Scratched Sound Synthesizer

Inventors: 
Wun Cheuk Wai, Simon, Yong Chern Han, Chan Ti Eu
Patent number: 
159859 (2012-10-31)
Strategic Thrust: 
Media
Description: 
A scratched sound synthesizer plays back a sound clip at different time-varing rates to imitate the sounds a DJ produces on a turntable with different scratching techniques. The sound clip, called a scratchable unit, is usually speech with a few syllables. The scratched sound synthesizer turns the scratchable unit into a scratch comprising one or more strokes (e.g. a chirp scratch with a forward and a back strokes). It enables users without DJing skills to create realistic scratched sounds which can be used in music production.