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Technique for Selection of Sound Features

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000037476D
Original Publication Date: 1989-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-29
Document File: 1 page(s) / 11K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Peters, AM: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Provided is a technique to allow user selection of sound features to overcome the deficiencies of conventional sound selection approaches.

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Technique for Selection of Sound Features

Provided is a technique to allow user selection of sound features to overcome the deficiencies of conventional sound selection approaches.

The technique provides an audio-visual approach for selection of sound with a pointing device. As the user moves a "scroll box" on a sliding scale, the user hears the sound change and visually sees the chosen frequency. The user also has an interactive field for entry of specific frequencies. The technique also allows users to modify other sound parameters in a similar manner, e.g., number of sounds and sound frequency.

The benefits to the user are a simple technique for novice or casual user to modify sound features, while providing a technique for advanced users to select specific sound parameters. The technique also saves user worksteps by providing feedback as the user interacts with the selection mechanism.

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