Patent Number: 6,307,140

Title: Music apparatus with pitch shift of input voice dependently on timbre change

Abstract: A music apparatus is constructed for receiving an input signal composed of either of a voice signal and a tone signal and for processing the input signal based on a timbre change command signal to generate at least one channel of an output signal. In the music apparatus, a reference pitch designation section designates a reference pitch. An output signal generation section receives the input signal, the timbre change command signal and the reference pitch designated by the reference pitch designation section for changing a timbre of the input signal in accordance with the timbre change command signal, and for changing a pitch of the input signal above or below the reference pitch in accordance with the timbre change command signal, thereby generating the output signal having the changed timbre and the changed pitch.

Inventors: Iwamoto; Kazuhide (Hamamatsu, JP)

Assignee: Yamaha Corporation

International Classification: G10H 1/36 (20060101); G10H 5/00 (20060101); G10L 21/00 (20060101); G10H 001/02 (); G10H 001/06 (); G10H 001/38 ()

Expiration Date: 10/23/2018