number that is equal to or greater than 1) by delaying a current sample of an audio signal; applying a plurality of characteristic functions...

01/24/13 - 20130022211 - Wirelessly triggered voice altering amplification system
A system and method for wirelessly triggering an amplification system are disclosed. In one example, the system for wirelessly triggering the amplification comprises at least one wireless tag, the at least one wireless tag having unique identification (ID) information and an amplification system configured to receive audio signals. Further, the...

11/15/12 - 20120288109 - Apparatus and method for noise generation
The disclosure provides a method for noise generation, including: determining an initial value of a reconstructed parameter; determining a random value range based on the initial value of the reconstructed parameter; taking a value in the random value range randomly as a reconstructed noise parameter; and generating noise by using...

11/01/12 - 20120275612 - Method for synthesizing an engine noise and device for carrying out the method
The invention relates to a method for synthesizing an engine noise, in particular of an internal combustion engine, wherein the engine noise is generated by at least one electromechanical transducer, in particular an actuator or a loudspeaker, by means of a signal value corresponding to an electrical transducer excitation signal....

10/25/12 - 20120269357 - Audio signal processing system for live music performance
A method and system for generating and/or performing music in real time can include receiving one or more audio signals, receiving one or more virtual instrument trigger signals, and selecting one or more plug-ins and/or one or more virtual instruments. A processing scheme may be selected from a set of...

10/18/12 - 20120263310 - Audio data generation method and apparatus
An audio data generation method comprises generating a first parametric description of features of a first sound. The first parametric description comprises a first set of parameters which relates to the features of the first sound. The method comprises generating a second parametric description of features of a second sound....

07/26/12 - 20120189131 - Low-pitched sound enhancement processing apparatus, speaker system and sound effects apparatus and processes
Musical sound signals in at least one frequency band in a low band range are enhanced by a low-pitched sound enhancement processing device. Musical sound signals greater than a predetermined level are compressed by a compression device, such that the level in a low band range would not become excessively...

05/31/12 - 20120134504 - Chaotic pulse train synthesizer
A system includes a pulse generator to generate a repeating pulse train including at least two pulses per cycle of the pulse train. A feedback loop creates chaos inducing components from each pulse of a cycle and adds the chaos inducing components to at least two pulses of a next...

05/03/12 - 20120106748 - System for simulated multi-gear vehicle sound generation
A vehicle sound generator system is configured to generate a signal configured to drive one or more speakers produce sound waves simulating sounds associated with a desired engine type. The signal is based on one or more operating conditions of a vehicle. The vehicle sound generator system is configured to...

03/01/12 - 20120051552 - System, method, and apparatus for adjusting an output of a transducer
A system and method for modulating the sound pressure that is output from an audio transducer is disclosed. In one embodiment, the method includes receiving an audio signal and placing the audio signal across a voice coil of the transducer. In addition, a voltage is applied across a field coil...

10/20/11 - 20110255701 - Method for dynamically adjusting the spectral content of an audio signal
Circuit and associated methods for dynamically adjusting the spectral content of an audio signal, which increases the harmonic content through the systematic introduction of amplitude asymmetry. In one embodiment, the method comprises a spectral modification of an analog audio signal in which the high-frequency content is reduced as a function...

10/06/11 - 20110243342 - Sound field controller
A sound field controller includes: a sound field generation section which generates an effect sound signal for giving a sound field effect sound to an audio signal; an acquisition section which acquires a measurement signal indicating sound pressure levels of a direct sound and a reflected sound which are collected...

09/22/11 - 20110228946 - Comfort noise generation method and system
A method for Comfort Noise Generation (CNG) comprising the steps of recording information of Background Noise (BGN); generating white noise samples; and generating Comfort Noise (CN) by applying coefficients that are extracted from said information of BGN on White Noise (WN) samples....

08/18/11 - 20110200202 - Special novelty effects apparatus for bicycles
Special novelty effects apparatus are provided for inclusion on bicycles providing a synthesizer circuit device having a microprocessor circuit element and a memory chip element or flash drive element for receiving instructions for novelty sound and lighting effects that simulate atypical sounds and lighting as would be expected to emanate...

03/17/11 - 20110064233 - Method, apparatus and system for synthesizing an audio performance using convolution at multiple sample rates
A method, apparatus, and system (48) are disclosed for use in synthesizing an audio performance (50) in which one or more acoustic characteristics, such as acoustic space, microphone modeling and placement, can selectively be varied. In order to reduce processing time, the system utilizes pseudo-convolution processing techniques (54) at a...

03/17/11 - 20110064234 - Reflector structure, sound field adjusting method, columnar reflector structure, room, program, and various acoustic room designing system
There is provided a sound field adjusting method that can provide an acoustic improvement effect tailored to the characteristics of various acoustic rooms, with small differences in reflection properties between sound receiving points. The diameters of a plurality of columnar reflectors are calculated so as to diffuse sound waves of...

