Patent Number: RE38,554

Title: Method of extending capability of music apparatus by networking

Abstract: A network system is constructed for operating a music apparatus having a function as an electronic musical instrument under control by a local terminal which is communicable with a host computer through a network. In the system, the host computer is installed with a capability utilized to compute data effective to extent the function of the electronic musical instrument. The local terminal is connectable to the host computer through the network to remotely control the capability of the host computer so as to compute the data prepared for the music apparatus. The local terminal downloads the computed data from the host computer into the music apparatus through the local terminal. The music apparatus operates according to the downloaded data to extend its own function as the electronic musical instrument. Further, the capability itself can be transferred from the host computer to the music apparatus through the local terminal.

Inventors: Ide; Kensuke (Hamamatsu, JP)

Assignee: Yamaha Corporation

International Classification: G10H 1/06 (20060101); G10H 7/00 (20060101); G10H 001/06 (); G10H 007/00 ()

Expiration Date: 07/13/2021