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Old Jul 2, 2009, 02:50 AM   #1
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Apple to Rate Your Karaoke Singing on Your iPhone?






Apple has published a very interesting patent application in which they explore how to provide a Karaoke experience on the iPhone. Not only would users be able to sing along with their favorite songs, but Apple wants to give real-time feedback to singers letting them know how they are doing.
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The systems and methods for providing users with real-time feedback while they are singing on key/pitch and providing real-time feedback to the user while the karaoke song is being sung. The feedback will be positive feedback if user is on key/pitch and it will be negative feedback if user is off key/pitch.
The patent application addresses "one of the biggest obstacles faced by amateur sings: singing on key/pitch". Apple suggests that this system could actually improve the quality of people's singing. One novel way to accomplish this would be to measure the pitch of the singer's voice and if it were to be too low, the device could exaggerate the low pitch of the user's own voice to encourage them to sing higher.

Apple clearly depicts pictures of the iPhone's iPod application with an additional menu option for "Karaoke". The interface for the Karaoke section is also shown above. We don't know if Apple will pursue this option in a future version of the iPhone software, but it's a fun and interesting proposition.

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Old Jul 2, 2009, 02:53 AM   #2
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God, this would be a #1 seller in no time.
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Old Jul 2, 2009, 02:55 AM   #3
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SingStar for iPhone? How cool. Me want.
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Old Jul 2, 2009, 02:55 AM   #4
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That picture look like he's enjoying himself in other ways....
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That picture look like he's enjoying himself in other ways....
I had same on my mind lol..
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Old Jul 2, 2009, 03:05 AM   #6
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who draws these things!?
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Old Jul 2, 2009, 03:13 AM   #8
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Although I have no interest in such an App.....

I just want to say, what an awesome photo....
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Old Jul 2, 2009, 03:14 AM   #9
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apple, at&t, and the fox network are really tight. last season on american idol the at&t netowork and the iphone were promoted regularly. maybe this will be for some kind of AI tie in?
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Ah, Apple and their crazy patents!
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Old Jul 2, 2009, 03:20 AM   #11
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No kidding. Why not, eh?
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Old Jul 2, 2009, 03:24 AM   #12
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Um, can they really patent the singing portion of Rock Band / Guitar Hero / SingStar...?
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Old Jul 2, 2009, 03:29 AM   #13
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Might as well throw my Karaoke app development in the bin then!
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Old Jul 2, 2009, 03:30 AM   #14
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Once again I get the feeling that Apple is trying to draw people's attention away from its true plans by publishing all this crazy stuff
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Sounds ideal for the Japanese market
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Great. More people singing stupid songs in public.
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Engineers?

It would be more ethical to pay an illustrator, yet far less amusing.
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iPhone Z for the Japanese market with karaoke now!.

Would sell in there millions.
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Great

So now when I'm using public transport I not only have to listen to poor quality RnB out of a iphone speaker but now the fu@kwit will be singing along.
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Sounds ideal for the Japanese market
yup!

and at last... lyric for iTunes songs
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its just crazy where apple gets all this ideas from. Steve Jobs , with great sense of taste, probably wanted this to go along with his music listening
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Old Jul 2, 2009, 04:44 AM   #22
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Singing

Now, if we only could do the same on the AppleTV ... Along with other games... Ah, before I forget: what about renting and purchasing video in more countries? Alternatives are now shrinking...
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I'm wondering why they have switched Videos and Albums (at least compared to the iPod-app in version 3.1 (probably also 3.0) of iPhone OS.

Take a look at Fig. 4...
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Um, can they really patent the singing portion of Rock Band / Guitar Hero / SingStar...?
Yeah. It'll be called ORAL HERO: AROUND THE WORLD.
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That picture look like he's enjoying himself in other ways....
LOL!

I love it ... Come to me SingStar app!
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