Patent Number: 8,716,585

Title: Customizable electronic musical instrument and user interface

Abstract: A customizable electronic musical instrument comprising a mounting frame for securing a plurality of user-installable electronic musical modules of various types including a type for generating at least one real-time control signal responsive to user operation, a type for generating audio signals, responsive to a real-time control signal, and a for processing audio signals responsive to at least one of a real-time control signal. The instrument can transmit electrical signals to an external system and can include internal sound amplification. The instrument can include one or more of a keyboard, touchpad, strumpad, impact sensor, slider control, expression wheel, joystick, ribbon controller, button, switch, pressure sensor, multiple-position selector, knob potentiometer, and music synthesizer elements. Signals may be routed among modules by a switch or bus.

Inventors: Ludwig; Lester F. (San Antonio, TX)

Assignee: Ludwig; Lester F.

International Classification: G10H 1/32 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/06/12018