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Preferred Track Settings

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000016171D
Original Publication Date: 2002-Sep-23
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-21
Document File: 1 page(s) / 35K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Disclosed is a system which will allow listeners of audio compact discs to listen to their audio tracks with more interactivity. The proposed system deals specifically with multi-speaker audio systems that are used to play compact discs.

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Preferred Track Settings

Disclosed is a system which will allow listeners of audio compact discs to listen to their audio tracks with more interactivity. The proposed system deals specifically with multi-speaker audio systems that are used to play compact discs.

The listener of an audio track will be able to pre-specify audio settings on a speaker basis. Audio settings can include such things as bass, treble, volume, etc. The user will be able to preprogram which speaker he/she wants to sound and in what way (i.e., with what audio settings) by designating the programming info on a time block basis. The user will be able to break down a particular track into as many time blocks as he /she likes. Each of these time blocks can be given their own audio setting profiles, instructing the unit which will play the audio track to play a designated time block with specified volume, bass, treble, etc. settings. It is important to note that each speaker can have its own profile during the track playing process.

For example, the user can specify that during time block x, speaker #3 should play with z audio settings, while during the same time block x, speaker #4 should play with y audio settings.

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