Patent Number: 6,307,141

Title: Method and apparatus for real-time beat modification of audio and music signals

Abstract: A method and apparatus that allows a musician or disk-jockey to jump to selected beats while playing a digital music file. Numeric pads on a user interface access beat pointers which point to the location of a selected jump beat in the file. The jump beat then replaces or overlays the beat currently being played. Alternatively, a pattern of beats can be selected to overlay the song as it is played.

Inventors: Laroche; Jean (Santa Cruz, CA), Dahl; Luke (Santa Cruz, CA)

Assignee: Creative Technology Ltd.

International Classification: G10H 1/40 (20060101); G10H 001/40 ()

Expiration Date: 10/23/2018