World stage for pitch-corrected vocal performances

Salazar, Spencer; Fiebrink, Rebecca A.; Wang, Ge; Ljungstrom, Mattias; Smith, Jeffrey C.; Yang, Jeannie 2014. World stage for pitch-corrected vocal performances. US 8682653 B2.


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Abstract or Description

Techniques have been developed to facilitate the capture performances on handheld or other portable computing devices and, in some cases, the pitch-correction and mixing of such vocal performances with backing tracks for audible rendering on such devices. Captivating visual animations and/or facilities for listener comment and ranking are provided in association with an audible rendering of a performance, e.g., a vocal performance captured and pitch-corrected at another similarly configured mobile device and mixed with backing instrumentals and/or vocals. Geocoding of captured vocal performances and/or listener feedback may facilitate animations or display artifacts in ways that are suggestive of a performance or endorsement emanating from a particular geographic locale on a user manipulable globe. In this way, implementations of the described functionality can transform otherwise mundane mobile devices into social instruments that foster a unique sense of global connectivity and community.

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US 8682653 B2

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Assignee: Smule, Inc. (San Francisco, California, USA)

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Computing > Embodied AudioVisual Interaction Group (EAVI)


25 March 2014

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Date Deposited:

01 Apr 2016 13:23

Last Modified:

29 Apr 2020 16:16


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