02/10/11 - 20110033057 - Method and apparatus for distortion of audio signals and emulation of vacuum tube amplifiers
A method for digitally processing audio signals to emulate the effects of vacuum tube amplifiers and preamplifiers, musical instrument amplification systems, and distortion effects. By use of an implicit numerical method to estimate the response of a parametrically-controlled non-linear transfer function, non-linear filters, and feedback elements, the dynamic behavior and...

09/30/10 - 20100246842 - Information processing apparatus, melody line extraction method, bass line extraction method, and program
An information processing apparatus is provided which includes a signal conversion unit for converting an audio signal to a pitch signal indicating a signal intensity of each pitch, a melody probability estimation unit for estimating for each frame a probability of each pitch being a melody note, based on the...

09/30/10 - 20100246843 - Device for entertainment during driving of a car
A device designed to be plugged into an electric socket in a vehicle, which socket constitutes part of the electrical system of the vehicle, which device, without any other connection, is able to detect the engine speed of the vehicle and convert this information to sound signals. In at least...

09/16/10 - 20100232614 - Quantum mechanical tunneling audio distortion device
The present invention relates to an electronic audio processing device and more particularly an audio distortion device. Audio is distorted using a quantum mechanical tunneling device, such that distortion does not need to occur on the peaks of the audio waveform, but can rather occur on rising or falling edges...

09/02/10 - 20100220866 - Thin speaker with improved bass/deep bass sound effect
The present invention discloses a thin speaker with improved bass/deep bass sound effect, comprising a housing; a thin plate with honeycomb structure inside the housing; at least one voice coil module which comprises at least one audio signal input interface to receive the audio signal inputs from an external device;...

08/05/10 - 20100195840 - Real-time continuous digital control of parameters and settings of analogue sound effects
The present invention provides an apparatus comprising digital means adapted to synthesise a digital waveform; conditioning unit means adapted to convert the digital waveform into an analogue waveform; and modulating means adapted to an analogue sound-carrying signal and said analogue waveform, and to modulate said analogue sound-carrying signal using the...

08/05/10 - 20100195841 - Audio equipment
“AUDIO EQUIPMENT”, which includes a) Intuitive user interface for easy equipment operation; b) “Audio Link”, “P. A. Control”, “Programmable Stage Monitors”, “Output Terminal” and “Instrument Input Selector” features; c) Integrated sound effects and sound treatment functionalities; d) Conventional Equipments integration capability, which the user interface includes the front and back...

11/19/09 - 20090285407 - Method and apparatus for providing audio motion feedback in a simulated three-dimensional environment
Embodiments of the invention provide method, system, and computer readable storage medium for providing an audio motion feedback to a user of a simulated three-dimensional (“3D”) environment, where the user controls an entity within the simulated 3D environment. A plurality of gridlines is projected over the simulated 3D environment to...

09/24/09 - 20090238372 - Vertically or horizontally placeable combinative array speaker
The present invention provides a vertically or horizontally placeable combinative array speaker. The vertically or horizontally placeable combinative array speaker includes a microprocessor, an orientation sensor coupled to the microprocessor to sense condition changes of the combinative array speaker, a sound field reconstructing unit formed within or outside of the...

09/17/09 - 20090232321 - Acoustic signal processing apparatus, acoustic signal processing method, acoustic signal processing program, and computer readable recording medium
An audio signal processing apparatus includes a cutout unit, a correlation calculating unit, a spectrum calculating unit, a coefficient calculating unit, and an assigning unit. The cutout unit cuts out audio signals of plural channels by a time frame. The correlation calculating unit calculates a correlation value between respective signals...

07/16/09 - 20090180634 - Musical instrument effects processor
Arrangement and method for controlling the order and selection of audio effect components using of a user-controlled crosspoint switch device. A user interface controls a processor which in turn controls the crosspoint device to set a plurality of switches forming a matrix therein, thereby allowing arbitrary control over the order...

07/02/09 - 20090169026 - Sound effect circuit and processing method
A sound effect circuit and processing method are disclosed. An input audio signal is input to a digital sound effect unit, an output signal is generated and output with a sound effect in accordance with an effect amount of a certain value from the input audio signal using the digital...

06/04/09 - 20090141905 - Navigable audio-based virtual environment
The invention is directed to a sound system for providing an audio-based virtual environment, wherein the sound system includes: (a) a device-readable medium having stored thereon a device-readable code for encoding the audio-based virtual environment; (b) a sound-transmitting device capable of stereophonic output to a listener navigating within the audio-based...

05/28/09 - 20090136051 - System and method for modulating audio effects of speakers in a sound system
A system for modulating audio effects of speakers is provided. The system includes a selecting module, a playing module, a recording module, a time delay computing module and a modulating module. Based on these modules, the system is capable of determining a time difference and a pitch for each of...