Patent Number: 6,166,316

Title: Automatic performance apparatus with variable arpeggio pattern

Abstract: An automatic performance apparatus that is responsive to a manual player of an input implement for producing either an arpeggio performance or a pattern performance in a modified form. Specifically, the present invention includes: a sequencer block that is responsive to manual play for generating a sequence of original note data representing either the arpeggio performance or the pattern performance; an input block to set control parameters; a play effector block to process the original note data according to the control parameters; a transposer block that shifts the altered note data by a predetermined interval to thereby generate shifted note data; a note effector block that generates additional note data in superposed relation to the shifted note data; a tone generator block that is receptive of the shifted note data and the additional note data for generating corresponding musical tones to thereby provide the modified form of either of the arpeggio performance and the pattern performance.

Inventors: Takahashi; Makoto (Hamamatsu, JP), Ito; Yoshihisa (Hamamatsu, JP)

Assignee: Yamaha Corporation

International Classification: G10H 1/26 (20060101); G10H 1/28 (20060101); G10H 001/20 (); G10H 001/28 (); G10H 001/42 (); G10H 001/46 ()

Expiration Date: 12/26/2017